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For over four decades quick service restaurants have consumed the American culture of food. That legacy is about to change and shift into an entirely new evolution of what good food fast, really means.

Introducing a new era of what good food fast, really means. Join us as we explore this exciting new restaurant segment through exclusive interviews from top chefs, restauranteurs and other industry insiders. Giving you a close up look of the menus that are "Changing the way America eats".

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The Show


For over four decades quick service restaurants have consumed the American culture of food. That legacy is about to change and shift into an entirely new evolution of what good food fast, really means.

Introducing a new era of what good food fast, really means. Join us as we explore this exciting new restaurant segment through exclusive interviews from top chefs, restauranteurs and other industry insiders. Giving you a close up look of the menus that are "Changing the way America eats".

from the Foodable WebTV Network

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Tender Greens Caters to Sophisticated Diners on a Budget

In this episode of Fast Casual Nation, brought to you by the Foodable WebTV Network, we are in Los Angeles at Tender Greens, an elevated fast casual concept that brings farm fresh food to the forefront, with a chef-driven culinary edge. After seeing a gap in the market, Erik Oberholtzer, Matt Lyman and David Dressier decided to leave the fine dining world and take on the concept full-force. Watch the full episode as Oberholtzer and Santa Monica Executive Chef Rian Brandenburg tell us the Tender Greens story and its connection to farms, and show us some of their favorite dishes on the Santa Monica menu. 

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About Fast Casual Nation


Giving you a close up look of the menus that are "Changing the way America eats".

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About Fast Casual Nation


Giving you a close up look of the menus that are "Changing the way America eats".

For over four decades, quick service restaurants have consumed the American culture of food. That legacy is about to change and shift into an entirely new evolution of what good food fast, really means.

Paul Barron started what is known as the era of Fast Casual, coining the term in the mid 90’s and spending the last 15 years launching the industry leading website, magazine, event and association around the Fast Casual restaurant segment.

Join us in this series for video documentaries on the leading edge of where this amazing restaurant segment is going with innovator interviews and a close up look of the menus that are "Changing the way America eats".

More than 16 years ago, Paul Barron started a revolution in the restaurant and hospitality industry.

He called it Fast Casual, and since then it has become the leading restaurant segment in a $500 billion dollar market. As the founder of FastCasual.com and QSRweb.com, two industry leading websites, as well as the innovator of the highly acclaimed Fast Casual Executive Summit, Paul has been on the forefront of most of the leading trends in the restaurant business.

Fast Casual Nation explores this exciting new restaurant segment; from Miami, Dallas and Washington D.C., to the pacific coast of San Francisco and all the foodie spots in between. Through exclusive interviews from top chefs, restauranteurs and other industry insiders, come along and join us, as we give you a close up look of the menus that are "Changing the way America eats".

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The Host


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The Host


Paul Barron

@PaulBarron

Paul is the Founder of Foodable and digital agency DigitalCoCo, two of the six media and tech companies he's launched in the past two decades. He is also the author of The Chipotle Effect.

  • 20 Year Restaurant Guru
  • Forbes Top 50
  • Seeker of culinary nirvana
  • Loves the Vesper