In the latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control (2017-2019), 42.4% of American adults are obese. Larger guests may suffer embarrassment because they can’t fit into some of the seats offered or, even worse, suffer physical discomfort and pain if the seats are too restrictive for them.

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, tables are placed to allow for a sense of intimacy while always maximizing seats. Traditionally, corner spaces are perfect for larger tables and booths.

Get Into Modular and Container Construction

In addition to quality food and a top-notch experience, consumers crave convenience. It’s an Amazon world, after all, one where we can get what we want where and when we want it. That most certainly applies to restaurant quality food, which explains the solid growth of off-premises consumption in recent years.

Spanish-style tapas bar takes its design cues from its Washington D.C. flagship location.

First opened in 1847, the bar has hosted luminaries such as Walt Whitman, Mark Twain and Abraham Lincoln.

Michael Lawless and Keiko Matsumoto

Designers Michael Lawless and Keiko Matsumoto highlight some of their favorite restaurant design trends right now.

Duck & Waffle Hong Kong

Located within the International Finance Centre (IFC) mall on the Hong Kong waterfront, Duck & Waffle Hong Kong is an expansion of a popular late-night London eatery designed by CetraRuddy.

Design Market: St. Louis

From a Space-Age-meets-punk-rock burger joint to a veg-forward eatery with an on-site garden, anything goes in The Lou.