restaurant design digest

A bi-monthly digital companion to rd+d magazine for restaurant development, design and construction professionals. Each edition features a new restaurant profile, industry buzz, chain development news and trends as well as interviews with key influencers and coverage of other topics related to restaurant development and design.

Title Published Date
SheWolf Mills Its Own Grains, Fazoli’s Stages a Comeback, Smith & Wollensky Enters the Asian Market and Much More 20 November 2018
Ancient Alcohol Inspires Modern Brewery, GrillSmith Redesigns for Young Consumers and Much More 08 November 2018
Inside the New Polished-Casual Camper Restaurant, Q&A with John Park on KAIYŌ’s design and Much More 25 October 2018
Prosecco Undergoes Facelift, Nathan’s Famous Redesigns, Food-Focused C-Store Design and More 11 October 2018
Central Standard Brings Industrial Chic to Iowa, The Playboy Club Comes (Back) to New York, Starbucks Opens Reserve Roastery in Italy and More 27 September 2018
White Castle and MOD Pizza Expand Footprints, New Restaurants in Detroit and D.C., and Much More 13 September 2018
Data-Driven Restaurant Design, Stone Brewing Opens Bistro in Napa Warehouse, McDonald’s Invests Heavily in Florida, and Much More 23 August 2018
Industrial Engineering in Restaurant Design, New Dining at DTW, Tech That’s Worth the Investment and More 09 August 2018
Gastropub Evokes Vintage Vegas, Art Meets Algorithm in Restaurant Design, Red Lobster Expands Redesigned Locations 26 July 2018
Mad Hatter Rebuilds after Hurricane, Fisk & Co. Inspired by Mussels and Much More 12 July 2018
Washington-Themed Distillery in D.C., Before & After at Hank’s in Austin and Much More 28 June 2018
Designers Dish, Selecting Kitchen Equipment, Pizza Inn’s New Kiosk and More 14 June 2018
Maximizing a Difficult Footprint, Designing for Daypart Transitions, Noteworthy Chain News and More 24 May 2018
Lowcountry Brings the Outside In, Balancing Remodeling and Lease Requirements and Much More 10 May 2018
Seoul Taco’s New Food Truck Inspired Design, Q&A with Vincent Celano, and Much More 26 April 2018
Captain D’s Shrinking Prototype, Instagram-Worthy Restaurant Bathroom Designs, and Much More 12 April 2018
Taiwanese Gastropub Brings Night Market Flavors to Philly, Take a Look at the JBF Design Awards Nominees and Much More 22 March 2018
La Zona’s Spanish Courtyard Style, Edo Japan’s Fresh Take, Kiosk-Only Fast-Casual Chain Takes Off in Denver and Much More 08 March 2018
Smoke’s Poutinerie Opens Airport Unit, 6 of the Hottest Restaurant Designs in The Netherlands, Site Selection Strategies and More 22 February 2018
Zoes Kitchen’s New Prototype, Wayback Burgers Enters Sudan, MB Steak Takes Luxe to the Next Level and Much, Much More 08 February 2018
The rd+d awards, the 25 Hottest Real Estate Markets, 6 Instagrammable Restaurant Murals and More 25 January 2018
Genuine Pizza Debuts in Miami, Q&A with City Winery Founder, Punch Bowl Social Opens in Retired Airport and Much More 11 January 2018
Chef Predictions for 2018, Four Key Trends Impacting Foodservice in 2018, Beerhead’s New Prototype and More 14 December 2017
The Smith Moves to DC, ROI and Design, Bobby Flay Restaurant to Make Airport Debut and More 30 November 2017
Cornerstone Opens Third Michael Jordan-Branded Concept, Starbucks Debuts Princi Bakery, and Much More 09 November 2017
Somerset Captures the Kennedys, Oak Steakhouse Offers Nashville-Style Fine Dining, Rotolo’s New Prototype, and Much More 26 October 2017
Earls Offers Abundance, Brio Lets Design Create Experience, Sbarro and Arby’s Debut International Units and More 12 October 2017
How to Attract Millennials and Younger, New Restaurant Designs, High-Tech Hospitality, International Expansions and More 28 September 2017
Go Inside Torched Hop in Atlanta, Check Out Topolobampo’s Dramatic Before and After Remodel and Much More 14 September 2017
New Prototypes, New Concept Launches, One Problem | Three Solutions, Bruxie Goes Global and More 24 August 2017
