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January 16, 2014

Ocean Prime Philadelphia

Web Exclusive Restaurant Profile:
Ocean Prime Philadelphia

Situated in the heart of Philadelphia’s downtown City Center District, the newest Ocean Prime restaurant touts a high-style design that juxtaposes modern sophistication with retro swank inspired by its post-World War II era architecture. One of 10 Ocean Primes operated by Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, the site represents the first time the Columbus, Ohio-based company has partnered with a real estate development and management firm to secure a desired location.

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A round-up of restaurant design news includes Fleming’s new Las Vegas location, Studio Movie Grill's latest offering, Old Crow Smokehouse in Chicago, Commonwealth in Cambridge, and Yojisan Sushi’s award-winning design.

Pie Five Dining Room

Chain Development News

This month’s restaurant development news includes Good Times Burgers continuing to update its Colorado locations, Pie Five Pizza opening in Florida and Jamba Juice ramping up its international growth. Also, Bojangles, Chute Gerdman and Enduratex announce personnel news.

Key Trends for January

A round-up of the latest numbers affecting the restaurant development and design community includes Mintel’s forecast of a 5.9 percent increase in restaurant sales in 2014, U.K. trends from Technomic and some pertinent data from the National Restaurant Association.

Chef John Folse

Q&A: Chef John Folse of Restaurant R’evolution

Chef and author John Folse discusses the approach to designing Restaurant R’evolution, a 9,000-square-foot restaurant that opened less than 2 years ago.

The Art and Science of Site Selection

Location may still be king, but in today’s restaurant real estate market, strong business intelligence must support curb appeal.


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