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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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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".

Paul Barron

@PaulBarron

As a passionate food and web technology expert, producer & filmmaker, entrepreneur, speaker, author, and mentor for the restaurant and hospitality industry, I connect consumers, technology and brands to help invoke the next shift in business for restaurant and hospitality.

As an industry trend spotter and Founder of FastCasual.com, QSRWeb.com, and DigitalCoCo, I have spent the past 25 years studying restaurants and consumer interactions within the industry.

In September 2013, we launched FoodableTV.com, a new era of food media for operators and foodies alike. My goal is simple: to connect the New Age consumer and restaurant operator with content and social connectivity to change the restaurant industry.

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