Margaritas Goes for Eye Catching with Redesign, Johnny Rockets 2.0 Prepares to Take Flight and more

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April 14, 2016

Margaritas Interior

Margaritas Goes for Eye Catching with Redesign

As a Mexican casual dining chain based in New England — a region better known for lobster and clam chowder — Margaritas Mexican Restaurant represents something of an anomaly.


NPD: Foodservice Continues Global Growth

Foodservice markets in much of the world continued to grow during the fourth quarter of 2015, though at a slow pace, according to data released by The NPD Group.


Johnny Rockets 2.0 Prepares to Take Flight

Johnny Rockets 2.0

Johnny Rockets has long been known for its 50s diner look complete with jukeboxes, dancing servers dressed in the decade’s familiar soda fountain uniforms and its original burgers and shakes. The chain now plans to roll out a a brand refresh that will leverage Johnny Rockets’ rich heritage while adding design flexibility and new visual imagery that will appeal to today’s consumers.


Tava Gets New Name, New Look

Tava Indian Kitchen announced a makeover that includes a new name, logo, restaurant design and an updated menu.


Break Room 86 Interior

Back to the Future with Retro Bars

Fern bars appear to be in full bloom once again, with the concept appealing to both those Boomers who fondly remember them from yesteryear and Millennials and X-ers just now discovering them.


Top Chains Post Solid Growth

The top 500 restaurant chains in the United States cumulatively grew their sales by 4.9 percent or $288 billion, in 2015, according to a report from foodservice industry research firm Technomic.


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The Modernist Icon: Four Seasons Restaurant, New York

Four Seasons Pool Room

Mid-century modernism is back in fashion in a big way, both for commercial and residential spaces, and it’s a throwback trend that restaurateurs and designers are embracing in fresh new ways. The announcement in early March by the James Beard Foundation, naming The Four Seasons Restaurant in New York City as its inaugural Design Icon Restaurant Award winner, may fan the flames. This truly iconic restaurant is the real deal, an authentic, timeless representation of mid-century design at its oh-so-elegant best.

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