Restaurant Design

The Rise of the Reverse Ghost Kitchen

The Rise of the Reverse Ghost Kitchen 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

By now you’ve likely heard of the term ghost kitchen, but have you heard the phrase reverse ghost kitchen? While ghost kitchens have gained wild popularity with fast food, fast…

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Real Food, Gets Real Fast with Chipotle Digital Kitchen

Real Food, Gets Real Fast with Chipotle Digital Kitchen 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Almost three decades after its initial launch, it’s hard to imagine that Chipotle was almost never meant to be, or at least not what it is today. Intended to fuel…

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Eatertainment: The Social Dining Experience

Eatertainment: The Social Dining Experience 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Do you remember the first rule of Fight Club? You DO NOT talk about Fight Club. That was the golden rule of the 90’s cult drama that embraced breaking societal…

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The Great Restaurant Recalibration

The Great Restaurant Recalibration 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Until a year and a half ago, most of the substantial changes in the restaurant industry were intentional, brought about by strategic business goals, and influenced by consumer behaviors. Even…

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Taking a Bite Out of Today’s Restaurant Experience

Taking a Bite Out of Today’s Restaurant Experience 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

When you think of a truly exceptional restaurant experience, what characteristics come to mind? Maybe it’s delicious food, kind and attentive staff, a sense of community, or simply a fun…

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QSR Blends The On-And-Off Premise Experience

QSR Blends The On-And-Off Premise Experience 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

While menu wars stand no chance for fizzling out, fast food brands aren’t just focusing on flavor profiles. They’re tapping into pop culture trends influenced by music and entertainment and…

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The New Restaurant of the Future Formula

The New Restaurant of the Future Formula 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Restaurant brands are blurring the lines even more as boundaries are breaking down. QSR, fast-casual, and even fine dining are flexing their ability to adapt by creating a new restaurant…

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Pantone Color of the Year 2021

Pantone Color of the Year 2021 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

For the first time, Pantone has selected an achromatic shade for the Color of the Year, and for the second time in 22 years has chosen two different colors: Ultimate…

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Brands Creating Food Playgrounds

Brands Creating Food Playgrounds 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Brands, in both restaurant and retail industries, are constantly looking for new ways to engage consumers–exploring new tastes, building communities to learn about or to make food; all while creating…

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Integrating Acoustics Into Restaurant Design

Integrating Acoustics Into Restaurant Design 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

If you’ve ever found yourself in a restaurant yelling small talk to other parties at your table then you understand just how important acoustics can be to the overall dining…

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