Golf Club Gets Cowboy’s Themed Restaurant

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Burton’s Redesigns with Millennials in Mind

While many chain restaurants are making moves to bring in Millennial diners, not many recognize the need to start drawing in these younger customers as much as Burton’s Grill.

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Take a Bow: Introducing the Inaugural rd+d Awards!

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The Case for Fake: A Q&A with Grace Jeffers

"Authentic” and “natural” are big buzzwords driving restaurant concepts and design today. Brands attach them to their menus, ingredients, cooking styles and, increasingly, designs. Grace Jeffers, who for the past 20 years has researched, wrote about and lectured on the history of materials, argues that sentimentality for supposedly “real” materials such as wood, stone and leather is often misplaced.

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Get with the Program

Why is it that we always start on a design with extremely high expectations yet never want to spend the time in the beginning to make sure the outcome meets all those expectations?

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Designers Dish! 2016

Let’s get this out of the way right up front: Restaurant designers are really tired of reclaimed wood, Edison bulbs and rustic, warehouse, industrial chic. If you’re a client or brand chasing that look right now, chances are you’re getting gentle (if not exasperated, eye-rolling) pushback from your design partner. It’s time for fresh ideas and insights, and we’re serving up plenty of both, courtesy of this year’s Designers Dish! panel.

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