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99 Fast Casual Dinner Innovations

From Bespoke Pizzeria Menus to Seasonal Fast Food Feasts

— February 1, 2016 — Lifestyle
These fast casual dinner innovations range from bespoke pizzeria menus to seasonal fast food feasts that celebrate holidays like Thanksgiving, Halloween and Christmas. In addition to seasonal hamburger combos like White Castle's Thanksgiving slider menu that is made with Butterball's iconic turkey range, other standouts include casual translations of gourmet pasta meals.

While fast casual restaurants Sbarro and Panera Bread offer a myriad of fresh and artisanal pasta meals, competitors like Olive Garden make one's casual dining experience even more upscale and traditional while appealing to those with budget restraints.

Additional standouts include personalized offerings like Burger King's fast food beer menu that pairs hamburgers with pints along with Blaze Pizza's pie and wine deals that combine complementary food and beverage flavors. Lastly, examples like Churches Chicken's french fry shakers allow patrons to customize meal sides with a range of delicious spices.
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Decadent Duck Burgers
Decadent Duck Burgers
The Curd-Ducken Juicy Lucy Has Quadruple Cheese and Duck Skin
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98
Vegan Barbecue Feasts
Vegan Barbecue Feasts
Montreal's Chez Boris 'After Dark' Hosted a Southern Comfort Night
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97
Cheeseburger Potato Soups
Cheeseburger Potato Soups
This Hearty Soup Features a Creamy Base Topped with Veggies and Beef
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96
Antibiotic-Free Turkey Burgers
Antibiotic-Free Turkey Burgers
The New Turkey Burger Patties at Carl's Jr. are Antibiotic-Free
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95
Wine-Inspired Holiday Burgers
Wine-Inspired Holiday Burgers
Red Robin's Mad Love Burger is Available for the Holiday Season
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94
Tomato-Based Burgers
Tomato-Based Burgers
Vegusto's Tomato Burger is Made with Plant-Based Ingredients
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93
Peanut Butter Burgers
Peanut Butter Burgers
This PB & J Burger from 'Cook with Meat' is a Savory-Sweet Creation
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92
Southern Supper Subscriptions
Southern Supper Subscriptions
Peach Dish's Ingredient and Recipe Kits are Perfect For Couples
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91
Casual Sommelier Eateries
Casual Sommelier Eateries
This New Lucky Chip Restaurant Specializes in Pairing Wine and Burgers
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90
Fiery Presidential Burgers
Fiery Presidential Burgers
City Grille's Donald Trump Burger Honors the Presidential Candidate
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89
Superior Chicken Poutines
Superior Chicken Poutines
This Eatery's Chicken Tikka Poutine Fuses Canadian and Indian Cuisine
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88
Herby Truffle Fries
Herby Truffle Fries
These Rich Rosemary and Parmesan French Fries are an Upscale Side Dish
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87
Fish-Filled Flatbread Sandwiches
Fish-Filled Flatbread Sandwiches
These 'Crispy Fish' Sandwiches Offer a Healthy Fast Food Option
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86
Fast Food Bean Burgers
Fast Food Bean Burgers
The New Black Bean Burger from Wendy's is a Tasty Vegetarian Option
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85
Protein Fast Food Salads
Protein Fast Food Salads
Wendy's Mediterranean Salad is Abundantly Rich in Protein
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84
Stretched-Out Spicy Burgers
Stretched-Out Spicy Burgers
This Extra-Long Sriracha Cheeseburger is an Unusual Patty Creation
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83
Beer-Serving Burger Chains
Beer-Serving Burger Chains
Burger King Hopes to Serve Fast Food and Beer All Day in the UK
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82
Holiday Turkey Burgers
Holiday Turkey Burgers
Umami Burger Releases Its Holiday Bird Burger with a Stuffing Patty
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81
Dippable Pretzel Rolls
Dippable Pretzel Rolls
These Savory Sandwiches Come with a Dipping Sauce on the Side
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80
Spicy Brisket Sandwiches
Spicy Brisket Sandwiches
This Tasty Sandwich Features Chipotle BBQ Sauce and Diced Jalapenos
