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Krystal launches new restaurant prototype

It’s the burger chain’s first new unit design in over a decade.

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Bojangles’ uses design to highlight its scratch-made philosophy

Bojangles’ newest prototype features what the chain calls a Biscuit Theater. Behind the cash register is a window looking into the kitchen, where biscuits are prepared.

Corrugated-metal, pre-fab unit being tested in L.A.

This year's class of nominees include newcomers and industry veterans. Winners will be announced May 1.

Restaurants court consumers with concepts designed for next-level hospitality and social engagement.

This latest openings roundup includes a new prototype from Panda Express, a counter-service steakhouse and the newest concept from Jean-Georges Vongerichten.

Other attributes rank higher than food quality when it comes to how much consumers will pay at restaurants, the research shows.

Beyond a carton of crayons and toys, operators have found new ways to provide contemporary family-friendly atmospheres through research, design and partnerships.

Chef Jose Garces—named one of RB’s Power 20 operators last year for his local empire—switched gears with an Italian concept in Philadelphia called 24 Wood Fired Fare.

Operators sound off on the tricks to featuring the right tunes.

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