Zaxby’s Hatches New Retro Farmhouse Design Prototype

Georgia-based fast-casual chicken phenomenon Zaxby’s will get a new look, just in time for its 25th anniversary this year. Operating as a big company with a small-company culture, the primarily franchised concept has seen rapid growth and expansion in the past two decades, but the last two years have been particularly productive.

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Reader's Choices: Glen Coben, Architect

Glen Coben, Glen & Co. Architecture, New York

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Designers Dish: Five Designers on Restaurant Design Trends

What's in, what's out, what's coming up next? And how do you factor in answers to all three of those overarching questions to create relevant, fresh expressions of brands that work not only for today but for a few years down the road? Such are the issues that keep many in the restaurant design and development community up at night. To help provide some insights, rd+d tapped a panel of designers and architects around the country for their takes on the current state of restaurant design, trends they think are past their prime (hint: a certain type of wood and a certain type of bulb lead the list) and what clients can do to help ensure more successful design projects.

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Great Wraps Gets Back to Grilling Roots

Atlanta-based Great Wraps has unwrapped a new brand image and design prototype aimed at taking the 75-unit chain back to its roots. Renamed Great Wraps Grill, the new prototype squarely focuses on recreating the cooked-to-order, hot-off-the-grill appeal on which the concept was founded more than 25 years ago — and from which it had drifted, according to Mark Kaplan, CEO and chairman for the restaurant chain.

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New City Kitchen Spices Up Times Square

New York's Times Square now has its own unique urban food market, City Kitchen. Opened in March in the artsy Row NYC hotel, City Kitchen gives guests and locals alike a taste of some of the city's most buzzed-about food concepts all in one central location.

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New LAGO at Bellagio Las Vegas Touts Sleek Fountain-Side Dining

LAGO, the third Las Vegas restaurant by Michelin-starred chef Julian Serrano, builds on the Bellagio Las Vegas tradition of offering world-celebrated chef restaurants overlooking the hotel's iconic fountains.

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