Menu Moves: Restaurants add fast-casual options

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It’s no secret that fast-casual dining remains the hottest segment in foodservice. If you own a full-service restaurant, how can you compete? As the old adage goes, if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.

More restaurants are tweaking their operations—putting emphasis on takeout or grab-and-go options—to become full service/fast casual hybrids.

The latest solution comes from Romano’s Macaroni Grill. The chain added a new lunchtime Kitchen Counter ordering option last year, and

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