Restaurant Design

Why Your Restaurant Needs a Kitchen Makeover

Today’s back-of-house restaurant kitchen has taken on its own identity. It’s a far cry from the operations Julia Child would have recognized, but it’s been honed since her days to be more efficient and more technologically advanced.

The Reinvention of Minneapolis' Restaurant Alma

Hospitality takes a holistic turn within a historic building nestled in the oldest riverfront neighborhood in Minneapolis, thanks to the expansion of a fine-dining destination into a daylong café and European-style boutique hotel.

Ruby Tuesday Renovates Jacksonville and Charlotte Restaurants

Ruby Tuesday announced it has completed the remodels of all seven restaurants in the Charlotte, North Carolina area. The restaurants have undergone updates to better reflect the company's focus on fresh ingredients and appeal to today’s guests.

Female Powerhouse Leads Restaurant Group Across State Lines

PlumpJack Group, a San Francisco-based hospitality company, opened Pendulum, the first newly built restaurant to Colorado’s Vail Village in eight years, in December. In addition, the group also re-opened a Vail favorite, White Bison, which features an updated menu, a new cocktail program, and an interior renovation.

Michael Mina's Pizza & Burger is Here to Stay

As another Miami summer descended upon the famed Fontainebleau, Michael Mina decided his fine-dining restaurant could use a vacation. In the space formerly occupied by Michael Mina 74, he wanted to open a casual, relaxed venue where sunscreen-soaked guests could feel as comfortable in board shorts as they would in dinner jackets.

Sophia's Refines the Supper Club Experience

The night began, as so many dinners do, with a 7 p.m. reservation. Entrées were ordered. Bottles of wine uncorked. The table sipped on after-dinner cocktails and basked in the setting. Only at Sophia’s, an Austin, Texas, restaurant open since August, this string of events is often just the beginning.

Kathy Anderson Gives Nashville a Taste of Old Hollywood

Nashville’s downtown scene features plenty of lively honky-tonk bars and creative independent restaurants, but according to interior designer Kathy Anderson, there has been one element missing from the vibrant city: a fancy destination where people can go for special nights.

Barteca Restaurant Group Grows from the Inside Out

When cofounders Sasa Mahr-Batuz and Andy Pforzheimer opened their first location of Barcelona Wine Bar & Restaurant in 1996, they teamed up with an architect and other design professionals to bring their restaurant to life.

The Challenge of Refreshing a Legacy Brand

Ken Peters and the team at Nocturnal Branding turned in a 149-page report—on 13-by-19-inch paper—to Macayo’s. If that seems a bit excessive, consider this: That’s just a shade over two pages for every year the legendary Arizona Mexican chain has been open.

Brick Anchor Brew House Uses Custom Lighting in Design

A popular restaurant based in Norfolk, Virginia, the Brick Anchor Brew House, was inspired by the brick building and Navy presence in the city while paying homage to the Anchor Bar of Buffalo, New York, hometown of Owner Phil Smith.

San Diego's Madison on Park Earns Design Award

The San Diego Architectural Foundation honored Madison on Park restaurant with an Orchid for Interior Design at the 40th Annual Orchids & Onions Awards on October 13 at the Spreckels Theater.Madison is the first restaurant designed by Anna and David Sindelar, the husband and wife team behind the industrial design firm, ARCHISECTS, and the creative directors at FLUXX Nightclub.

Shoney's Unveils New Restaurant Prototype

Shoney’s, the iconic, all-American restaurant brand, will enhance the look and feel of its locations with the unveiling of a new restaurant design prototype in early 2017 at Shoney’s Donelson, Tennessee, location.

Means to a Beginning

Try telling someone in the restaurant industry, “It’s not personal, it’s just business.” That’s like saying, “It’s not you, it’s me,” during a breakup or consoling a football player, “You tried your best,” after losing the Super Bowl.

Remodeling Boosts Michigan Grill & Bar's Sales by 30 Percent

Thanks to a recent remodeling, patrons seated indoors experience the ambience of dining outdoors at O'Toole's Irish American Grill & Bar, except there are no mosquitoes, flies, vehicle emission odors and the temperature is always a comfortable 74 degrees.