Sunday, February 18, 2024

Can anyone make a good bowl anymore? The decline of the American fast casual restaurant

First, it was Chipotle, then it was a local bowl place. Next, a smaller, more local chain. Will my beloved Cava face the same fate? Can sweetgreen save them all or will fast casual salad and grain bowl restaurants die like the frozen yogurt fad before them? I won't be able to live if fast casual pizza restaurants like &pizza follow suit.

Never again:

  • Chipotle
  • Rainbowl
  • Roots

 On the bubble:

  • Cava

Still up for debate:

  • sweetgreen