By the time he was 29, Kunkel says he was ready to go out on his own.
"I was beating down every door for traditional financing, and then took out equity on my home, maxed out my credit cards, and was borrowing $500 from everyone who said 'hello' to me," says Kunkel, whose first venture was a bakery on South Beach in Miami.
S.," but the true test will come when the brands venture beyond their core markets.
With the fast casual segment's attention trained on fresh and healthy offerings, it may need to market more to stand out from major (and less expensive) competitors.
Beyond this, restaurants may differentiate themselves on factors including speed (see fast food), formality, location, cost, service, or novelty themes (such as automated restaurants).
Restaurants range from inexpensive and informal lunching or dining places catering to people working nearby, with modest food served in simple settings at low prices, to expensive establishments serving refined food and fine wines in a formal setting.
The move was a low but savvy investment, as the chain didn't add any new ingredients to its menu, but simply bundled them together to make it easier for diet-conscious diners to order.
Lemonade and Modern Market Eatery's leaders seem confident that the merger will help the concepts thrive in "non-traditional foodservice outlets across the U.
Lemonade will reportedly maintain its expansion focus on California, but Modern Market plans to boost its presence in existing markets of Colorado, Texas, Arizona, Washington, D. Modern Market goes so far as to include a macronutrient profile of diners' meals on their receipts to help "flex" dieters work toward weight loss or fitness goals.
Both brands also spotlight fresh ingredients and plant-based food, and for good reason.