Design

Inspirational restaurant designs and ideas

tatte bowl square

The upscale bakery-cafe features the Israeli specialties of founder Tzurit Or, who is currently responsible for everything from the menu to the design of the restaurants. Here's what the concept is like and what the future holds.

When Ford Fry was ready to expand beyond his 10 Atlanta restaurants, he went home to Houston. In a building with a storied past, most recently as a launderette, he tasked design director Elizabeth...

holler dash biscuit house

See what the family-dining brand has been baking up with its new fast-casual concept.

For its second location of Beatrix, multiconcept operator Lettuce Entertain You opted for a restaurant-plus model, marrying a market with a casual full-service eatery. Located on the ground level of...

When Donatos set out to understand consumers’ perception of its brand, the chain asked people to “give us the brutal truth,” says CEO Tom Krouse. It learned that it already had all the right elements...

earls kitchen bar exterior

A polished-casual brand called Earls is striving to carve a niche in the U.S. market by offering a broad menu, an upscale experience and unique designs. It's also sporting a halo for how it treats employees.

“Many of the best fried chicken places lack any ambiance,” says restaurateur Mike Rosen. So he created Crack Shack, a gritty-meets-playful hotspot in San Diego that literally started as a shack...

No one ever has praised the back of a grill for its beauty; instead it’s shoved against a wall after a quick sweep and forgotten. However, as transparency on the menu increasingly becomes a key...

kfc exterior

The chain plans to convert 70 percent of its restaurants to a new millennial-friendly design by 2017. Here’s the new look those 3,100 units will get.

fuddruckers burger beer

The granddaddy of fast casual was given an update by a franchisee. Here’s how the concept was modernized to handle more capacity and align with the trends.

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