New Brewery Showcases Industrial Farmhouse Style, Restaurant-Market Hybrids and More

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September 24, 2015

3 Stars Brewing Interior

New D.C. Area Brewery Showcases Industrial Farmhouse Design

At the new 3 Stars Brewing Company and tasting room in Takoma Park, Md., architecture and design firm Studio3877 brought an “urban farmhouse” approach to the space.

Restaurant Catering Sales Increase, Technomic Reports

Catering sales at restaurants are way up, according to a just-released study by Technomic. Sales for both consumer social catering occasions and business catering — meaning drop-off catering platters at office buildings and other business-related locations — has increased 20 percent, to a whopping $52.3 billion since 2012.


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Alto-Shaam: Expand your menu

Alto-Shaam’s new touchscreen-based Xcelerate® Hi-Speed oven combines powerful microwave and air impingement technologies to cook up to 10 times faster than a conventional oven while maintaining a freshly baked taste, texture and appearance.Alto-Shaam Logo

Rusty Taco Changes Name to R Taco

Rusty Taco, the casual taco chain invested in by Buffalo Wild Wings last year, has changed its name to R Taco as a way to broaden its appeal amidst new expansion plans, execs announced.

Restaurant-Market Hybrids

Example Restaurant-Market Hybrid

Why have restaurant-market hybrids become such a rising trend? It’s simple math, really. When well designed, the whole becomes greater than the sum of its parts. Restaurants that incorporate one or more retail food sections enjoy several advantages. However, guiding customers through the experience requires design elements such as traffic patterns, materials and finishes.

Labriola Team Opens First Pizza Barra In Suburban Chicago

Baker and restaurateur Rich Labriola of Labriola Bakery Café & Ristorante teamed up with veteran Chicago Chef Chris Macchia to open Pizza Barra in Oak Brook, Ill., in the same Promenade just steps away from the original restaurant.

Restaurant Development Pros on the Go

Another Broken Egg, Beaufurn, Captain D’s and The Krystal Company are among the companies with personnel news to share.

Taco Bell Introduces New “Cantina” Design

Taco Bell Cantina interior

The new Taco Bell Cantina drops drive-thru for alcohol service and an open kitchen to create a new experience in urban markets. The first of these restaurants opened in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood this month where it also serves alcohol alongside the brand’s signature items. The second Taco Bell Cantina will open in San Francisco.

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