The craft beer movement placed a big emphasis on draft, and that trend has since carried over to tap wine, craft soft drinks and cocktails. The newest iteration is serve-yourself draft taps. There are a number of permutations, from built-in units that require design integration and running draft lines to tables or a station, or drop-in units that can be easily retrofitted — just like adding a salad bar.
Firehouse Subs opened its first location in downtown Chicago. Growth has been steady for the nearly 900-unit chain headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla.