Flooring Selection Factors Must Include Safety

Multiple factors go into flooring selection — aesthetics, durability and cost among them. But if safety doesn't get equal consideration you're putting employees, guests and your brand at risk. 

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Peet’s Coffee & Tea Crafts a Fresh Look at San Francisco Flagship

Peet's Coffee & Tea is one of those brands that nurture strong emotional connections with their fans — in the case of Peet's, called Peetnicks. It's quirky, quality-focused, eclectic and has always had decidedly nonchain sensibilities. 

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Absolutes of Menu Board Optimization

Strategically sound menu board optimization generates significant returns on investment. We routinely see 5 percent to 10 percent increases in overall sales. Optimized menu boards can also shave precious seconds off the order process, speeding throughput and boosting customer satisfaction and loyalty.

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Design Insights: Tanya Spaulding, Shea on M.C. Spiedo

Design Insights on Boston's M.C. Spiedo Ristorante & Bar from lead designer Tanya Spaulding of Shea

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M.C. Spiedo Brings the Richness, Romance of the Renaissance to Boston’s Seaport

Theatrical. Swanky. Contemporary. Opulent. These are all good descriptions of
M.C. Spiedo Ristorante & Bar, the newest project of James Beard Award-winning chef-partners Mark Gaier and Clark Frasier. 

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Consider This: Lighting

Lighting. Every restaurant has it and the number of options available to owners and designers seemingly multiplies by the day. "It's like going to a candy shop: there are so many options available, where do you stop?" says John Ziebarth, AIA, NCARB, design services + studio director, food service for api(+), a Florida-based retail store design and architecture firm.

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