GrillSmith's New Design Appeals to a Younger Crowd

Tampa, Fla.-based GrillSmith started out in 2004 as a family-focused casual dining chain. Earlier this year the concept rolled out a new design that represents a shift in strategy.

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Upscale Catch Opens Casino Location

Catch Hospitality Group opened its sixth Catch restaurant, this one inside Las Vegas’ ARIA Resort & Casino.

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Dickey’s Barbecue Pit to Expand N.Y. Footprint

New Dickey’s Barbecue Pit franchisee Jerry Stephan plans to bring 21 Dickey’s locations to New York state.

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Partnering for a More Successful Project

Rudy Miick is veteran restaurant and foodservice consultant who has opened hundreds of restaurants in his 30-plus-year career. Though not a designer himself, Miick has worked as a project facilitator and liaison with many designers, architects, contractors and construction managers at both the independent and chain level. Here, he talks about the benefits of a partnered approach to restaurant design and construction.

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Vibrant Vidrio

Creative ceiling treatments and high-impact design complement the polished-casual, chef-driven Mediterranean dining at this Raleigh, N.C., restaurant situated in the heart of the trendy Glenwood South District.

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B.GOOD Enters the Chicago Market

B.GOOD, a fast-casual, farm-to-table chain, will enter the Midwestern region by opening three restaurants in the Chicago market. The first location is in the Chicago suburb of Vernon Hills. The chain will open other locations in Schaumburg and Naperville in mid-December.

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