Mega Chains Take on Tech, &pizza’s NYC Debut and More 10 August 2017
Adaptive Reuse from bakery to Brewery, Subway's New Design and More 27 July 2017
Taco John’s Intros QSR+ Model, Robot Bar Opens in Vegas, Capriotti’s New Prototype and More 13 July 2017
Buffalo Wild Wings and Russo’s Restaurants Debut Fast-Casual Concepts, Saladworks Tech Integration and More 22 June 2017
Donatos Invests in Design, Top 10 Most Affordable Retail Corridors and Much More 08 June 2017
Boston’s Restaurants Rebranding, Millennials Beef Up Brand Equity, Stated Intent Vs. Actual Drivers in Restaurant Visits and Much More 25 May 2017
Chez Catherine Goes Modern but Stays French, Go Inside Venkman’s in Atlanta and Much More 11 May 2017
Fogo de Chão’s Beverly Hills Flagship Renovation, Kitchen Design Best Practices and Much More 27 April 2017
New Prototypes from Dion’s and Krystal, Designers Dish on Restaurant Trends, and Much More 13 April 2017
Go Inside Gotham Market at the Ashland, Smith & Wollensky's Miami Beach Overhaul and More 23 March 2017
Burrito Beach Leaves Kitsch Behind, D.C.’s New Beaux-Arts Coffee Shop and More 09 March 2017
East Coast Wings & Grill Goes Beyond Sports, The Boom in Restaurant Distilleries and More 23 February 2017
Lil’ Cocina’s Colorful Gamble, Go Inside illy Caffè’s New Flagship and Much More 09 February 2017
Meet the rd+d awards Winners, 10 Must-See Coffee Shops, Yogurtland in Singapore, Johnny Rockets Brand Refresh Results and More 26 January 2017
Amada Debuts in NYC, Cannon + Belle Takes Texas, Soulman’s Tweaks Prototype and More 12 January 2017
The Ten Most-Instagrammed Restaurants of 2016, Peak Inside Five New Restaurants and More 22 December 2016
Breakfast Table Delivers Style on a Budget, Texas Medical Center’s Third Coast Restaurant and More 08 December 2016
New Designs for Back Yard Burgers and Bojangles’, Pizza Places Expand Operations and More 22 November 2016
NYC's Poción Mixes Up Winning Formula, Junction Bakery Opens in Va. and More 10 November 2016
Time Savers Get Projects Done Faster, Expansion Plans, Personnel News and More 27 October 2016
Hot Harry's Finds its Place with Redesign, Dry-Aging Rooms Move to the Front of the House and Much More 13 October 2016
The Libertine Opens in Las Vegas, Blue Moon Brewing Celebrates Grand Opening, and Much More 22 September 2016
Acapulco Restaurant Debuts New Prototype, Toll House Café Pursues Nontraditional Locations and More 08 September 2016
Sweetgreen Expands, Krispy Kreme Returns, Stone Brewing Breaks Ground on Beer-Themed Hotel and More 25 August 2016
Penn Station Gets a Revamp, Kellogg’s Opens NYC Restaurant and Much More 11 August 2016
STK Orlando Opens, Umami Burger Expands, Global Q1 Foodservice Visits Up and More 28 July 2016
Connors Steak & Seafood Offers Polished Casual, Designers Offer Backstage Pass to Patrons and More 14 July 2016
Thrive360 Eatery Debuts in Chicago, C-Store Design Impacts Consumpution and More 23 June 2016
Burton's Redesigns with Millennials in Mind, Introducing the rd+d Awards and More 09 June 2016
Lee's Sandwiches Opens First East Coast Store, Old Crow Takes Flight with Kicked-Up Design and more 26 May 2016
Fast Food, Fresh Design, Bread & Butterfly Wants Guests to Unplug and more 12 May 2016
When to Value Engineer? From the Start, Chicago Mainstay the Boundary Undergoes Complete Renovation and more 28 April 2016
Margaritas Goes for Eye Catching with Redesign, Johnny Rockets 2.0 Prepares to Take Flight and more 14 April 2016
Smashburger Franchisee Expands to Airports and Casinos, Back to the Future with Retro Bars and more 24 March 2016
Natural by Design, Tony Roma’s Updating Its Flagship and more. 10 March 2016
Massachusetts’ Flank Restaurant Offers a New Take on Steakhouse Design, UFood Grill Debuts Remodel at Logan International Airport and more! 25 February 2016
Super Chix Looking to Expand Fast Casual, Pizza Patron Resumes Franchising and more! 11 February 2016
KINDRED Combines Cocktails with Vegan Fare, Stephen Starr Opens Le Zoo and More! 28 January 2016
