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Inspirational restaurant designs and ideas

To keep up with the pace of busy customers, Starbucks rolled out a pared-down, no-frills prototype on Wall Street in late April. The 538-square-foot express-store pilot promises to be “one of the...

in the suburb of Morristown, N.J., a fine-dining restaurant might be busy three nights a week, says Jockey Hollow owner Chris Cannon. “The trend is toward casual dining; it’s taken hold everywhere,”...

California Pizza Kitchen turned 30 this year, and the brand that was “all about innovation” back in 1985 had begun to show its age, says CEO G.J. Hart. “We wanted to make it relevant again,...

Built in a corner spot of the 1920s warehouse turned Atlanta’s Krog Street Market, The Luminary conveys the vibe of a traditional brasserie while still tapping into its food-hall surroundings. “What...

Casual-dining chains are courting millennials with shareable menus, craft cocktails and hip decor. But Plano, Texas-based Romacorp, parent to Tony Roma’s, is taking the courtship a step further with...

As menus have evolved in step with culinary trends, so have the plates on which restaurant food is served. Shareables, smaller portions and bar food call for serving ware to match. Some fine-dining...

captain d's

Concept: Captain D's Location: Nashville, Tenn. Footprint: 2,800 square feet Seating: 84 seats Key features: New grills, a variety of seating including communal tables, Caribbean color scheme,...

edmunds oast

When Scott Shor opened Edmund’s Oast, the farmhouse-style gastropub inspired by hop-drying houses of the 1600s, in Charleston, S.C., last year, he’d planned to eventually add a covered outdoor area...

martha stewart in cafe

Martha Stewart may have started in the foodservice world with a catering company she launched in 1976 and ran out of the basement in her home, but it’s taken her until now to make the jump to...

bar stretch main

The Miami Design District that is home to Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink morphed from a rundown neighborhood into a bustling destination for art, luxury shopping and dining in the eight years...

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