Open to all full-service restaurants with a check average of more than $50; awarded to the best overall design concept and execution; open to both new builds and renovations
- Only projects completed between April 1, 2020, and September 1, 2021, are eligible.
- All entries must be submitted in a single PDF file that does not exceed 28 pages. If the PDF file is larger than 20MB, please house on a file sharing site such as Dropbox or Google Drive, and include the link in the text box below.
- Entries must include a final, approved floor plan and photos of the completed restaurant.
- It is recommended that entries include a copy of the menu.
- It is recommended that renovations include before and after photos.
Every entry must include the following on the first page:
- Name of project and name of operator/owner company:
- Project location (city, state):
- New build or renovation:
- Opening date or renovation completion date:
- Real estate type (end cap, freestanding, inline, airport, etc.):
- Unit size (square footage) and number of seats:
- Brief description of concept and menu style:
- Average check:
- Project budget:
- Project team (include members from the operator company, architects, designers, contractor and other relevant parties):
All entries must touch on the following project details (please address the questions below in 750 words or less; you may use photos between text to illustrate points):
- Outline the project’s goals, how the final design addressed them and any unique design features.
- What were some of the design challenges and how did the project team address them?
- Discuss design strategies used to address typical restaurant concerns, such as the layout, wayfinding, and the flow of traffic in and out of the dining room and kitchen.
- What were the green or sustainable features of the process and the design, if applicable?
- Why does this project represent the best of the best in design and in its category?
Deadline for submission EXTENDED to Monday, October 18, 2021.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.