Adaptive Reuse from bakery to Brewery, Subway's New Design and More

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July 27, 2017

Bread Factory Converted to Brewery

Adaptive Reuse: Bread Factory Converted to Brewery

Single Speed Brewery began operating in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in 2012 with a brewing operation and a taproom that seats about 40. Success came quickly, and the company began scouting spots for a second location within several months of opening. Finding a space suitable for a craft beer operation and a restaurant can be a challenge, so Dave Morgan, founder of Single Speed Brewery, was fortunate to learn about a shuttered Hostess Bread factory in nearby Waterloo.

Affluent Customers Offer Bright Spot in Dull Market

Same-store sales growth was down 1 percent in June and down 1 percent for the second quarter of 2017, according to TDn2K’s Restaurant Industry Snapshot, which is based on weekly sales from more than 28,500 restaurant units and more than 155 brands.


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Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream Debuts Jewel Box Design in Georgia

Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream Debuts Jewel Box Design in Georgia

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream opened a new location in Alpharetta, Ga., in April. The shop features a "jewel box" design in a new standalone building located in the center of a street in the Avalon mixed-use, multifamily development.

First IHOP Opens in India

The first IHOP opened in India in June. It is the first of 20 planned restaurants to open in Northern and Southern India in the next decade.

Subway Debuts Fresh Forward Restaurant Design

Subway Debuts Fresh Forward Restaurant Design

Subway introduced an image refresh called Fresh Forward designed by FRCH Design Worldwide. The new design features a bold color scheme, self-ordering kiosks, curated music and more.

Trend: Green Restaurants

Trend: Green Restaurants

Green can mean a lot of things these days. In the restaurant world, it can mean growing your own food on-site, partnering or even managing local farms, installing energy-efficient equipment, using reclaimed wood and other sustainable materials, composting, recycling, using LED lighting and more. Here's a look at four restaurants with some unique interpretations of what it means to be green.

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