Three Ways Proper Equipment Selection Reduces Kitchen Labor

Using these techniques will minimize expenses and enhance employee capability and workspace environment.

FEATURES


Homestyle Dining leverages smaller footprint to create 'plush fast casual' steak concept

Bo's Steak & Grill features a backyard barbecue theme, with country music, denim and red solo cups.

Check out Panera To You

The store layout is dominated by ordering, order pick-up and wait-area seating.

Good, better, best: Counter tops

For all it endures, a counter has to be tough, but durability often comes at a cost.

A look at Starbucks' new interactive store design at Disney World

Starbucks recently opened its first company-owned store at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla. According to the company’s blog, the new store features a distinctive design headed by Senior Designer David Daniels. Starbucks opened in Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., in March.

The whys and hows of restaurant/stadium partnerships

Set up properly, all parties can benefit when established sports and foodservice brands team up.

Fast casual driving growth of 'The American Bakery'

Bakeries are stepping up their menu offerings, decor and overall customer experience.

Robeks CMO explains strategy on 'next-generation' concept

The chain hopes its new design, menu and marketing strategy will help it continue its 27 months of same-store sales increases.

Cobranding Part 1: Will it work for fast casuals?

While developing the right partnership can be tricky, cobranding is a great way to add an additional revenue stream.

Fine-dining chefs getting 'Funky' with fast casual concept

Father-and-son Chefs Bryan and Bradley Ogden step out of their comfort zone to open fast casual chicken concept.

Why Bruegger's launched a new design, menu

Along with the new physical design, the chain has updated its logo, point-of-purchase materials, to-go packaging and is now in the process of updating the catering packaging.

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NEWS


Zaxby's building prototype stores in South Carolina

Zaxby's is building a prototype of its new rustic, barn-style store design in upstate South Carolina, according to the Greenville News. An existing restaurant in Easley will be torn down and rebuilt in the new prototype style, and a new...

McAlister's Deli announces remodel, Guest Appreciation Week at Georgia location

McAlister's Deli announced plans today to mark the re-opening of its remodeled restaurant at 1425 Market Boulevard in Roswell, Ga., with several days of guest appreciation events. Guest appreciation events at the Roswell location include: July 21 – Free cookie...

McAlister's Deli relocates, adds call ahead window

McAlister's Deli announced today one of its San Antonio restaurants has been relocated to 5880 DeZavala Road and has added a call-ahead window for order pickup. The new restaurant is a freestanding building in the same shopping center as the...

JJ’s Red Hots partnering with Chartwells Higher Education for campus expansion

JJ's Red Hots announced today it is partnering with Chartwells Higher Education, a division of Compass Group North America, to launch its first presence on college campuses. JJ's plans to open its first college location on the campus of Florida...

Caribou Coffee plants flag near Minneapolis’ Target Field

Caribou Coffee recently opened a new store in downtown Minneapolis near Target Field, at the newly expanded Target Field Station. The Minnesota-based brand will celebrate with a grand opening on July 9, offering free coffee for a year for the...

MAD Greens opens new, redesigned restaurant in Colorado

MAD Greens announced today the grand opening of a new location at 7300 E. Arapahoe Rd.

Yumz Gourmet Frozen Yogurt chosen as a Gulf Oil preferred vendor

Gulf Oil LP has selected Yumz Gourmet Frozen Yogurt as a preferred vendor for its Yumz Express offering. Yumz Express is a self-serve, compact frozen yogurt kiosk, according to a news release. "We believe that Yumz Express creates a unique...

La Madeleine opens 16th Houston location

La Madeleine Country French Café announced today the opening of its 16th location in the Greater Houston area at 2423 Katy Freeway Suite E in Sawyer Heights Village. The Heights location is la Madeleine’s 16th in Greater Houston. “Opening our...

Maui Wowi adding two mobile carts in Texas

Two new mobile carts are being added to Maui Wowi's Texas presence. Kimberly and Tony Revis of Houston, Texas plan to use the carts in events and venues in the Houston area.

Daytona Speedway paves the way for permanent QSR presence

The Daytona International Speedway in Florida is in the middle of a $400 million, multi-year redevelopment project called DAYTONA Rising. As part of the overhaul, eight "white box" spaces have been created specifically for casual dining and quick-service restaurant brands....

Sweetgreen's converts DC area store into test kitchen

Sweetgreen's recently revamped one of its Washington D.C.-area stores to become a test kitchen for the chain, according to a report in the Washington Post. The move is part of Sweetgreen's focus on developing new menu items. "We have been...

SSP bringing fast casual concepts to Sacramento airport

SSP America has been awarded a 10-year, $80 million contract at Sacramento International Airport's Terminal A. The contract calls for SSP to develop six units over 8,000 square feet and introduce a mix of local, national and SSP brands. According...

Luby's, Fuddruckers open dual concept location in Dallas

Side-by-side Fuddruckers and Luby's restaurants opened today in Dallas, the company's third new side-by-side build project and the first in the Dallas area. The side-by-side Luby's cafeteria and Fuddruckers fast casual restaurant site is located in Rockwall at 2235 S....

DOPO set to open in Salt Lake City

DOPO, an Italian fast casual concept restaurant, will open at The Gateway in Salt Lake City this August. A company press release described DOPO, which means "next" in Italian, as an upscale, live music-oriented restaurant. "The 'Italian Diaspora' was the...

Shark Tank's Cinnaholic unveils new bakery design

Cinnaholic recently unveiled a prototype of its new bakery design. The architect's rendering reveals the design for new Cinnaholic locations moving forward, according to Kelly Ronna, spokesperson for Cinnaholic.

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