Theresa English, Principal at TK Architects, provides insight on post-pandemic cinema and “eatertainment” designs.

When Chick-fil-A’s design team set out to create a new brand home for the iconic chicken sandwich chain, it did so with the objective of developing a multifaceted, interactive experience.

Restaurants aren’t the only ones working overtime to figure out how best to navigate to a “new normal.” Retailers, too, are being forced to innovate their way through rapidly changing consumer behaviors.

Inspired by Paris’ café culture, the operation brings to life owner and executive chef Forough Vakili’s vision for a casual-yet-sophisticated all-day café, market, wine bar and restaurant celebrating the simplicity of high-quality, seasonal local ingredients and warm hospitality.

Here’s how designer Jason Longo transformed the garden level of a historic building into a cozy and colorful Parisian-style cafe.

Restaurant chains are now offering a flood of new prototypes that cater to the off-premises-only diner. 

Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport opened a new poolside bar and grill in time for summer.