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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.

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.

Journee: A Club for Networking and Learning

After ascending to general manager of Chef Thomas Keller’s acclaimed New York City restaurant Per Se in 2009, former maître d’ Anthony Rudolf was learning on the job. “I knew how to run the dining room and I knew how to run service, but from a financial standpoint I did not know how to run the business,” recalls Rudolf, who felt fortunate to have a support system that allowed him to learn.

Restaurant of The Rising Sun

The cost of installing solar panels at Coasterra, which opened in San Diego last August, was through the (solar) roof, and it’s going to take eight to 10 years to see a return on the investment. Still, it was a really valuable decision, says David Cohn, president and founder of Cohn Restaurant Group, which owns the venue.

Stone Brewing to Open Hotel Dedicated to Craft Beer

Stone Brewing, the 10th largest craft brewery in the U.S., and San Diego-based hospitality collective, Untitled Hospitality, announced their partnership to develop Stone Hotel—the companies’ first-ever brewery hotel.