The Hottest Fast-Casual Restaurants in 15 U.S. Cities

Why it made the list: When Jean-Philippe Failyau and Peter Newlin (Park BurgerHomegrown Tap & Dough) launched this all-day chicken shack in the old Tom’s Home Cookin’ space last summer, they made headlines as much for their business model and design as for their food, centered on custom-built smart kiosks for an almost entirely tech-driven service experience in a sunny, pop-industrial setting. But it’s all about the crispy, juicy bird for their instantly loyal fan base, which is only growing with the fall debut of a second branch in the Union Station Whole Foods Market and the anticipation surrounding a third near BU.

Must-order: Whether on a breakfast-only biscuit or a pickle-dotted bun, the Nashville Hot takes the top slot, followed closely by the Deluxe, topped with pepper jack, bacon, tomato, lettuce and herbed buttermilk mayo. read the full article on zagat

Lauren Vaughan