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Fast Casual Names its Top 100 Movers & Shakers

We scoured the full list of the top fast casual companies and executives at 1851 Franchise. Here are the brands and leaders that stood out to us.

By Cassidy McAloonSenior Writer
SPONSOREDUpdated 9:09AM 05/26/16

The fast casual industry is building momentum across the U.S. The segment is more popular among American consumers than ever before, allowing more emerging concepts to enter the ever-growing industry. Now Fast Casual is honoring the brands who manage to stand out in such a competitive field.

The publication released its annual list of the top “Movers & Shakers” in the fast casual segment. Brands were able to nominate themselves and explain why their model and growth potential deserved to make the list. A panel of judges then narrowed down the list to 75 brands and 25 fast casual executives. While the brands are ranked, the leaders aren’t listed in any particular order.

Below is a list of the brands and leaders that stood out to us at 1851 Franchise.


#24: Which Wich

#30: Mama Fu’s Asian House

#38: MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes

#50: Saladworks

#63: Cafe Rio Mexican Grill


Michael Mabry: COO of MOOYAH Burgers, Fries & Shakes

Jeff Sinelli: Founder and CEO of Which Wich

Laura Rea Dickey: CIO of Dickey’s Barbeque Pit

Geoff Alexander: EVP and managing partner of Lettuce Entertain You and CEO of Wow Bao

Andrew Gruel: CEO and founder of Slapfish Restaurant Group

Click here to read the full list.