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Maximizing a restaurant’s footprint is a quest that has existed since the inception of restaurants.

The Shearwater Tavern has undergone a luxe and sophisticated renovation that honors its coastal setting and the Bohemian art scene roots of Carmel-by-the-Sea.

In developing Kilroy Oyster Point, a new 3-million-square-foot life sciences campus in South San Francisco, Kilroy Realty Corporation is keeping a tight focus on narrative themes including health, wellness, active lifestyles and the natural beauty surrounding the 50-acre bayfront development.

When asked to offer up their best advice for operators working with restaurant designers, 45% of rd+d readers said that communication and teamwork are key to a successful project, according to a pulse survey fielded in February 2023.

Fast-casual chain Raising Cane’s opened a Post Malone-themed restaurant in Midvale, Utah. In fact, the musician, who happens to be a big fan of the brand, played a central role in designing the restaurant.

This fast-casual concept aims to build a chain on summer nostalgia and an elevated dining experience.

In a pulse survey fielded in February 2023, 52% of rd+d readers wished they had a better understanding of consumer behavior.

Scarce labor and rising wages continue to drive operators to design restaurants that can do more with fewer workers.