Fig + Farro Applies its Mission to its Design

Based in Minneapolis, Fig + Farro describes itself as a global vegetarian comfort food restaurant.

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La Zona Offers Spanish Courtyard Experience

Fort Worth, Texas’ La Zona converted two buildings — an old barbershop and an old locksmith — and the plot of land between them into a Spanish-courtyard inspired dining experience.

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Edo Japan’s Fresh Take  

Alberta, Canada-based quick-service concept Edo Japan’s latest brand evolution, Fresh Take, debuted in Edmonton this winter and has rolled out to four new locations, the latest in Calgary.

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Kiosk-Only Fast-Casual Chain Takes Off in Denver

It’s a sign of the future: Birdcall is a new restaurant chain in Denver that doesn't have traditional front of house staff. Instead, this fast-casual scratch-cooking chicken-focused concept uses kiosks for ordering.

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A Q&A with Scroll Bar Designer Ray Gonzalez

Designed by EDG and Axis Architecture, Scroll Bar Waterside Kitchen opened in early February at the new Pullman San Francisco Bay hotel in Redwood City, Calif.

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bite-sized buzz for February  

A roundup of interesting bits of news that came across the editor’s desk in the last month, including mergers and acquisitions, chain expansion news, and international expansions from Inspire Brands, Carl’s Jr., and Teriyaki Madness among many more.

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