While casual dining has taken a beating in recent years, many operators have developed a polished-casual strategy to draw in guests. Porch Swing Restaurant, located in the Dallas suburb of Mesquite, puts a new spin on this approach.
Huddle House is getting smaller but still growing. The Atlanta-based company is expanding both via company-owned and franchised stores while offering a smaller store footprint, making the brand more accessible to franchisees. In this Q&A, Christina Chambers, senior vice president of franchise development for Huddle House, talks about the smaller store design.
Protect-All flooring is a slip-resistant vinyl flooring manufactured from over 90% pre-consumer recycled content that provides slip, stain and fire protection for areas exposed to water, heavy traffic patterns and extreme weight loads. Protect-All helps reduce slips and falls, and is also resistant to mildew and other bacterial growth.
On June 10, restaurant development + design’s fourth annual Tour the Design Trends took a group of 60 architects, designers and consultants on a behind-the-scenes tour of some of the hottest new restaurants in Chicago.
San Jose, Calif.-based Togo’s sandwich shops applied its new restaurant design when opening a ground-up prototype in Santa Clara, Calif. and remodeling three units (one corporate and two franchise locations in Emeryville, Fremont and San Jose).
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