Project Profile: GRACE Restaurant

Just awarded two Michelin stars and topping Chicago magazine's list of 2013 Best New RestaurantsGrace underscores the notion that despite recession-induced moves toward casualization and lower check averages, there's still room on the American dining stage for high-end haute cuisine.

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Project Profile: Lucille’s Smokehouse Bar-B-Que

New "Southern Cityscape" Design Sizzles in Vegas!

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Papa Murphy’s Unveils CREATE Design

Take 'n' bake pizza leader Papa Murphy's debuted a new store prototype designed to engage guests' senses and give them a better view of the personalized fresh pizza-making process.

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Starbucks New Concept Stores Use Recycled Shipping Containers

The newest blend at coffeehouse segment leader Starbucks? For store design, it's sustainability with a shot of convenience, brought to market in new LEED-certified drive-thru/walk-up-only modular stores fashioned out of recycled shipping containers.

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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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