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.

Fulton Galley's Entryway

Fulton Galley, the food hall by Pittsburgh-based Galley Group, has opened in Chicago’s busy West Loop neighborhood amidst construction cranes, countless restaurants and all-night bars. This is Galley Group’s fifth location nationwide. It features five food vendors in an incubator set-up, later hours than other food halls in the area, and a decidedly full-service look and atmosphere. Chefs operate rent-free and fee-free in the space and share revenue with Galley Group.

Here, designers Maggie Young and Sarah Krivanka of Dimit Architects in Cleveland provide insights into the interior design details of the nearly 13,000-square-foot space.

With more than 30 years of experience in food and beverage design, Dawn Arcieri, NCIDQ, RID, senior associate at Gensler, has worked on more than 200 restaurants ranging from small-scale dining to prototype roll-outs for fast and casual restaurants alike.

Innovation leader in construction, equipment design and process improvements, Captain D’s

You only get one chance to make a first impression. Typically, a patron’s first take of a restaurant centers on the entry area, both inside and outside. The entrance’s design from signage to door to hostess station gives signals about the type of food, ambience and service the establishment provides.

Designing Axe Bars for Fun and Safety

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 grown to hundreds of venues in North America.