Fast Food Frenzy

Fast Food Frenzy

Three titans of fast food industry make presence felt in Port City By Lou Sorendo Taco Bell is the latest fast food restaurant to open in Oswego. Fast and furious. That describes the growth of fast food options in the city of Oswego this year. Dunkin’ Donuts, Taco Bell and Stewart’s have kicked up the fast food industry in the Port City with new locations, joining the likes of McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, Subway, Pizza Hut, Domino’s, and KFC. Is this a recurring trend throughout all of Central New York? Melissa Fleischut, president and CEO of the New York State Restaurant Association, said consumers look for quick meal options that can be eaten off-premises, and they are turning to quick service and fast casual restaurants. A fast casual restaurant does not offer full table service, but advertises higher quality food than fast food restaurants, with fewer frozen or processed ingredients. It is an intermediate concept between fast food and casual dining, and normally priced accordingly. “As many of these chains are beginning to offer a more diverse set of options on their menus to meet the demands of their customers, they have become a more appealing option,” Fleischut said. “We expect to see this trend continue as

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