Farm Bar Showcases Farm-to-Table, La Madeleine Expands and More

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December 22, 2015

Farmheads Interior

Farm Bar Showcases Farm-To-Table Design in Chicago

Farmheads, the growing hospitality collective responsible for hyper-local, farm-fare concepts Farmhouse Chicago and Farmhouse Evanston, opened Farm Bar, a “little sister” concept in the heart of Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Revamps Packaging

In many instances, a new restaurant design prompts the operator to update its packaging. But Tropical Smoothie plans to turn this process upside down.


Alto-Shaam heated holding equipment is a virtual time machine.

Alto-Shaam holding equipment

Gentle Halo Heat® keeps items hot, succulent and ready for hours. Food retains its natural moisture without the drying effects of fans or added humidity. Click here to learn more.Alto-Shaam Logo

Private Equity Firm TPG Growth Acquires Taco Bueno

Private equity firm TPG Growth has acquired Taco Bueno, a Tex-Mex quick-serve based in Farmers Branch, Texas.

Estrellón Interior

Spanish-Inspired Estrellón Shines Bright

Chef Tory Miller, the James Beard Foundation’s 2012 Best Chef–Midwest, has added another star to his constellation of concepts in Madison, Wis. His fourth restaurant, Estrellón, opened in late summer, bringing a menu of tapas, small plates, charcuterie and paella to the city’s downtown in a comfortably sophisticated space.

The Johnson Studio Partners with Design Firm COOPER CARRY

Restaurant design firm The Johnson Studio and COOPER CARRY, a hotel design group, announced they will join forces, effective Jan. 1, 2016. Both firms will continue to work with their existing clients while partnering up to bring a wider group of architects and designers to new projects.

La Madeleine Expands to University of Kentucky Campus

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Following the path of other chain restaurants that are expanding by adding units in non-traditional locations, bakery-café concept la Madeleine Country French Café opened its latest restaurant at the University of Kentucky in Lexington last month.

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