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
Designing for maximum flexibility was important before the pandemic, but the nimbleness that operators had to exhibit in 2020 was unlike anything the industry
Tijuana Flats’ updated prototype strives to modernize the chain’s design, improve kitchen efficiencies and provide a technological overhaul.
Chipotle opened what the fast-casual chain refers to as its first digital-only restaurant.
Refreshed and Ready to Ride Again
Why did the chicken cross the road? To become The Hatchery.
Taco Bell has recently evolved its menu and overhauled its digital experience. Now, the chain has unveiled its latest iteration: Taco Bell Go Mobile. The prototype is
As the U.S. opens up, many changes are going into place for restaurants and one of them is a move to touchless, both in the digital and the analog realms.
Buffalo Wild Wings opened a 7,300-square-foot sports bar in Alpharetta, Georgia, that promises an immersive experience for guests.
Panera updated its curbside service to include an opt-in geofence service that extends Wi-Fi into the parking lot and alerts staff when a guest pulls up to pickup their
Videogame maker ZeniMax Media operates out of a space that is intended to serve as a hub for teams and talent to meet and recharge.
For many customers, sights and sounds are important parts of a restaurant visit. Whether it’s background music, a lively pop soundtrack, TVs showing a big sporting event
Mexican fast-casual chain Moe’s Southwest Grill will launch an all-digital/kiosk-only prototype, with the first two iterations slated to open in Pittsburgh and
Deciding how to lay out your restaurant is one of the major decisions you have to make before opening, and it can completely affect the feel of your operation.
Famous Dave’s opened the first of its smaller footprint prototype restaurants in Uptown, a commercial district in Minneapolis in December. The new restaurant is
Staying relevant in the ultra-competitive hospitality space means creating higher-quality experiences for patrons, according to Maxim Parkhomchuk, VP of construction and
In this first-ever reader survey, rd+d asked subscribers to name the biggest trends and challenges in restaurant development and design in 2019. The survey
Technology is clearly changing the face of the restaurant industry, and operators must decide how to implement new technology to keep up. However, it is key for
Domino’s Pizza partnered with Nuro to use the robotics company’s unmanned fleet of vehicles to deliver pizza in Houston.
Chipotle Mexican Grill opened its 2,500th restaurant, this one in Concord, Calif. It’s a milestone that comes on the heels of a reorganization and a focus on tech for the
Great restaurant design has always been part art, part science.
Technology can be used in your restaurant to impact the customer experience, communicate the concept's brand messaging and increase an operation's efficiency. However,
Data science is a critical tool in everything from site selection to customer retention.
When was the last time a new customer walked into a restaurant without having checked it out online?
Mobile technology is top of mind for many restaurant franchise owners and franchisors, according to the results of a survey conducted by TD Bank at the
It’s a sign of the future: Birdcall is a new restaurant chain in Denver that doesn't have traditional front of house staff.
Customer-facing technology requires savvy design decisions.
My restaurant is consistently too loud and guests complain that they can’t hold a conversation. What can I do to solve this problem?
foodlife, a single-unit, fast-casual concept of LEYE in Chicago’s Water Tower, does not have
Some would argue that restaurants have been behind the curve on tech. I’m inclined to agree. Why should a high-touch hospitality industry be overly concerned
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