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Interview: Better Restaurant Design Through Better Collaboration

4 days 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.

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

1 week 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.

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

3 weeks 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.

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Simplicity by Design at New York City’s Adda

3 weeks ago

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

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

2 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.

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Chipotle Is Tired of Being Behind on Digital Strategy

4 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.

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Inside Wendy’s Forward-Looking Design Strategy

5 months ago

Wendy's has got a lot of great ideas about how restaurant design can display the company's values. Will everybody make the connection between the new communal sinks and Wendy's fresh-never-frozen motto? Probably not, but it's a nice touch to have access to a sink without having to walk into the bathroom.

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Bespoke Dishware Can Be Good for Business (and Instagram)

6 months ago

Recognizing dining out as a sensory experience, restaurants are increasingly presenting their menu items on custom-made dishware. For those in favor of appealing to tastes both gustatory and visual, the eyes have it.

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Restaurants Tap Hollywood Set Designers to Create Standout Interiors

7 months ago

Restaurant design in the Instagram age is so high-stakes, it's tapped into the power of Hollywood set designers. Wow.

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Coffee by Day, Cocktails by Night at New York’s Patent Pending

7 months ago

Business in the front, party in the back isn't just relegated to a certain polarizing hairstyle. At New York's Patent Pending, the coffee shop-by-day, speakeasy-by-night concept works double duty in its design.

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Restaurant Megatrends 2018: Design Has a ‘More Is More’ Moment

9 months ago

Distinctive elements will dominate in restaurant design through 2018. Bold color choices, stand-out patterns, text-heavy neon signage, and witty branding will shape identities for new spaces, and the perceptions of those who experience them— virtually or otherwise.

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New York Restaurant Design No Longer Forcing Diners to Use Flashlights

11 months ago

Dark and dramatic lighting can be moody... and annoying. We're glad the days of our dining companions pulling out phones as flashlights are numbered. (Looking at you, dad.)