The fast casual restaurant segment has seen growth and tremendous sales numbers in the face of a turbulent few years for the overall restaurant industry.
With a tight labor market and declining traffic, restaurants have been forced to do more with less. That can lead to gaps in training, cutting corners, and other practices that impact food safety.
2018 Fast Casual Data
To determine the most commonly observed food safety challenges for the fast casual segment, Steritech examined data from more than 5,000 assessments it conducted at fast casual restaurants in the period from January 2018 and June 2018.