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Added 1 September, 2017

The lines between fine dining and fast-casual are getting blurred

The term "fast-casual" seems loosely defined as fast food steps up its game and full service restaurants become more casual to adapt to changing times. Now, some of the elements that define fine dining are showing up in more casual formats. Wine lists, for example, are becoming increasingly important at fast-casual locations, with some even producing private labels to offer at their locations. And at what is certainly New York’s most publicized fast-casual opening, Made Nice, hints of famous dishes from its sister fine-dining restaurants made it onto the menu — chicken from NoMad, and pork confit from Eleven Madison Park.

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