transformative restaurant experiences

Quick service, fast casual, specialty or chain, we’ve been there. We’ve spent time in the kitchen, paced off drive-thrus and worked with industry innovators on the menu of the future.  We help connect your brand to your guests in ways that matter: recognition, loyalty and return visits.


Eatsa Restaurant Kiosk

From Customer Service to Self-Service: Automating the Restaurant Experience

From increasing minimum wage and concerns over labor costs to creating a customized experience and a desire for faster service, technology is forcing its way into some of the most well known fast food and fast casual formats.

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Bareburger Interior

Translating a Singular Vision Into a Restaurant Franchise

Franchising is one of the most popular was to expand a restaurant brand. It is also one of the riskiest for the owners of the brand. The challenge is to turn a single store success into a winning franchise concept: to identify and hold onto the elements that made the original concept work and evaluate elements that might hinder wider success. Here’s a look at a few of the fastest growing small restaurant chains that are finding success in their franchise strategy.

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Naming & Logo Design
Environments Design
Architectural Design
Menu Design
Package Design
Interactive & Digital Media
Design Development & Documentation


Bob Evan’s Express

HMSHost partners with Chute Gerdeman to bring the new fast casual restaurant, Bob Evans Express, to Port Columbus International Airport.

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design:retail Honors 40 Under 40

Chute Gerdeman’s own Matt Jefferies, Director of Design, Brand Communications, has been chosen by design:retail to be part of the magazine’s first-ever 40 Under 40.

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Reviving the Relevance of Restaurant Brands

Reviving The Relevance of Restaurant Brands

The key factors for national chain restaurant brands to recapture their share of the consumer interest and consumer spend.

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Some of Our Restaurant Work

Book and Bourbon Entry

Book and Bourbon

Exterior - Cooper's Hawk - Restaurant Design by Chute Gerdeman

Cooper’s Hawk

Domino's looking toward the entrance | Chute Gerdeman - award-winning retail design and branding.


Jimmy John’s

Checkers restaurant | Chute Gerdeman - award-winning retail design and branding.

Checkers / Rally’s