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Hudson Yards Grill Unveiled in New York’s Newest Neighborhood

Tomorrow, two esteemed industry leaders, Michael Lomonaco, executive chef and partner at New York City’s beloved Porter House Bar and Grill, and Chris Himmel, president of Boston-based Himmel Hospitality Group (Grill 23 & Bar, Harvest Restaurant, Post 390, and Bistro du Midi), join forces to debut Hudson Yards Grill.

James Beard to Honor Canlis with 2019 Design Icon Award

The James Beard Foundation announced that Canlis in Seattle, known equally for its architectural and culinary artistry, will be honored with the 2019 Design Icon Award.Canlis, the landmark Seattle restaurant opened in 1950, epitomizes the period’s Northwest Modern movement as interpreted by architect Roland Terry.

Nolita Hall Brings Modern Italian Style to San Diego

Walking through the enormous 12-foot doors into the open-format space at Nolita Hall in San Diego, guests are faced with several enticing options. There’s a lounge with televisions, a shuffleboard court, and a U-shaped bar with a 60-foot skylight and custom-built split flap display announcing real-time flight information.

Why Refranchising is the Key to Denny's Success

A combination of refranchising, remodeling, and promising off-premises sales resulted in a positive fourth quarter and end-of-the-year finish for Denny’s.For the eighth consecutive year in a row, Denny’s reported positive same-store sales growth.

Golden Corral’s New Prototype Propels Brand into the Future

In order to keep up with the growing competition and draw a younger crowd, Golden Corral is undergoing the company’s largest redesign yet as it aims to revamp the look and feel of its restaurants.When the 46-year-old company unveiled its refined, modern look last year the initial response was “overwhelmingly positive,” Golden Corral president and CEO Lance Trenary told FSR recently at the company’s Raleigh, North Carolina, headquarters.

Buffalo Wild Wings Unveils Restaurant of the Future

Since being scooped up by Roark Capital-backed Arby’s Restaurant Group for $2.9 billion last February and taken private as part of Inspire Brands, Buffalo Wild Wings has installed several visible changes.

A Step-by-Step Guide to Adding Delivery to Your Restaurant

In a world where consumers are increasingly turning to an on-demand lifestyle, restaurants are seeing a rise in demand for food delivery. Strategy firm Pentallect published a 2018 study that found the third-party delivery industry is slated to grow 13.

What Full-Service Restaurants Can Learn from Food Halls

Just as much as those market-driving millennials like fast casual, slick branding, sexy Instagrams, and mobile ordering, they also flock to food halls, so much that food halls are popping up in smaller cities after already exploding in Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington, D.

The Melting Pot Evolves with New Experience-Driven Design

Fondue restaurant chain The Melting Pot lifted the lid on the next stage of its brand evolution, unveiling a fresh restaurant design tailored to reflect what’s most important to its guests. The new model will show in upcoming locations as well as those looking to relocate or remodel, the company said.

Why Poolside Could Be the Next Dining Trend

Usually reserved for large hotels, exotic resorts, and party markets like Las Vegas and Miami, poolside restaurants have begun popping up in any number of locations—with increasingly sophisticated menus in tow.

Butcher & Banker: A 'Steak-easy' with Architectural Currency

When restaurateur Alex Sgourdos approached consultant Michael Whiteman for advice on whether he should transform an underground bank vault into a restaurant, Whiteman’s answer was an absolute yes.What’s now known as Butcher & Banker was formerly a 1930s bank.

Why Restaurants are Turning to Retail to Boost Sales

The concept of retail operations within restaurants isn’t a new idea. Think Planet Hollywood, Hard Rock Café, and Joe’s Crab Shack, where exiting through the gift shop and picking up a few trinkets for souvenirs is the norm.

Growing Punch Bowl Social Unveils Smaller Restaurant Design

Rapidly growing “eatertainment” brand Punch Bowl Social unveiled a smaller-footprint model June 15, which it plans to debut December in Fort Worth’s West 7th entertainment corridor. The new design will be 12,500 square feet, half the size of the 14-unit chain’s typical 25,000-square-foot box.

Make Your Restaurant's Design Pop with Custom Features

Custom features within any restaurant space can become a brand trademark used to spark interest, entice guests and create brand recognition. Restaurant operators rely on their designers, and the partnerships they bring to the table, to create a successful finished product.