Freshness, authenticity and transparency are big buzzwords today. They’re what restaurant customers want, and they’re the forces driving so many concepts to turn to exhibition kitchens, letting diners see first-hand their food is not only fresh but also made from scratch.

Starbucks Coffee Company has opened the doors to its first Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room in Seattle. The new concept is dedicated to roasting, coffee education and increasing availability of the company’s small-lot Reserve coffees, all of which will be roasted in this facility.

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In designing and laying out restaurants, one area that’s among the most challenging — and the least enjoyable — is restrooms.

Universal Orlando's dining and entertainment complex, CityWalk, celebrated the opening of its newest restaurant attraction in December, The Cowfish.

Morristown, N.J.'s landmark Vail Mansion, an Italian Renaissance Palazzo-style, commissioned in 1917 by AT&T's first president Theodore Vail, is the new home of Jockey Hollow Bar & Kitchen.

Multiconcept operator CH Projects, which has developed some of Southern California's most progressive one-off restaurants, recently opened the second iteration of its popular UnderBelly ramen bar.

Mexican Restaurants Inc. (MRI), which operates 57 Mexican restaurants in Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma under five different brands, has rebranded its fast-casual Mission Burrito concept as Überrito Mexican Grill.