Fast Casual: Main Squeeze

Leigh Lockhart was at the forefront of the fast-casual trend when she opened her brick-and-mortar vegetarian café, Main Squeeze, in Columbia in 1998. Soups, salads, sandwiches and wraps are served alongside all-natural juices and smoothies. Lockhart says she went the fast-casual route to ensure she could pay her employees a living wage; she calls counter service “bartending with good food.” (Photo by Keith Borgmeyer)

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