New York-based Tao Group operates see-and-be-seen restaurants and nightclubs on three continents. One of the company’s latest ventures is Tao Chicago, located in a granite-clad Romanesque Revival-style building constructed in 1892.
The Krystal Company credits a store revitalization plan and third-party delivery for an uptick in sales. Krystal opened its first Iconic Series prototype restaurant in Jackson, Ms., in August. Razed and redesigned stores are generating sustained sales volume lifts of 70 percent to 80 percent, per a release.
JA Jiaozi is owned by a Chinese restaurant company that’s testing the waters in the United States, starting with this dumpling-focused concept that offers cuisine made with simple, authentic ingredients. Designed by CallisonRTKL, the restaurant’s interior makes use of simple, authentic materials and is heavily influenced by traditional Chinese dining.