Booths at Rotolo’s Craft & Crust

In 1996, Mitchell Rotolo Sr. opened a pizza and beer place on the campus of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. He was in his mid-20s at the time and says the job was a blast. How could it not be?

Sams Anchor Cafe

Located directly on San Francisco bay in Tiburon, Calif., Sam’s Anchor Cafe is a local institution set to celebrate its 100th year in 2020. The operation was recently bought by Tiburon natives James Tate and Conor Flaherty, a pair of first-time restaurateurs who set out to revitalize the restaurant.

Italian QSR Fazoli’s introduced a new restaurant prototype design in its home market of Lexington, Ky., with plans to bring the new look to every location across the country.

Sawmill-Market-Food-Hall-in-Albuquerque

The Great Outdoors! It’s become a bigger part of the dining public’s lives over the last decade for good reason. When good weather makes an appearance, thoughts of dining alfresco come to mind. The allure of outdoor dining is shared by restaurant owners looking to take advantage of reduced or free rent on outdoor space. Let’s take a look at five elements of outdoor dining that restaurateurs should consider when developing an outdoor dining space.

Grateful Shed Interior

The Wisconsin Dells is a tourist-friendly area offering family-friendly fun like water parks, roller coasters, go-karting and more. The town is not so friendly to food trucks, though. Regulations have kept food trucks from coming to the tourist destination.

However, a new food hall-style space, Grateful Shed Food Truck Yard, offers residents and visitors of the Dells a food truck-style experience in a 10,000-square-foot space long used by hospitality operations.

Roy Rogers Tests New Store Design

Roy Rogers Restaurants rolled out a new store design in Westminster, Md., that is part of a broader strategy to modernize the appearance and ambience of its restaurants, increase efficiency, elevate the brand’s standing and prepare it for expansion.

Paying homage to the many theatrical aspects of Cantonese cooking and traditions of Chinese design, Lai, an upscale Chinese restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, is the result of the strong partnership between LW Design and their client, Elements Management Group.

Houston, Texas-based Salata Salad Kitchen’s rebrand strives to highlight its food and customization options. This marks the first full rebranding effort in the chain’s 14-year history.