Sustainability From the Outside In

Many restaurants have gone green on the inside, but what about the outside?

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Color: What's Cool Now

Is the era of authenticity in design finally coming to an end? Will distressed woods, rough metals and muted colors — which served to amplify a collective need for the genuine in a "new normal" — begin to disappear from restaurant design?

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Project Profile: Carmel Café and Wine Bar

New casual dining chain brings the art of modern Mediterranean cuisine and ambiance to life.

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Efficiency Blunders: Five Top Mistakes in Restaurant Design

The layout of a restaurant can have a measurable impact on its success. From the communication between the host and kitchen to the placement of walk-ins, restaurant design must do more than provide a backdrop for the dining experience — it has to facilitate efficiency. Yet, you'll be hard pressed to find a chef who doesn't have a list of design blunders that make his or her job harder, or a designer who doesn't unintentionally create them. A too-small service station. Ill-placed walk-ins. High chairs that are always in the way. The list goes on.

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Design Insights on Tom's Urban 24 with Sarah Semple Brown, Semple Brown Design

Design Insights on Tom's Urban 24. Read the complete profile

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Service by Design: Changing a Restaurant's Service Model Requires Careful Planning

How Flexible-Format Models Recreate the Dining Experience

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