The Ethnic Quick-Casual Explosion

Peri-Peri Chicken, Crabmeat & Prawn Dumpling, Chicken Vindaloo, Tilapia Picatta, Grandma’s Tofu and Thai Curry Chicken Baos are all high-quality ethnic menu items from the new wave of quick-casual restaurants Aria Group Architects, Inc. has been designing recently.
The items mentioned above are featured at, respectively: Nando’s Peri-Peri (locations in the Washington, DC area), Ping Pong Dim Sum (also in the DC area), OMango (Aurora, IL), Go Roma (with locations in the Chicago area and California), Hutong (Oak Park, IL) and Wow Bao (Chicago, IL).
Aria Group has been working with these concepts to provide a contemporary, upscale ambiance to a quick-casual dining experience.These ethnic food concepts are competing successfully against the quick-casual hamburger, sandwich and pizza concepts.
The quick-casual restaurant segment has strengthened during the recession. By offering quality cuisine at an affordable price point, they have been able to appeal to the budget-conscious diner. The rise of the ethnic or more exotic quick-casual is serving the dining patron who is searching for variety and quality in this affordable segment.
Aria Group Architects, Inc. focuses on designing restaurant, entertainment and hospitality projects in 42 states, Europe, Mexico, Middle East, Canada, South America and the Philippines.  They are a recognized leader in the industry having designed over 1,500 restaurants alone. They have long standing relationships with Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises, Inc. (23 years), California Pizza Kitchen (21 years), PF Chang’s (15 years) and many more.