Bonanza Goes Casual, Fazoli’s Opens C-Store, and More 14 January 2016
Farm Bar Showcases Farm-to-Table, La Madeleine Expands and More 22 December 2015
Roti Focuses on the Casual, Our All-New Product Guide and More 10 December 2015
BLT Steak Debuts New Location in Aruba, Pizza Patron’s New Standalone and More 24 November 2015
Pakpao Thai’s High Energy Small Space, Cicis Rebranding Efforts and More 12 November 2015
Schlotzsky’s Tests New Prototype Design, International Expansions and More 22 October 2015
Craft Brewer Builds Community with Bar/Restaurant, How To Conserve Water and More 08 October 2015
New Brewery Showcases Industrial Farmhouse Style, Restaurant-Market Hybrids and More 24 September 2015
Burger Warfare Goes Big, Form + Function and More 10 September 2015
Go Inside Pittsburgh’s The Commoner, L.A. Marries Coffee and Juice Bars, and Much more 27 August 2015
Johnny Rockets’ New Campus Prototype, Foodservice Traffic Hits Six-Year High and More 13 August 2015
Firehouse Subs Debuts in Chicago’s Loop, International Expansions for Texas Chicken and BURGERFI and More 23 July 2015
Zoup! Redesign Warms Environment, Restaurant Development Report and More 09 July 2015
MidiCi Ups the Fast-Casual Pizza Ante, Amy’s Kitchen Branches Out and Much More 25 June 2015
Element Shines in Former Power Plant, Henry’s Tavern Lands at PDX and Much More 11 June 2015
At the Table with Nathan Andrew, Designer of Pounds and Ounces, Zaxby’s New Prototype and More 28 May 2015
Kuro Opens at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, James Beard Design Awards and More 14 May 2015
City Kitchen Spices Up Times Square, Paula Deen Heads to the Great Smoky Mountains and More 23 April 2015
Garbanzo’s Continues Brand Refresh, Pie Five and Gigi’s Expansion Plans and More 09 April 2015
Starbucks' Strategies, James Beard Design Award Nominees and more 26 March 2015
Steel & Rye Taps Historic Mill Influences, Planet Hollywood Sees Stars and more 12 March 2015
Hot New Airport Concepts Debut, Ponderosa Goes to Dubai and Much More! 26 February 2015
Peet’s Coffee & Tea Opens Chicago Flagship, 7 Tips on Hiring Designers and More 12 February 2015
Pistola brings New York style to L.A., “eatertainment” restaurant concepts and More 22 January 2015
Historic Vail Mansion Transformed into Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen, The Cowfish Opens at CityWalk and More 08 January 2015
UnderBelly II Utilizes Raw Materials, Mission Burrito Rebrands and More 23 December 2014
Go Inside Minneapolis’ Spoon and Stable, Denny’s Reopens Iconic Vegas Unit and More 11 December 2014
Arby’s Unveils New Prototype, Newark’s Terminal C Reimagined and Much More 25 November 2014
Bombshells Expands in Houston, Tippling Hall Debuts in Chicago, Chain News and More 13 November 2014
Café Deluxe Opens Hotel Location, Bonanza Unveils New Concept and Much More 23 October 2014
Adaptive Reuse Case Study: Pizza Man, NYC’s Rainbow Room Shimmers Again and More 09 October 2014
Eddie Merlot’s Opens in Pittsburgh, Q&A with Taziki’s CEO and Much More 11 September 2014
Chicago's Spiaggia Reimagined, Panda Express Reveals New Kitchen Design, and Much More 21 August 2014
Margaritaville Goes to the Smoky Mountains, Olive Garden Rolls Out Remodel and Much More 10 July 2014
Go Inside Fogo de Chao Manhattan Flagship, Millennials Driving Design Trends and More 12 June 2014
Earls Kitchen Debuts in Miami, Nando's New Design and Much More 15 May 2014
Not Your Average Joe’s New Look, Link Between Restaurant Ambiance and Guest Satisfaction, Development News and More 16 April 2014
Consider This: Restaurant Signage 16 April 2014
Bruegger's Bagels Unveils New Prototype, Franchising Q&A with Pizza Rev, Development News and More 18 March 2014
Go Inside Cooper’s Hawk’s New Winery Restaurant, Q&A with a Reclaimed Building Materials Expert and Much More 20 February 2014
Introducing restaurant design digest: The Latest Design and Development News, Exclusive Project Profiles and More 16 January 2014
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