Burrito Beach Leaves Kitsch Behind, D.C.’s New Beaux-Arts Coffee Shop and More

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March 9, 2017

Burrito Beach Leaves the Kitsch Behind

Burrito Beach Leaves the Kitsch Behind

The look of an operation should always align with the quality of its food. That simple statement drives plenty of redesigns, including the project recently completed by Burrito Beach.

STK Denver Opens in LoDo District

The ONE Group Hospitality, Inc. opened its 14th STK restaurant in the heart of Denver's LoDo District, within walking distance of many of the city’s top amenities.


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Before & After: The Grill on the Alley, Westlake, Calif.

Before and After: The Grill on the Alley, Westlake, California

After the Great Recession, fine dining restaurant The Grill on the Alley in Westlake, Calif., saw a sustained dip in traffic. The chain’s owner, Grill Concepts, hired Costa Mesa-based Studio McCormack to do a cosmetic remodel.

bite-sized buzz for March

A roundup of interesting bits of news that came across the editor’s desk, including news about chains, mergers and acquisitions, and recommended reading.

Saladworks Plans Brand Changes, Food Truck

Saladworks Plans Brand Changes, Food Truck

After celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2016, Saladworks plans to implement extensive changes system wide in 2017, including more than 10 store remodels.

Hooters Enters Fast-Casual Space

Hooters Inc. launched a new limited-service concept in Cicero, Ill. Hoots, A Hooters Joint, serves a condensed menu comprised of Hooters’ most popular food items, including fried pickles and the chain’s ubiquitous wings.

DC's New Beaux-Arts Coffee Shop

DC’s New Beaux-Arts Coffee Shop

Growing chains usually seek to build on previous successes — in both menu and in design. Swing’s Coffee Roasters prefers each location be as unique as the neighborhood in which it resides.

Available Now! Sound Design: Acoustics in Restaurant Spaces

From the clanging of pots in the back of the house to the clinking of wine glasses in the dining room, hitting the right acoustical note is essential to setting the mood in restaurants of all types. In this hour-long webcast, Rick McCormack of Studio McCormack, Ethan Salter of Charles M. Salter Associates, and David Shea of Shea Inc., addressed best practices, common mistakes and answered audience questions on acoustical design in restaurants.

Accurex Engineered Restaurant Systems helped this chain restaurant save energy. Find out how.

CRANE Composites: Look Again. There is more to FRP than ever before.

BD West. A Boutique design Trade Fair. April 5 and 6, 2017. Los Angeles Convention Center. Designed for Discovery. Register Now.

ANSUL: Serving Up Fire Suppression Is Our First Order. Learn More.

NRA Show 2017. May 20-23, McCormick Place, Chicago. If you're in foodservice, this is your show. Register now.

Kitchen Design Best Practices. Tuesday, April 25, 1:00PM Central. Register for this FREE webcast.

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