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rd+d Design Digest

Playful Ambiance and Social Media Moments

Mango Bliss Dessert Bar’s playful design features vibrant colors and a neon sign that reads, “bliss in every bite.”

Teppanyaki Concept Hits Florida

Pepper Lunch will open its first Florida location, which will feature the brand’s new prototype design.

We Need to Raise People Up
Tom Mitchell, Canadian Chief Ambassador of The Burnt Chef Projec

While providing great hospitality to guests, foodservice operations can be inhospitable environments for employees, particularly those who may be struggling with mental health issues. It’s an often ignored — even accepted — scenario that’s overdue for change, says Tom Mitchell, Canadian Chief Ambassador of The Burnt Chef Project.

Read about The Burnt Chef Project. 

Vollrath, Creating Better

Freddy's Signs 20-Unit Development Deal

Fast-casual restaurant concept, Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, is expanding its footprint in Texas with a 20-unit development deal in Houston.

Operators Invest in Renovations

35% of restaurant development + design readers said interior renovations and additions were the areas where they’d seen the greatest operator investment in existing units so far in 2024. Here’s where else they’re putting their money.

Design Lessons from C&U Foodservice

High expectations are causing universities to compete more than ever before to recruit and retain students. Now dining facilities on campuses have become second-to-none, featuring an elevated experience and design.