9) Quality Fast Casual
We may not have the numbers to prove that luxurious three-course steak lunches are on the decline, but QSR Magazine named DC the third fastest-growing market for quick service spots. The increased demand for places like Cava Grill, GCDC (Kim-cheese-steak pictured), and Willie T’s Lobster Shack that don’t sacrifice flavor or finesse for speed is undeniable. Even Top Chefs are cashing in. Bryan Voltaggio’s Lunchbox in Chevy Chase launches July 14.