On-Site Brewing a Good Fit for Casual Dining

While overall beer sales declined by 1.9 percent last year, craft beer continues to boom, with sales rising 17.2 percent in 2013, according to the Brewers Association. That follows several years of double-digit growth, a rising tide that has buoyed the building of restaurant-brewery combos, aka brewpubs, a casual-dining category that grew nearly 7 percent last year, according to the Boulder, Colo.-based association.

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Auntie Anne’s New Prototype Tells Fresh-Baked Story

Auntie Anne's Pretzels has rolled out a new store design prototype, the first in the 1,540-unit chain's history. The new design is intended to incorporate the look and feel of a home kitchen with warmer tones, prominent brand messaging and enhanced equipment.

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Design Insight: Michael Williams, VP, Store Development, on Peet's Coffee's New Flagship

Design Insights on Peet's new flagship. 

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What’s on Your Walls? Digital Displays Transform Interior Design

Flexible, artistic digital displays are transforming interiors.

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10 Trends Fueling Green Restaurant Design Today

Sustainability now...

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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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