Smashburger Franchisee Expands to Airports and Casinos, Back to the Future with Retro Bars and more

Omnova: Laminates for Food Service
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March 24, 2016

Smashburger Interior

Smashburger Franchisee Expands to Airports, Casinos

Fast-expanding, better burger chain Smashburger plans to open two new locations in Denver International Airport and two others at Las Vegas casinos.

King-Casey Partners with Colombian Architects to Serve Latin America

King-Casey, a U.S-based retail, restaurant and foodservice consulting and design firm, formed an alliance with Arquitectura e Interiores (AEI), an architecture/design firm headquartered in Bogota, Colombia.


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Fazoli's Prototype

Fazoli’s Georgia Franchisee Opens All-New Prototype

Fast-casual Italian chain Fazoli’s opened its first new stand-alone prototype restaurant in Macon, Ga., and announced the planned opening of its first St. Louis market locations.

Back to the Future with Retro Bars

Those same entrepreneurs who mined the past for food and drink concepts like speakeasies and tiki bars are looking to the 1970s and 1980s for inspiration. Contemporary takes on the fern bar are filtered through a lens of nostalgia rather than accurate recreations — perhaps more influenced by the Regal Beagle pub in the ’70s sitcom Three’s Company than real life. The concept appeals, designers say, both to those Boomers who remember fern bars fondly as well as the Millennials and X-ers just now discovering them.

Do Clothes Make the Brand?

Amy's Kitchen Staff

Staff uniforms are the only non-static element in the room. As such, they can help bring a brand and a restaurant’s design intent to life. Here are a few examples.

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NRA Show 2016: May 21-24, McCormick place, Chicagi, Illinois. The International Foodservice Marketplace. If You're in foodservice, this is your show. Register now for only $59.

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