Designers Michael Lawless and Keiko Matsumoto highlight some of their favorite restaurant design trends right now.
Sustainability affects every aspect of modern restaurants. Whether it’s repurposed materials used as front-of-house decor or kitchen equipment that conserves water and
A Q&A with Dustin Glasscoe, Founder & CEO, Vermont Farm Table
Wendy’s unveiled a new portfolio of development options to franchisees dubbed the Smart Family of Designs with an aim to keep energy stewardship at the forefront of its
As part of the $120 million Terminal C redevelopment project at Newark Liberty International
Annual LEEP awards honors organizations for cutting energy use in parking facilities.
SONIC Drive-In expects to save at least $400 per month on energy costs at one company-owned location in San Antonio, thanks to newly installed solar panels on the roof of
Restaurants leverage technology and their passion to do right by the environment to adopt best practices for water conservation.
Innovative restaurant operators continue to collaborate with creative designers to develop restaurants out of shipping containers. The results are smaller, focused
Amaize restaurant in Doral, Florida, is the flagship store in a planned chain of fast-casual eateries serving Latin-inspired
Ted's Montana Grill has been awarded LEED Gold certification under the LEED for Interior Design and Construction: Retail
While the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) postponed the release of LEED v4 last year due to a delayed ratification process, the standard will take full effect in June
Long hours, hot kitchens, refrigeration, and a constant need for clean and balanced air flow, make restaurants notoriously greedy energy guzzlers. Dan Parsley, chief
Lux Research, an independent research firm specializing in emerging technology, says the green commercial building sector is expected to grow by $280 billion globally by
Many restaurants have gone green on the inside, but what about the outside?
When interior designers use the term "wallcoverings" as part of a restaurant design scheme, they generally refer to a type of highly durable commercial-grade wallpaper.
Michael Lingerfelt spent 16 years as a Walt Disney imagineer, before establishing his own company. Today he provides LEED consulting on sustainable projects for clients
The Culver's restaurant in West Baraboo, Wis., the chain's first green building effort, has been Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified by the
Car-charging stations have popped up in the parking lots of grocery stores, big-box retailers, even hotels – allowing electric car owners to recharge while they shop or
A new Taco Bell restaurant is slated to become the first entirely solar-powered store in the 6,000-unit chain, according to Grover
Nearly a year after opening its first restaurant built to U.S. Green Building Council's LEED certification standards, Chick-fil-A has received LEED Gold
With the prevalence of eco-friendly builders, architects, suppliers and products, restaurant chains can choose from a variety of options that suit their needs as