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79
Fast Food Wasabi Condiments
Fast Food Wasabi Condiments
This Chain is Now Offering Wasabi Sauce at Its Singapore Locations
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78
Casual Fusion Grills
Casual Fusion Grills
The Ahi Mahi Fish Grill Fusion Restaurant Blends BBQ and Asian Flavors
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77
Spicy Thai-Inspired Sandwiches
Spicy Thai-Inspired Sandwiches
This Smoky Chicken Sandwich Features a Trio of Spicy Sauces
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76
Updated Italian Dishes
Updated Italian Dishes
Sbarro's Spaghetti and Meatballs Menu Item Remixes Tradition
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75
Chilled Food Delivery
Chilled Food Delivery
On-Demand Food Delivery Startup Deliverd Brings Meals That Need Heating Up
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74
Meaty Mexican Pastas
Meaty Mexican Pastas
McAlister Deli's Bacon Jalapeno Pasta Blends Meaty and Zesty Flavors
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73
Detroit-Style Pizza Joints
Detroit-Style Pizza Joints
This New York City Restaurant Serves Fluffy Square-Shaped Pies
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72
Italian Breadstick Sandwiches
Italian Breadstick Sandwiches
You Can Now Eat Olive Garden Breadsticks in the Form of a Sandwich
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71
Romantic Noodle Bowls
Romantic Noodle Bowls
Love Kitsune is Offering Special Valentine's Day Soup Sets
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70
Shrimp-Infused Pizzas
Shrimp-Infused Pizzas
This Strange Pizza Features Dough Pockets with Various Unusual Fillings
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69
Condiment-Loaded Frites
Condiment-Loaded Frites
The Arby's Loaded Curly Fries are Packed with a Slew of Rich Toppings
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68
Chocolate Ramen Dishes
Chocolate Ramen Dishes
Tokyo Restaurant Mensho is Offering the Sweet Noodles for Valentine's Day
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67
Celebratory Lobster-Topped Pizzas
Celebratory Lobster-Topped Pizzas
This Seafood-Inspired Pizza Celebrates Chinese New Year
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66
Steak-Topped Nacho Dishes
Steak-Topped Nacho Dishes
The New 'BOSS Nachos' Feature Generous Portions of Marinated Steak
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65
Mediterranean Pesto Dishes
Mediterranean Pesto Dishes
Panera Bread's Pesto Sacchettini Menu Item is Nut-Free
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64
Garlicky Stuffed Pizza Crusts
Garlicky Stuffed Pizza Crusts
The New Stuffed Garlic Knots Pizza is a Cheesy Hybrid Dish
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63
Seasonal Turkey Sliders
Seasonal Turkey Sliders
These Miniture Burgers are Perfect for a Pre-Thanksgiving Snack
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62
Hybrid Hot Dog Burgers
Hybrid Hot Dog Burgers
This Unusual Burger Features a Grilled Hot Dog on Top of a Beef Patty
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61
Chorizo Caviar Pizzas
Chorizo Caviar Pizzas
Stevenson Pizza's Popular Recipe is the World's Most Expensive Pie
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60
Celebrity-Endorsed Veggie Burgers
Celebrity-Endorsed Veggie Burgers
This Plant-Based Burger is Backed by Bill Gates and Li Ka-Shing
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59
Hangover-Curing Burgers
Hangover-Curing Burgers
This Local Burger is Designed to Appeal to Las Vegas Residents
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58
Health-Conscious Italian Menus
Health-Conscious Italian Menus
This Restaurant Has Expanded Its Lighter Italian Fare Menu
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57
Festive Dumpling Menus
Festive Dumpling Menus
Din Tai Fung's Christmas Banquet Menu Includes Seasonal Eats
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56
Rotisserie-Style Chicken Sandwiches
Rotisserie-Style Chicken Sandwiches
This Fast Food Sandwich Features High-Quality Cuts of Meat
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55
Made-To-Order Italian Meals
Made-To-Order Italian Meals
Piada Italian Street Food Specializes in Simple, Healthy Options
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54
Traditional Protein Pastas
Traditional Protein Pastas
Sbarro's Baked Ziti Pasta Blends Mozzarella and Marinara Ingredients
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53
