restaurant development + design magazine hosts a series of in-person and virtual events to engage readers between print issues to offer networking opportunities and to enrich the work lives of readers. Events take the form of free restaurant design webinars, tours of the hottest new restaurant concepts in Chicago and other cities, an annual restaurant design awards program and other opportunities.

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rd+d awards

Submitted by readers and judged by an expert panel, the annual rd+d awards recognize the best in restaurant and bar design projects across a range of categories including overall best restaurant design, best limited-service restaurant design, best bar design and more.

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FED Summit

The Foodservice Equipment and Design (FED) Global Thought Leadership Summit, jointly presented by Foodservice Equipment & Supplies and restaurant development + design magazines, brings executives and thought leaders from every channel of the foodservice market together. Operators, designers, architects, dealers and others come together to learn, discuss, network and find inspiration at both in-person and virtual FED events.

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Tour the Design Trends

Each year, restaurant development + design magazine brings together a group of restaurant and hospitality designers for a tour of the hottest new restaurant designs in Chicago and other cities. Each stop includes a chat with someone integral to the design of the space as well as a sampling of food and beverage.

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Boasting a broad range of subjects relevant to the restaurant design and restaurant development communities, rd+d’s webcasts offer expert opinions and case studies on such topics as restaurant acoustics, bar design best practices, designing for a decreasing footprint, renovation best practices and much more.