Design

Design

The Next Generation of Food Hall Design

2 days ago

The eateries once commonly found in shopping malls and transportation hubs have been redeveloped conceptually as standalone halls commited to providing culinary diversity and supporting local businesses. Familiar chains are nowhere to be found at this current generation of design savvy food halls.

Design

How to Find the Next Great Restaurant Neighborhood

5 days ago

Pioneering a neighborhood with no other restaurants and little foot traffic takes a lot strategy, perseverance and a lot of luck. Steve and Dina Samson share their tips on making a new development in an uncharted area work for them in Los Angeles.

Chains

How Shake Shack and Milk Bar Localize Their Booming Chains

2 weeks ago

As companies like Shake Shack and Milk Bar continue to expand into new markets, localizing the menu and design draw fans for unique, city-specific experiences.

Design

McDonald’s Will Slow the Pace of Restaurant Remodels

3 weeks ago

Fortunately for McDonald's, many of its rivals are running into similar challenges, both with franchisees and with the speed of implementation. At the end of the day, two years isn't that much when you're talking thousands and thousands of restaurants.

Design

Designing a Chain Restaurant for 40 Million Travelers

3 weeks ago

Transportation dining has the potential to be transportative in and of itself, especially when designing for durability doesn’t mean sacrificing aesthetics.

Design

Designing for Destination Drinkers: Sustainable Breweries and Distilleries

1 month ago

As consumer interest in sustainability and ingredient sourcing grows, for these two Southern beverage-makers, eco-conscious creation doesn't stop with their products.

Design

Interview: Better Restaurant Design Through Better Collaboration

2 months ago

Having a design team that really understands the business of restaurants, in addition to having a keen eye, is key to any successful partnership.

Design

Balancing Restaurant Design and Budget at Chicago’s Pacific Standard Time

2 months ago

Both independents and chains are looking for better ways to engage an audience with design. Fortunately, consumers are looking for something new from restaurants, too, and are receptive to fresh ideas.

Design

The L.A. Restaurant and Bar Group Building Its Future on the Past

3 months ago

It takes time, money and a lot of patience to renovate and restore a historic bar or restaurant. The Los Angeles-based 1933 Group has learned how to jump hurdles and forge new roads in keeping “old Hollywood” alive.

Design

Simplicity by Design at New York City’s Adda

3 months ago

With his newest restaurant, NYC-based Roni Mazumdar envisions a space that welcomes the local community through its menu and design alike.

Design

Convivial Design Is on Display at D.C.’s Acclaimed Maydan

4 months ago

Working with the right architect gave Maydan owner Rose Previte, license to create her ideal dining room centered around a central hearth with an open flame.

Chains

Chipotle Is Tired of Being Behind on Digital Strategy

6 months ago

New Chipotle CEO Brian Niccol is aggressively pushing to lead on innovation. It's injecting some welcome momentum into a company that's been lagging behind in recent years.