Design

Design

Restaurant Megatrends 2019: Product Development Looks to Consumers’ Micro-Feedback

8 months ago

There’s no doubt that competitive markets require businesses to continually strive to meet consumer demands if they’re to remain relevant. Companies that provide restaurant-supporting software are no exception to this rule. Incorporating consumer feedback on a micro level has proven to be a successful approach to product development.

Design

Designing a Restaurant for Diner Interaction

8 months ago

Memorable design can invite diners to linger over a great restaurant experience just as much as a stunning plate of food. At Bastion in Nashville, Tenn., the building's unique physical dimensions help to facilitate as many personal interactions between staff and diners as possible.

Design

Designing a Growing Restaurant Group in Charleston, S.C.

9 months ago

In Charleston, S.C. restaurant partners Brooks Reitz and Tim Mink are creating restaurants with much more in mind than just food.

Design

The Next Generation of Food Hall Design

9 months 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

9 months 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

10 months 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

10 months 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

10 months 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

10 months 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

11 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

12 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

12 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.