fast casual

or fast-cas·u·al

[ fast-kazh-oo-uhl ]
/ ˈfæstˈkæʒ u əl /
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noting or relating to a restaurant that does not have table service but offers made-to-order food that is of higher quality than fast food: fast casual dining; a fast casual spot for fresh, authentic burritos.



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Origin of fast casual

First recorded in 1990–95
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British Dictionary definitions for fast casual

fast casual


a style of fast food involving healthier, fresher, and more varied dishes than traditional fast food, served in more attractive surroundings
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