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rd+d Design Digest

new + notable

This two-story space with a sophisticated downstairs dining room and a loft bar upstairs offers a new take on luxe Italian dining in Chicago’s River North neighborhood.

Charcuterie Concept Poised for Growth

After nearly doubling the brand's footprint in 2023, charcuterie concept Graze Craze is on track to open 60 new locations in 2024.

Every Dish Has a Narrative
Brianna Borin, chief people & culture officer.

Yia Vang doesn’t disparage formal or corporate DEI initiatives. Such programs, he says, can have value for raising awareness about workplace inequities. But for Vang, food trumps formal initiatives for fostering understanding and appreciation of diverse peoples and cultures.

Vollrath, Creating Better

Designers' Number 1 Pet Peeve

35% of readers of restaurant development + design magazine said “poor acoustics” was their number one restaurant design pet peeve. Other pet peeves are less universal in nature.

Nick the Greek Opens in Houston

Nick the Greek is now open in Porter, Texas. This is the brand's first foray into the greater Houston area.

Get Real with Restrooms

Brand image is vital in foodservice operations and, although the dining room is the main attraction, the restroom still plays a significant role.