Mega Chains Take on Tech, &pizza’s NYC Debut and More

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August 10, 2017

P.F. Chang's First UK Outpost

P.F. Chang’s Opens First UK Outpost

The 138-seat P.F. Chang’s Asian Table restaurant, a first-of-its-kind concept located in the heart of London, offers a smaller footprint than traditional P.F. Chang’s restaurants around the world.

Mega Chains Jump on the Tech Bandwagon

Customer-facing technology has been used by independent operators and smaller chains for several years. Recently, however, some of the giants have gotten on board. The challenge is to talk franchisees into purchasing and supporting the technology.


Discover Alto-Shaam’s new countertop Heated Shelf Merchandisers

Alto-Shaam Heated Shelf Merchandiser

These new merchandisers hold a variety of grab-and-go products, including breakfast sandwiches, muffins, pretzels, pizza, and more. Convenient, fresh meals are displayed to customers in the aesthetically pleasing and customizable merchandiser. Countertop models are available in 24 and 36-inch widths.
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&pizza Debuts in NYC with Dramatic Black and White Design

&pizza Debuts in NYC with Dramatic Black and White Design

Though it’s a chain, no one would describe &pizza as corporate. The brainchild of founder and CEO Michael Lastoria, the concept was created to be "a modern, forward-looking brand" driven by more than profit.

bite-sized buzz for August

A roundup of interesting bits of news that came across the editor's desk, including news about Starbucks, McDonald’s, a bunch of mergers and acquisitions, development deals and more.

HiHo Offers Grass Fed Burgers in Minimalist Setting

HiHo restaurant interior minimalist setting

HiHo, a better burger restaurant that exclusively serves grass-fed Wagyu beef, moved to a new location in Santa Monica, Calif., from its original location in Ojai.

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Functional by Design

Before tucking beautiful images of newly designed projects into their portfolios and moving on, perhaps every designer should be required to work a few busy shifts in the restaurants that they’ve designed. It could be a real learning experience.

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

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

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