Boozy Pizza Pairings
Boozy Pizza Pairings
This Chain Offers Pizza and Wine Pairings at Most of Its Establishments
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52
Fondue-Inspired French Fries
Fondue-Inspired French Fries
This Fast Food Chain is Now Selling 'Bacon Fondue Fries'
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51
Creamy Chicken Dishes
Creamy Chicken Dishes
This Greek Village Chicken Dish is Full of Richness
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50
Vegan Grain Burgers
Vegan Grain Burgers
Burgerlords' Vegan Burger is Made with Eggplant, Mushrooms and Grains
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49
Middle Eastern Subs
Middle Eastern Subs
Whitebox Eatery's Falafel Sandwich Can Barely Be Contained to the Bun
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48
Cheese Ravioli Pastas
Cheese Ravioli Pastas
Olive Garden's Traditional Pasta Recipe is Convenient and Affordable
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47
Spicy Halloween Burgers
Spicy Halloween Burgers
This Hot Chili Burger Challenges Consumers to Take on the Heat
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46
Tailored Seafood Bowls
Tailored Seafood Bowls
Sweetfin Poke Offers Both Signature and Build Your Own Food Options
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45
Chip-Encrusted Fries
Chip-Encrusted Fries
Burger King is Now Testing Cheesy Chips That are Coated in Doritos Crumbs
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44
Queso-Topped Burgers
Queso-Topped Burgers
This Restaurant is Now Offering a Spicy Hamburger Dosed in Queso Sauce
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43
Custom Grain Bowl Menus
Custom Grain Bowl Menus
The Sweetgreen Menu Includes a 'Make-Your-Own' Section
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42
Remixed Gourmet Pastas
Remixed Gourmet Pastas
Panera Bread's Chicken Tortellini Alfredo is a Pracical Take on Fine Dining
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41
Personalized Artisan Pizza Joints
Personalized Artisan Pizza Joints
Alabama's Pieology Aims to Be a "Study in Custom Pizza"
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40
Casual Hawaiian Eateries
Casual Hawaiian Eateries
This New York Restaurnt Offers Traditional Hawaiian Poké Bowls
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39
Customizable Entree Combos
Customizable Entree Combos
This Applebee's Menu Makes Trying Different Dishes Affordable
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38
Supersized Chicken Sandwiches
Supersized Chicken Sandwiches
This Hearty Sandwich Features a Monstrous Chicken Breast Fillet
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37
Convenient Buffalo Chicken Wraps
Convenient Buffalo Chicken Wraps
The Trader Joe's Buffalo Chicken Wrap Eliminates Mess On-the-Go
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36
Star-Shaped Burger Buns
Star-Shaped Burger Buns
These Unusual Burger Buns are Inspired by the American Flag
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35
Casual Seafood Eateries
Casual Seafood Eateries
NYC's 'Lobster Press' Sits in the Food Stall at Penn Station
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34
Customizable Sushi Menus
Customizable Sushi Menus
Sushi Fuku is a Fast Casual Chain in Pittsburgh with Custom Dishes
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33
Spiced Sausage Pastas
Spiced Sausage Pastas
Boston Pizza's Spicy Sausage Arrabbiata Penne is a Twist on Tradition
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32
Health-Conscious Pub Menus
Health-Conscious Pub Menus
These Low-Calorie Dishes Offer a Healthy Alternative to Heavy Pub Food
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31
Custom Stir Fry Restaurants
Custom Stir Fry Restaurants
Genghis Grill is a Fast Casual Chain Offering Custom Stir Fry Dishes
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30
Casual Indian Eateries
Casual Indian Eateries
This Indian Fast Food Restaurant Aims to Be the Chipotle of Curry
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29
Seasonal Organic Taquerias
Seasonal Organic Taquerias
'Rreal Tacos' is a Place to Make Your Own Taco with Local Ingredients
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28
Thai-Inspired Winter Soups
Thai-Inspired Winter Soups
This Restaurant Has Added a New Addition to Its Line of Broth Bowls
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27
Celebrity-Inspired Burgers
Celebrity-Inspired Burgers
This Specilty Burger Honors American Television Personality Rachael Ray
