Go Inside Torched Hop in Atlanta, Check Out Topolobampo’s Dramatic Before and After Remodel and Much More

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September 14, 2017

Torched Hop Builds Fun Into its Design

Torched Hop Builds Fun Into its Design

Brewing beer is a dream job for a lot of people – the explosion of the craft beer market in recent years provides plenty of proof of that. Brothers Chris and Stephen Bivins took their own brewing dreams and created a brewpub filled with activity, energy and plenty of ways for guests to entertain themselves.

Is Your Restaurant Prepared for a Disaster?

Unfortunately, today’s world is not a safe place. From the threat of domestic and international terrorism and workplace shootings to natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and floods, there are outside threats to your restaurant. However, there are steps you can take to prepare during development and design as well as those that can be implemented once an operation is up and running.


Choose Crossville’s Notorious for Your Next Project

Notorious by Crossville

Ready to spec sexy, sophisticated surfaces? Notorious interprets concrete’s daring look in tile of superior technical performance. It comes in six urban neutrals and modular and mosaic sizes. Use for interior walls, floors, and exterior walls—for notoriously great design.
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bite-sized buzz for September

A roundup of interesting bits of news that came across the editor’s desk in the last month, including a bunch of international development deals, mergers and acquisitions, milestones and more from Pinstripes, Pie Five Pizza, Jimboy’s Tacos and more.

Westchester Taco Grill Appeals to a Young Crowd

Opened in Fall 2016, Westchester Taco Grill is a fast-casual operation located in New Rochelle, N.Y. It has a 2,500-square-foot footprint and was built in an existing space.


One oven. Endless possibilities

Alto-Shaam CT PROformance all-in-one oven

Unmatched performance, precision and quality. The all-in-one solution for efficient and consistent volume food production. Replace a convection oven, steamer, fryer, smoker and dehydrator. With zero clearance requirements and intuitive touchscreen controls, the CT PROformance™ is designed for any kitchen.
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Cha Bei Offers Education, Retail and F&B in One Small Space

The Galaxy Macau Casino in Macau, China, is home to a large, two-story gaming floor. It also offers a major retail component with shopping and dining options. Recently, Joanna Liu, the daughter of the Casino’s owner, opened a unique retail, lifestyle and food & beverage operation in this retail center, Cha Bei. The project design was led by Robert Polacek, chief creative officer and partner with The Puccini Group.

East Coast Wings + Grill Credits Brand Refresh with Growth

Casual dining chain East Coast Wings + Grill closed out the first half of 2017 with same-store sales up 18.5 percent (through June 30) and guest counts up 13 percent. The company attributed the growth to its comprehensive brand reinvention and its new marketing strategy.

Before and After: Inside Chicago's Iconic Topolobampo Remodel

Before and After: Inside Chicago’s Iconic Topolobampo Remodel

Renowned chef Rick Bayless has operated Chicago’s Topolobompo for nearly 30 years. In all that time, it hadn’t undergone a major redesign until this past winter. The project was spearheaded by Laura Walsh, project designer with Aria Group.

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

Greenbuild ABX 2017. Together in Boston, November 8-10, 2017.Click here to share your impact and make your commitment count.

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emu. Seating with style. Find out more.

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

EAGLE GROUP: A new look for you and for us. Eagle Group has partnered with American Creative Solutions to offer you front of the house millwork and fabrication, giving you the same outstanding results that you have come to expect from us for the back of the house.

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