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The fast-casual restaurant trend is much bigger than Buffalo, as employees across the United States value convenience, speed and portability during shorter-than-ever lunch breaks. Businesses scurry to accommodate these hungry-but-rushed workers, and the models that have proven popular lend themselves well to franchising. Souvlaki Fast and Rachel's Mediterranean have …

Food and Drink

Times are changing at Expo Market, the bustling food hall and gathering place across from Shea’s Buffalo Theatre. Since the hall changed ownership earlier this year, restaurateurs JJ Alfieri, Paul Tsouflidis and Kevin Lin have signed on a wave of new coffee and late-night options, designed to attract a crowd outside the market’s peak lunch hours. Souvlaki Fast, located …

Food and Drink

Significant changes are afoot at Buffalo's downtown food hall, EXPO Market, which changed ownership officially on Feb. 1. Restaurateurs JJ Alfieri, Paul Tsouflidis and Kevin Lin, who all operate stands in EXPO, have taken over the lease to manage the space inside Sinatra & Co. Real Estate's Market Arcade at 617 Main St. With more control under the new structure, the …