Restaurant Design

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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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Pizza Delivery

Delivery Demands Drive Virtual Restaurant Concepts

Delivery Demands Drive Virtual Restaurant Concepts 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

“Be where your customers are” has always been a restaurant industry driver, but for years that meant strategic location selection based on demographic and geographic trends. For QSR and fast-casual…

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Breakfast Spread

Breakfast Centric Restaurants on the Rise

Breakfast Centric Restaurants on the Rise 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Mealtimes have become more fluid than ever, and while the majority of breakfast consumption still occurs at home, today’s busy, on-the-go lifestyles mean less time for the meal described as…

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McDonald's Headquarters Exterior

McDonald’s Global Experience of the Future

McDonald’s Global Experience of the Future 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

From formica tables, fluorescent lighting, wood veneer, anchored metal swivel chairs, and intense accents of bright red and yellow, a lot has changed in the 70 plus years of McDonald’s…

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Dining Area

Designing for Form and Function with Industrial Engineer, Juan Martinez

Designing for Form and Function with Industrial Engineer, Juan Martinez 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

In our continued effort to discuss the evolving relationship between form and function in restaurant design, we sat down with industry veteran and founder of Profitality, Juan Martinez to get…

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Fast Casual: Amazon’s Next Move

Fast Casual: Amazon’s Next Move 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Not too long ago investors, analysts, reporters, and retailers were all caught by surprise by the headline announcement of Amazon acquiring Whole Foods. Since then the ecommerce giant has been…

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Mobile Kiosk

A Taste of Tech: Is Your Restaurant Ready?

A Taste of Tech: Is Your Restaurant Ready? 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

The first restaurant POS system was introduced in 1973, back of house management technologies were implemented somewhere around the mid 90’s, and online table reservations weren’t officially activated until a…

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Fine Dining

Redefining the Fine Dining Restaurant Experience

Redefining the Fine Dining Restaurant Experience 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

From mobile apps to online ordering and delivery, not to mention cashless concepts and kiosks, the QSR and fast casual categories have been doing their fare share of reinvention. It…

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Interior at Beefsteak

The Rise of the Fast Casual Food Nation

The Rise of the Fast Casual Food Nation 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Americans will always have an affinity for fast food as the quick service channel serves the need for convenience, but as consumers are willing to pay more for a better…

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Tasty Re-Made With Top Chef Richard Blais

Tasty Re-Made With Top Chef Richard Blais 1440 960 Chute Gerdeman

While a slew of fast casual and QSR brands have been busy creating the next Chipotle, it seems as though the build-your-own burrito brand hasn’t been able to replicate their…

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