Project Profile: Eberly

Many a great restaurant concept idea is hatched over drinks. In the case of Eberly, a contemporary American restaurant in Austin, Texas, creative inspiration sprang not from booze-fueled collaboration on a cocktail napkin but from the beauty and backstory of an actual bar.

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Burger 21 Finds Its Niche

This better-burger chain has introduced a new prototype to emphasize food quality and its 21 burger recipes.

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How to: Determine the Right Remodel Timeline

There’s a rule of thumb in the restaurant industry that remodels should happen every seven years, but that’s not always best. This raises the question, when is the right time for a remodel?

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Coming Back from Disaster

Your restaurant is in tatters, utilities and cell service are out, there’s water everywhere, your POS system is torched, customers are displaced, and payroll’s due next week. Sound like one big, nasty nightmare?

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Beverage Bonanza: Bar Design in The Gilded Age

An unprecedented drinking culture has arisen in the U.S., fueled by the craft movements in beer, spirits and cocktails. This is a world where increasingly sophisticated consumers fixate on imbibing the new and novel, bartenders become celebrities and new bar openings are highly anticipated.

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Spring Forward

A recent meeting in my office with a VIP, our senior sales director's beloved dog, Hunter. 

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