Introducing the Fast Casual Pizza Cluster Report, the first in a series of concept cluster publications from Technomic that helps foodservice executives identify emerging concepts and analyze their long-term consumer appeal. The series is powered by our innovative Concepts 2020 program, designed to:
Explore the evolution of the consumer restaurant experience
Identify operator best practices
Tap the pulse of today's restaurant patron
Make recommendations on what to expect over the next five to seven years
Both foodservice suppliers serving the pizza industry, as well as chain operators menuing pizzas, need to understand this dynamic and influential cluster. Fast-casual pizza concepts are providing better quality and fresher ingredients, with consumers designing their-own pizzas to be ready within minutes—a proven recipe for success within the fast-casual space. This gourmet positioning is a strong platform for health and wellness, with "better" pizza following the lead of "better" burger and "better" sandwich concepts.