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July 14, 2016

Connors Steak & Seafood Interior

Connors Offers Polished-Casual Excitement

Connors Steak & Seafood recently opened its fourth location, this one in Franklin, Tenn.

UFood Moves to Self-Ordering

Fast-casual operation UFood Grill plans to install self-ordering kiosks at all new stores, effective immediately.


No fans. No hood needed. Only big flavor.

Alto-Shaam Halo Heat

Precise, low-temperature cooking with Halo Heat® technology perfected prime rib for decades. Free up time with overnight cooking for corned beef, confit and more. Cook your food to perfection and hold for hours without compromising food quality.Alto-Shaam Logo

Three Concept Co-Branded Operation Opens in Walmart

Auntie Anne’s, Nobel Roman’s Pizza and Rita’s Italian Ice have opened a co-branded store inside a Walmart.

Discovery Channel Star Starts Second Concept

Richard Rawlings

Richard Rawlings, star of the Discovery Channel show Fast ‘n Loud and owner of Dallas’ Gas Monkey Garage, has announced plans to open a new restaurant concept, Richard Rawlings’ Garage.

Cold Stone Creamery Opens in Cambodia

Cold Stone Creamery has opened its first store in Cambodia, located in the capital city of Phnom Penh. The restaurant opened on June 3.

The Dabney stone hearth

Project Profile: The Dabney

This James Beard semifinalist restaurant celebrates mid-Atlantic cooking in an environment that emphasizes tradition.

Design Trend: Offer a Backstage Pass

Yard House Interior

During rd+d’s recent webcast, Designers Dish, Live!, three seasoned designers shared insights on some of the biggest forces and trends shaping their restaurant projects today. Top among them is the move to create integrative, immersive designs that bring diners closer to the action, that eliminate traditional barriers between front of the house and back of the house.

Supreme Solid Surface New Collection

Duro-Last: Reduce, Recycle, Reimagine

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