When plotting the floor plan, designers consider the flow of traffic through the space, fire code compliance and table placement. Depending on the level of service,
Front-of-the-house flooring not only has to look good and complement the interior design, but it should also provide a safe surface for staff and diners.
James Staicoff, IIDA, director of hospitality for Oculus Inc., began his interior design career nearly 40 years ago in St. Louis before relocating to Portland,
A new report from Chicago-based market research firm Y-Pulse explores the emergence of a new segment in the
Artwork in restaurants is often an afterthought, added to finish off the space or provide a local flair, but for some restaurants, art is part of the central vision for
Throwing axes and throwing back drinks may seem like an improbable combination, but axe bars are in full swing these days. In just a few years, the extreme sport has
Fresh takes on the fast-casual theme seem to emerge almost daily, with new players, new concepts and new pressures on operators within the segment to keep
Just as U.S. craft brewers have taken European beer styles and given them uniquely American twists, so have designers adapted the European beer hall for an
Raised in a barn built by hand in Vermont, Griz Dwight, LEED AP, AIA, principal and owner of Grizform Design Architects, has loved architecture since he was
Restaurant guests are fishing for their dinner, swimming with the fishes and learning about the importance of a healthy oceanic environment. These are all reasons why
In this annual feature, top designers dish up their hottest takes on trends in restaurant design today. Hats off
Indian dining experiences in the U.S. have long resided primarily on either end of a very niche spectrum: mom-and-pop curry house-style restaurants with lunch buffets and
Casual dining is on the upswing, according to market researcher Datassential’s 2018 SNAP! Keynote Report: Casual
From New York to Los Angeles, coffee and bar service are hot. These three concepts capitalize on both with three different approaches to these
A trend is a general direction in which something is developing or changing. Trends manifest as a reaction to larger societal movements, which are driven by shifting
Sales among the limited-service pizza industry grew by 3.7 percent in 2017, while units grew by .9 percent, according to Technomic’s ...
Restaurants seeking to stand out in a crowded marketplace may find that secondary markets offer the right opportunities, according to the 2018 Retail and Restaurant Real
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
The tiki phenomenon first took root in the United States in the 1930s with the opening of the legendary Don the Beachcomber and Trader Vic’s restaurants in
Market researcher Mintel released its four key trends set to impact the US foodservice market in the coming
Consumers are skipping breakfast more often now than in 2015, and the decline comes largely at the expense of at-home breakfast occasions, according to Technomic’s ...
Air travel may be more cramped and less hospitable than ever, but what passengers have lost in terms of the on-board experience
Customer satisfaction with full-service restaurants is down 3.7 percent to a score of 78 (on a 100-point scale) in a new report from the ...
May was a disappointing month for chain restaurants, according to data from TDn2K’s Restaurant Industry Snapshot, which
A recent meeting in my office with a VIP, our senior sales director's beloved dog, Hunter.
Consumer meal choices in Mexico are shaped by busy lifestyles, according to a new study by Culinary Visions Panel. Over 1,000
Picking a color for your restaurant or branding materials? The one thing that should not drive your decision is your own opinion, be it your love for lavender
Just a few years ago, no one had heard of pop-up restaurants, and now they’re seemingly everywhere you turn. And there’s good reason for that. Pop-up
Brentwood, Tenn.-based Blue Coast Burrito opened its second location in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Craft distilling is hugely popular and enjoying unprecedented growth — there are 1,315 U.S. craft distillers, according to the American
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