Fazoli's New Drive-Thru Initiative Merges Speed with Accuracy

Italian-American quick-serve chain Fazoli's has launched a "Drive Under 5" campaign to boost speed of service at the drive-thru.

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The Commoner Design Gives a Nod to Pittsburgh's Past

Newly opened in the Kimpton Monaco Hotel in Pittsburgh, The Commoner pays homage to the Steel City's industrial past, taking its name from William Pitt, First Earl of Chatham, for whom Pittsburgh is named and who was also known as "The Great Commoner."

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Johnny Rockets Moving into College Market with New Prototype

Burger chain Johnny Rockets is built around two things: a classic all-American menu featuring burgers, shakes and fries; and an environment that helps create a memorable experience.

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South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries: New Name, New Prototype

Villa Enterprises, a global multi-brand restaurant operator and franchisor, renamed the 30-year-old quick-serve restaurant South Philly Steaks & Fries to South Philly Cheesesteaks & Fries, while also debuting a new prototype design.

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UFood Grill Debuts New Restaurant Prototype

UFood Grill rolled out images for its new prototype for a traditional in-line design that the fast-casual restaurant chain plans to make available to franchisees.

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Trend: Self-Serve Beer Taps

The craft beer movement placed a big emphasis on draft, and that trend has since carried over to tap wine, craft soft drinks and cocktails. The newest iteration is serve-yourself draft taps. There are a number of permutations, from built-in units that require design integration and running draft lines to tables or a station, or drop-in units that can be easily retrofitted — just like adding a salad bar.

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