Sip Savvy, Einstein Bros., Red Mango land at San Jose airport

The three new restaurants, operated by airport concessionaire Mission Yogurt, will operate in Terminal A.

FEATURES


How a hotel became a hot fast casual concept

Marriott transformed its Courtyard food and beverage offerings away from the traditional buffet into a new fast casual format, resulting in a 27-percent jump in guests' intent to recommend and return.

Four reasons digital screens are more than menu boards

Engaging digital signage can be a key differentiator in the customer experience by educating guests about menu items, driving craving, reducing perceived wait times, and more.

Tiny stores make me happy: Tracking revenue per square foot

Leading restaurant brands are growing their top line with off-premise sales while shrinking real estate costs – resulting in better revenue per square foot and profitability.

Identifying best practices for restaurant site selection

Getting boots on the ground to narrow down an ideal location is important.

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.

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NEWS


Report: Consumers plan to spend more at restaurants in '15

According to a new report on the state of the American consumer released today by the National Restaurant Association, although a majority of American consumers are still concerned about the economy and holding back on spending, there are signs that...

Fuddruckers builds footprint in Maryland

The 3,600-square-foot location accommodates 100 guests, with seating for 20 on a covered patio.

NRA report: Millennials spend higher proportions on food than families

The National Restaurant Association has published its newest edition of its Consumer Spending in Restaurants report. The report was last published in 2009 and analyzes spending on food away from home by demographic. “Looking at demographics is extremely important for restaurant operators.

Just Salad opens in flagship Macy's store

The New York-based salad chain has 19 locations in New York, New Jersey, Hong Kong and the UAE, with more planned to open in New York and Dubai.

Pitfire Artisan Pizza founder plans expansion, snack and coffee concept

Paul Hibler, founder of Pitfire Artisan Pizza and the American Gonzo Food Corporation restaurants, has announced that Pitfire's eighth location will open in Pasadena, California, in early December. Also in Pasadena, Hibler will introduce Superba Snacks & Coffee in February...

Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill opens redesigned urban store

In addition design changes, the new prototype introduces breakfast service, a to-go and online ordering pick-up window, a catering area and inclusion of the mobile app.

California Tortilla location debuts new design, branding

California Tortilla will return to Arlington, Virginia, this month with the re-opening of its original Courthouse location, complete with a remodel, new staff and a new owner, Darryl Shrock. “California Tortilla has a strong brand identity, a loyal fan following...

Smoothie Factory eyes Arizona expansion with new store design

Smoothie Factory Juice Bar has awarded a multiunit development agreement to existing franchisee John Wilfert, of JW Health and Fitness LLC, to open seven more locations in Arizona. The first location is under construction and will open at University of Arizona in Tucson this December. The store at 1031 N.

‘Artisan fast’ pizza and salad concept plans franchise expansion

St. Louis-based Crushed Red Urban Bake and Chop Shop, which recently introduced its "Artisan Fast” concept to franchisees, will open six new restaurants within the next four and a half years in the Denver and Boulder, Colorado, areas, through a...

Fazoli's opens first campus restaurant at Texas Tech

This restaurant is part of Fazoli's strategic plan to grow through non-traditional locations, including additional campus, airport and travel center sites.

BurgerFi will open in CNN Center, add breakfast menu

BurgerFi steps up its exploration of non-traditional storefronts and launches into the breakfast daypart with its newest location.

Korilla BBQ parks it at new storefront location

Korilla BBQ, which got its start as a food truck, also plans to launch three additional stores in the Upper East Side, Financial District, and Brooklyn.

Starbucks opens Community Store in Seoul

A portion from every purchase at the store will go to Green Umbrella ChildFund Korea to support skills development for youth.

Be Right Burger opens at Dulles

The restaurant is operated by a joint venture between Concessions International and MBC Concessions.

Rubio's will update 60 units with coastal theme

Rubio's emphasizing coastal theme in restaurant redesign, rebranding.

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