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26
Cryogenically Frozen Meals
Cryogenically Frozen Meals
Frozen Foodies' Frozen Meals Give New Life to Gourmet Restaurant Dishes
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25
Vibrant Organic Taquerias
Vibrant Organic Taquerias
Poppo's Taqueria is an All-Natural Mexican Food Restaurant in Florida
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24
Bottomless Pasta Passes
Bottomless Pasta Passes
Olive Garden's All You Can Eat Pasta Pass Will Feed You Through the Fall
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23
French Fry Flavor Packets
French Fry Flavor Packets
The 'French Fry Shakers' from Church's Chicken Allow for Customization
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22
Fresh Caprese Burgers
Fresh Caprese Burgers
Japan's Mos Burger Uses Two Tomato Halves as a Bread Substitute
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21
Customizable Italian Menus
Customizable Italian Menus
Spoleto Italian's First Location Stateside Boasts Total Customization
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20
Exotic Mediterranean Salads
Exotic Mediterranean Salads
This Moroccan Carrot Salad Features a Melange of Bright Flavors
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19
Organic Fast Food Restaurants
Organic Fast Food Restaurants
This Fried Chicken Joint is the First USDA Certified Eatery
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18
Dehydrated Ketchup Condiments
Dehydrated Ketchup Condiments
This Ketchup Leather Prevents Burgers from Going Soggy
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17
Meat Pie Crusts
Meat Pie Crusts
Pizza Hut is Offering Very Cheeky Meat Pie Stuffed Crust Pizza with Four'N Twenty
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16
Sausage Stuffed Rigatoni Meals
Sausage Stuffed Rigatoni Meals
Olive Garden's Stuffed Pasta Menu Item Features Homemade Meat Sauce
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15
Vegan Fast Food Eateries
Vegan Fast Food Eateries
The HipCityVeg Offers Casual Plant-Based Takeout with Courier Delivery
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14
Gourmet Fast Food Tacos
Gourmet Fast Food Tacos
These New 'Knockout Tacos' Feature Bold and Unexpected Flavors
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13
Jambalaya Pasta Dishes
Jambalaya Pasta Dishes
This Southern-Inspired Pasta is a Menu Item at Bertucci's
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12
Custom Fast Casual Pizza
Custom Fast Casual Pizza
Cucinova Urban Italian is Sbarro's New Fast Casual Dining Concept
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11
Sustainable Fast Casual Dining
Sustainable Fast Casual Dining
Be Leaf is a New Fast Casual Dining Concept Launching in Chicago
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10
Fast Food Lettuce Burgers
Fast Food Lettuce Burgers
Red Robin Will Sell the 'Wedgie Burger,' A Patty Inside Lettuce
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9
Seafood Spaghetti Menu Items
Seafood Spaghetti Menu Items
This Dish by Jamie's Italian UK is Topped with Mussels and Octopus
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8
Plant-Based Burger Joints
Plant-Based Burger Joints
'By Chloe' is a Casual Vegan Restaurant with Burgers, Juice & More
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7
Take-Home Mediterranean Meals
Take-Home Mediterranean Meals
Yalla Mediterranean Caters to Families with Take-Out Meals
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6
Triple-Decker Pizza Boxes
Triple-Decker Pizza Boxes
This 'Triple Treat Box' Contains Three Different Levels of Food
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5
Chromatic Samurai Burgers
Chromatic Samurai Burgers
Burger King Japan Introduces Colorful Red and Black Burgers
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4
Heart-Shaped Pizzas
Heart-Shaped Pizzas
Boston Pizza's Valentine's Day Special Raises Money for Charity
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3
Convenient Superfood Meals
Convenient Superfood Meals
The Detox Kitchen Grab n' Go Dishes Blend Flavor and Nutrition
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2
Buffet-Style Sushi Restaurants
Buffet-Style Sushi Restaurants
Mainland Poke is a New Dining Concept Offering Custom Sushi Bowls
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1
Personalized Pizza Bars
Personalized Pizza Bars
Blaze Pizza Builds and Cooks Custom Fast-Fired Pizzas On the Spot
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