ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Fresh To Order, also known as f2o, is among a handful of restaurants named 2013 Hot Concepts!" by trade publication Nation's Restaurant News.
Restaurants that have received the award, include: The Cheesecake Factory, Capital Grille, P.F. Chang's China Bistro, and Del Frisco's Grille.
The magazine cited Fresh To Order's innovative menu, strong revenues and enduring consumer appeal as evidence of the concept's growth potential, according to a statement released by the restaurant.
"NRN is a leading expert on sustainable trends in the industry," noted Pierre Panos, f2o chief executive officer and founder. "This award - as well as our loyal customers and unit growth - confirms that guests appreciate freshly made, higher-quality, affordable food served in a comfortable, fast casual atmosphere."
Earlier this year, NRN named Fresh To Order "Breakout Brand of 2013," citing Fresh To Order's hot culinary concept, innovation within the industry and its strong plans for expansion.
QSR Magazine also named Fresh To Order one of its "Best Franchise Deals of 2013."
The company said in a statement, "With eight locations in Georgia and Tennessee, including at the Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Fresh To Order plans to double in size by 2014 with accelerated growth in the Southeast and expansion into the mid-Atlantic and Midwestern states. The chain will open units later this year at the CNN Center inAtlanta, Nashville, Tenn. and will enter new markets of Orlando, Fla. and Knoxville, Tenn.with units to open in 2014."
(Atlanta Business Chronicle)