Upscale Mexican Bodega Negra Opens in New York

Bodega Negra, an offshoot of the popular London restaurant known for its menu of upscale Mexican fare, has opened in New York's Dream Downtown hotel.

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Smooth King Unveils New Store Design in South Florida

Smoothie King Franchises, Inc., unveiled its new store design with the opening of two new locations in South Florida, one in Miami and one in Fort Lauderdale. The design reinforces the company's new positioning of offering "purpose-based smoothies for every need."

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Back at the Ranch: The Bonanza/Ponderosa Brand Refresh

Bonanza-Ponderosa Brand Refresh Targets a New Generation

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On-site Gardens Add Fresh, Uberlocal Appeal

When it comes to local sourcing, many restaurants now take the concept one step further with on-site gardens and mini farms. In fact, hyperlocal sourcing and restaurant gardens ranked among the top trends outlined by the National Restaurant Association's "What's Hot in 2014" chef survey. While independent restaurants have led this trend, higher-volume operators like hotels and smaller, multiunit brands are beginning to adapt the garden infrastructure for their larger-scale needs.

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Restaurant Profile: Coppa Osteria

Casual Houston Hot Spot Touts Sleek D├ęcor, Unique Features

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Integrated Design the Key to Achieving Profitable Hospitality

At first glance, maximizing innovative retail, operating and concept design solutions may seem like three different disciplines. But following an integrated and holistic approach to design represents the best way to help brands optimize both profitability and customer hospitality to help support growth.

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