Kuro Opens at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, James Beard Design Awards and More

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May 14, 2015

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Workshop Kitchen + Bar, Brindille Designers Win James Beard Awards

Restaurant designers were among the culinary world’s glitterati feted at the 2015 James Beard Foundation Awards gala, held May 4 in Chicago. Those taking home top awards for outstanding recent restaurant design or renovation projects were Michael Abboud of SOMA Architects in New York, for Workshop Kitchen + Bar (76 seats or over), and James Gorski and Tom Nahabedian of Bureau of Architecture and Design, Chicago, for Brindille (75 seats or under).


Designers Dish: Five Designers on Restaurant Design Trends

What’s in, what’s out, what’s coming up next? And how do you factor in answers to all three of those overarching questions to create relevant, fresh expressions of brands that work not only for today but for a few years down the road? Such are the issues that keep many in the restaurant design and development community up at night. To help provide some insights, rd+d tapped a panel of designers and architects around the country for their takes on the current state of restaurant design, trends they think are past their prime (hint: a certain type of wood and a certain type of bulb lead the list) and what clients can do to help ensure more successful design projects.

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Chain Development Report

Bob Evans plans to consolidate its network of restaurants, Chicken Salad Chick hatches a new private equity partnership, iconic Chicago restaurant chain Lou Malnatti’s opens a new location and much more in this edition of rd+d’s Chain Development Report.


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Subway Celebrates Nontraditional Development Milestone

Sandwich leader Subway recently hit a milestone in its nontraditional franchise development, opening its 5,000th c-store/truck stop location, in Lima, Peru. Subway now has 10,498 restaurants in nontraditional venues.

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Kuro Opens at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Entrance

The AAA Four-Diamond rated Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla., in late March unveiled its newest dining venue, Kuro Japanese Craft Kitchen. Designed by New York-based David Mexico Design Group, the 240-seat restaurant features an open-concept incorporating elements of land and sea throughout the space. Guests enter from the resort lobby, passing a feature wall comprised of 100,000 hand-placed seashells.

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