The 2018 rd+d awards

rd+d’s panel of judges spent an entire day reviewing submissions, taking notes, asking questions, advocating for their favorites and sometimes changing each other’s minds in order to narrow the entries down to these chosen few. Projects were scored based on submission criteria and the judges’ knowledge and experience.

Thanks to everyone who took time to submit projects for consideration.

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The 25 Hottest Real Estate Markets for Restaurants in 2018

Dallas-Ft. Worth is the hottest place to scout for retail and restaurant real estate, according to the 2018 Retail and Restaurant Real Estate Outlook from Buxton, a real estate consultancy.

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Salata to Open 8 Units in South Texas

Houston-based fast-casual salad concept Salata will work with franchisee Grafton Way Restaurant Group to open eight new locations in southern Texas.

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Quaker Steak & Lube Express Debuts

TA Restaurant Group, a division of TravelCenters of America LLC, opened its first Quaker Steak & Lube Express at a TA travel center in Gary, Ind.

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A Food Hall as Big as Texas

As food halls continue to crop up, it’s only right that Texas should be home to one of the biggest. Legacy Hall, spanning 3 stories and more than 55,000 square feet, opened in Plano, Texas, in December.

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Genuine Pizza Debuts in Miami, Plans Immediate Expansion

Genuine Pizza — a new concept from popular three-unit Miami chain Harry’s Pizzeria — debuted inside Aventura Mall’s new 315,000-square-foot expansion.

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