Development gurus from five brands spoke to rd+d about how the market is looking for them, currently and looking forward.
Theresa English, Principal at TK Architects, provides insight on post-pandemic cinema and “eatertainment” designs.
Founder of Taffer’s Tavern, Executive Producer & Host of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer discusses his vision for the casual-dining restaurant of the future, how his concept
For this year’s Designers Dish, we turned to six professional designers to share their thoughts and advice.
A Q&A with Chief Operating Officer for Margaritas Mexican Restaurants
Alex Williams, chief brand officer for Moe’s Southwest Grill, discusses the chain’s new focus on drive-thru and what his team learned from the challenges brought on by
Yuwen Peng’s expertise in hospitality, retail and entertainment design has contributed to the development of many award-winning projects around the world.
In this Q&A with Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers’ Co-Founder and COO, Scott Redler explains the company’s vision and long-term plans to grow the brand —
Eric Taylor, Vice President of Development, recounts the wild ride that was 2020, Tijuana Flats’ new prototype and what the future holds for the chain’s development
Compiling an impressive portfolio that spans more than a decade, Julie Babcock is recognized for her inventive sense of design that scales from intimate projects to
Under CEO Kevin M. Bazner's leadership, A&W has developed a new brand strategy, the result of which has been nine years of same-store sales growth. The pandemic
Despite a pandemic and a recession, Peter Cancro, CEO of Jersey Mike’s Subs, has been giving back, plotting a course to further success and upending what a brand is
It didn’t take long for Greek from Greece (GFG) Café-Cuisine to make apparent its intent to become a strong player on the U.S. fast-casual restaurant scene.
While much of the discussion surrounding COVID-19 has focused on how dining room shutdowns aimed at slowing the spread of the virus also slowed the restaurant businesses,
Traditional disaster preparedness involves creating a plan for when chaos strikes, whether it’s brought forth by Mother Nature or manmade. As COVID-19 continues to shape
At the start of the year, GameWorks, Inc., an eight-unit “eatertainment” chain that pairs gaming and dining, had plans to add five units and dramatically increase its
Jeff Vickers, senior vice president of franchise development for Which Wich and Paciugo, talks about the company’s plans.
Furnishings and finishes set the stage, but it’s often the art pieces displayed that really bring restaurant interiors to life and create brand differentiation.
A Q&A with Dustin Glasscoe, Founder & CEO, Vermont Farm Table
A Q&A with Bart Kulish, President, MTS Seating
Famous Dave’s has long been a staple in the American barbecue scene. The restaurant chain has 27 company-owned and 109 franchise-operated locations spanning 33 states and
There’s a new look at Beef ‘O’ Brady’s. The Tampa, Fla.-based brand is remodeling both franchised and corporate locations and seeing a related sales increase.
A Q&A with Dean Jeffery, Head of Marketing and New Product Development, Grand Rapids Chair Company
Talk about hot industry trends like farm-to-table, better burgers, local sourcing, all-day breakfast, even fine-casual service, and the folks at Farmer Boys Restaurants
In this Q&A, Dwayne MacEwan, principal and creative director of DMAC Architecture, provides insight into his firm’s design for Greenwood American Kitchen and Bar,
Founded in Auburn, Ala., in 2008, Chicken Salad Chick serves a dozen kinds of chicken salad across four flavor profiles — traditional, spicy, savory and fruity/nutty — as
Silva’s Fresh Eatery + Churrascaria in Santa Ana, Calif., a Brazilian-style steakhouse that opened last year, spans 3,800 square feet and seats 80. We found out how
In this Q&A, Gina Venezia, vice president of construction and development at B.GOOD, discusses the updated design why the chain chose to make some BOH line
Tradd’s, a fine-dining restaurant in Charleston, S.C. opened at the end of 2018 in a freshly renovated space that brought southern tradition and modernity together in one
Mighty Quinn's Barbecue has updated its look to better accommodate both flow of service and its catering/takeout business. Check out this Q&A with founder Micha
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