How to Attract Millennials and Younger, New Restaurant Designs, High-Tech Hospitality, International Expansions and More

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September 28, 2017

Doc B's interior features a large bar that serves as the center of the operation

Doc B’s Stresses Community Via Design

Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen is an emerging “fresh casual” dining chain that recently opened a location in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The project was designed by DMCA Architecture. Located on the bottom floor of a new building, the operation encompasses 5,000 square feet, inside and out. The structure features an indoor space with glass windows on three sides that allow open communication and creates a sense of community between that area and an outdoor terrace.

Burrito Beach Rolls Out Prototype to Nontraditional Unit

After debuting its new prototype at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago-based fast-casual Burrito Beach has redesigned its Ogilvie Transportation Center location.


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Micro Matic beer tower

Beers. Wines. Cocktails. All from one mobile station. Draft dispense is the best option when it comes to beverage profitability. Kegs yield a far higher margin in comparison to bottles or cans. The Beverage Station creates the opportunity to generate revenue from new revenue sources. Maximize earning potential from spaces previously not imagined.
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Plant-Based Concept Opens in Toronto

Chase Hospitality Group opened Planta Burger in Toronto’s financial district on Sept. 5.

One Problem | Three Solutions: How Do I Attract Millennials to My Restaurant?

Some restaurant concepts that captured Baby Boomers and GenXers are having trouble attracting Millennials and younger patrons. While there are many ways to go about updating your concept to make it more relevant to younger patrons, here are three areas you should focus your attention on.


Reclaimed Automotive Flooring Repurposed for Rock & Brews Restaurant

Rustbelt Reclamation salvaged material

See how Rustbelt Reclamation salvaged material from an old, Chrysler Stamping plant that has now been repurposed as…
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Domino’s Opens First Slovakia Location

Domino’s opened its first store in Slovakia, in the capital city of Bratislava.

High-Tech Hospitality, Mastered

This year’s James Beard Outstanding Restaurant Design Award winner, Single Thread is a West-Coast-elegant $225-per-person restaurant that Eater San Francisco describes as being “wired like the CIA, all in the name of hospitality.” Chef Kyle Connaughton, who, with his wife Katina, opened Single Thread restaurant, inn and organic farm last December, explains in this Q&A.

Salsarita’s Debuts First Drive-Thru Location

Hot on the heels of its new prototype and brand refresh, Salsarita’s Fresh Mexican Grill opened its first drive-thru — and the first franchised location to sport the new design — in Evansville, Ind.

Rendering of Barilla's South Coast Plaza location

Barilla Moves West

Grocery store staple Barilla announced plans to open two new fast-casual restaurants in Southern California in 2017 designed by Valerio Architects.

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