When asked to name the biggest front-of-the-house restaurant design mistakes they see in the wild, rd+d readers had plenty of opinions.
The death of on-premises dining has been overstated — at least according to rd+d’s latest pulse survey.
When asked to offer up their best advice for operators working with restaurant designers, 45% of rd+d readers said that communication and teamwork are key to a successful
In a pulse survey fielded in February 2023, 52% of rd+d readers wished they had a better understanding of consumer behavior.
In a pulse survey fielded in February, 57% of restaurant development + design readers say that poor acoustics that make it hard for dining companions to hear one another
In a pulse survey fielded in February, 90% of rd+d readers reported feeling optimistic about the state of restaurant development and openings for 2023 and 2024.
Restroom design represents an often overlooked area of restaurant design.
A variety of aesthetic trends are moving the needle on rd+d reader projects.
For the first time in this survey’s three-year history, interiors garnered the most attention when it comes to operator investment
While economic pessimism seems to be high, the data suggest there’s reason for optimism, per the latest pulse survey conducted by restaurant development + design
74% of survey respondents said construction and material costs are substantially higher in 2022 when compared to 2021.
Supply chain and staffing shortages dominated reader concerns in a recent rd+d pulse survey.
Outdoor dining is as hot as ever this summer.
The pandemic led many to speculate that the suburbs would see a restaurant boom.
Business is booming for many, and brands are continuing to expand despite the many challenges present in today’s market.
Readers of rd+d are split on whether the growth in off-premises dining is changing their site selection process.
Getting the scoop on new prototypes is something readers of rd+d are always interested in, but they are split on their new prototype plans for 2022.
While permitting and attendant timelines often vary by municipality, 67% of rd+d readers surveyed in April said the permitting process is taking longer than it did before
The overwhelming majority of rd+d readers surveyed in April — 69% — said that supply chain issues had forced them to change construction plans on their current
Despite a widespread labor shortage and supply chain concerns, 58.76% of rd+d readers surveyed said they are able to find qualified contractors and subcontractors to
Readers of restaurant development + design magazine are almost always opening or remodeling new restaurants. But how many?
How often should a restaurant design be refreshed? rd+d subscribers weigh in.
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.
Results from a December 2021 subscriber pulse survey.
Results from rd+d’s yearlong reader survey
Heading into winter 2021, 38.66% of rd+d readers surveyed said ongoing supply chain challenges and increased construction costs were their top business concerns in a
It’s taking longer than expected to get permits and plans approved, according to 62.2% of restaurant development + design readers who participated in a survey fielded in
Despite mobile ordering and off-premises dining becoming increasingly common, not all designers are developing kitchens with higher volumes in mind.
The majority of restaurant development + design readers surveyed in June say supply chain shortages are affecting their projects this year.
An overwhelming majority — 70.73% — of restaurant development + design readers surveyed in June 2021 said construction and material costs are substantially higher this
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