Best New Prototype

Winner: State Fare Restaurant and Bar, Sugar Land, Texas

Following the acquisition of State Fare restaurant, the team at Culinary Khancepts set out to elevate the brand and expand the concept throughout Houston with plans to eventually go statewide. Sugar Land Town Square was selected for the second location. The objective of the design was to create an atmosphere that was uniquely Texas. The Culinary Khancepts team also wanted to create a more elevated dining experience while still appealing to families. “The aim was to make it feel uniquely Texas and it hits that mark,” said one judge. The judges’ panel lauded the design for achieving that first goal while also having the ability to “incorporate details of classic American diners.”

Images courtesy of State Fare Kitchen and Bar

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Best New Prototype

Runner up: Stan’s Donuts & Coffee, Chicago

Stan’s Donuts & Coffee’s Chicago prototype store got a revamp with improved coffee sales in mind. The judges gave it a nod due to the unusual demands of its urban location and thought the design had a “good flow.”

Images courtesy of Tony Soluri Photography

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