Peet’s Coffee & Tea Opens Chicago Flagship, 7 Tips on Hiring Designers and More

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February 12, 2015

Peet's Coffee & Tea Interior

Peet’s Coffee & Tea Opens New Chicago Flagship Store

Peet’s Coffee & Tea in late January celebrated the grand opening of its new flagship store in the iconic Wrigley Building at 400 North Michigan Avenue. The store showcases the company’s new craft-focused contemporary design prototype while integrating the history and character of the building.

7 Tips on Hiring Designers, from Designers

Hiring a designer for a new build or renovation is a big decision, and while the onus is on the candidates to deliver great ideas that fit the concept and the budget, restaurateurs need to do their part, as well. Here are a few tips from designers on how clients can make the hiring process go more smoothly and help lay the foundation for successful projects.


Style Sells

Micromatic beer dispensing systems

Designer towers from an industry leader in the manufacture of draft beer dispensing systems. We provide integrated solutions; we understand the importance of reliable dispensing and how it impacts draft beer quality, customer satisfaction, and the bottom line. Micro-Matic Logo

Restaurant Development News

Chicken Salad Chick goes back to school to reach a milestone, Hooters plans to grow in Asia, Pinkberry expands in Panama and much more!

Panga Pop-Up Dining

Pangea Pop-Up Debuts at the CIA

The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y., set out to create a “shared sense of adventure” at its newest campus restaurant, Pangea. Opened in January and slated to operate until June, the pop-up restaurant's concept focuses on sustainability and the growing need for "conscious" dining. Its name, Pangea, refers to a time in Earth's history before the continents became separated; its menus are designed to reflect the increasing interconnectedness and availability of diverse, authentic global cuisines.


The Taylor® Company grill line

Taylor grill

Revolutionary two-sided grilling cooks a frozen patty 66% faster than traditional flat grills. With programmable cook times, pre-set temperatures and consistent product pressure, you can cook a variety of menu items throughout the day. To learn more, click here. Taylor Logo

Restaurant Development Pros on the Move

Companies with restaurant development-related personnel news include Chick-fil-A, Huddle House, Johnny Rockets and Nestle Toll House Café By Chip.

On Display: Expo Kitchens Can Dazzle, but Require Careful, Strategic Designs

Yojisan Sushi

Freshness, authenticity and transparency are big buzzwords today. They’re what restaurant customers want, and they’re the forces driving so many concepts to turn to exhibition kitchens, letting diners see first-hand their food is not only fresh but also made from scratch.

TriMark We Bring it.

Don't get mad. Get even. With FLAT Tech self-stabilizing table base. Request a free sample.

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