Readers of rd+d are split on whether the growth in off-premises dining is changing their site selection process.
Development gurus from five brands spoke to rd+d about how the market is looking for them, currently and looking forward.
P.F. Chang's opened its first P.F. Chang's To Go location in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington DC.
Sandwich-focused fast-casual Schlotzsky's opened its first Design 1000 restaurant in Oklahoma City.
Applebee’s franchisee Doherty Enterprises added pickup lockers to its location in Long Island, N.Y.
Mandated dining room closures in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic left many restaurant operators grappling with how to best utilize their space for an unexpected shift
Barbeque franchise Famous Dave’s is opening its first drive-thru model.
Ongoing pulse surveys of rd+d readers have shown that off-premises and outdoor dining were major areas of operator investment in 2020 and 2021.
The pandemic has permanently altered the consumer-restaurant relationship with operators investing in technology and real estate to align with changing consumer
Kroger and ghost kitchen servicer Kitchen United opened its first Kitchen United Mix location inside a Ralph’s grocery store in Los Angeles, Calif.
In an effort to address industry-wide labor shortages, BurgerFi is testing and expanding on technologies and strategies. Including in-car ordering, robotics, QR
Panera recently debuted a new restaurant design in Ballwin, Mo., that doubles down on the brand’s shift to meet the demands of drive-thru and off-premises dining.
Results from rd+d’s yearlong reader survey
Family-friendly casual-dining concept Black Bear Diner continues to evolve its design to embrace the way consumer dining habits evolved in recent years.
Q&A with TCBY's President of Franchising, Betsy Schmandt.
Fast-casual chain Moe’s Southwest Grill updated its design at more than 50 stores in the Greater Atlanta market.
Automats are certainly an ideal concept for COVID-cautious customers, but they probably have staying power.