Top 6 Restaurant Design Trends

Top 6 Restaurant Design Trends

So much goes into making a restaurant a success, and it's not an easy business to break into. In addition to serving amazing food, you'll also need to make a statement in your restaurant design to get diners in the door. Today's savvy foodies aren't just looking for a meal: They want a full dining experience, and that includes creating an unforgettable atmosphere.

What's hot right now in restaurant design? 


What Energy Efficient Ventless Dishwashers Mean to You

What Energy Efficient Ventless Dishwashers Mean to You

Energy efficiency is the name of the game in modern commercial equipment, and the newest dishwashers are manufacturing some formidable players! You may as well invest in a dishwasher that has more to offer than just sparkling dishes - and an energy efficient ventless dishwasher is the way to go!



Foamed Art Inflation

Foamed Art Inflation

Coffee and espresso drinks can enhance a beverage menu, and with fall right around the corner, many are brushing off the dust from their commercial espresso machine to cater to the increase in demand. One aspect that many overlook, though, is proving to be a huge profit booster: Foam Art.



Serving Stations

Serving Stations

Restaurants who offer a buffet line or hotels with a continental breakfast need to invest in specialized equipment to handle self-service tasks.


 Walk-In vs Reach-In: A Designer's Perspective

Walk-In vs Reach-In: A Designer's Perspective

“Well, If I have a walk-in cooler, do I really need to have a reach-in and work top refrigerators?”


This question comes up often when I discuss the layout and design of a client’s kitchen.  The answer is that it depends.


Open Kitchen Designs May Impact Food Quality

Open Kitchen Designs May Impact Food Quality

Your commercial kitchen is the hub for menu inspirations and chef creations, and many opt to do this ‘behind closed doors’ - or, at least, partially hidden from customer view. Over the past few years, there’s been a trend towards open kitchen designs that leave everything on the table for customers to see at any time, and some studies are showing that this may be leading to an improvement in meal quality.

Should I Consider an Induction Range if I Have Natural Gas?

Should I Consider an Induction Range if I Have Natural Gas?

While the initial cost of an electrical unit may have been enticing, the fact of the matter is that over time, gas trumps financially. With the introduction of the induction burner, the tables may have turned!


Loan Deals in 2015

Loan Deals in 2015

Funding your new restaurant business can be costly, to say the least. With 2015 just around the corner, it seems that acquiring a loan may be easier as the turn of the year marches forward.

MyHACCP

MyHACCP

For small business owners, the HACCP standards can seem daunting. In response, the FSA created a HACCP tool that’s free to use to help guide small business owners towards their goal of HACCP certification. Here’s the run-down on the FSA’s new web tool for HACCP.

Steamer or Combi Unit ….Which should I buy?

Steamer or Combi Unit ….Which should I buy?

Steamer or Combi Unit ….which should I buy?


The best choice would depend on the menu and use.



Greywater Treatment

Greywater Treatment

Greywater often also includes wastewater from clothes washing machines and sometimes include discharge from dishwashers and kitchen sinks. As a restaurant owner, what does this mean to you?


HACCP for Small Restaurant Businesses

HACCP for Small Restaurant Businesses

I’ve recently been unveiling some of the intricacies of the HACCP system, and many small restaurant business owners are left feeling a little overwhelmed. At the end of the day, food safety does not release its grip because a restaurant is smaller, and your business should not lessen the importance of the HACCP system simply because it is dwarfed by larger chain restaurants. 

What Can I Do About My Drafty Dining Room?

What Can I Do About My Drafty Dining Room?

If you’re finding that your dining room is drafty or stuffy, then it might be time to take a look at your exhaust system. 

Do You Want Your Tap Beer Really Cold?

Do You Want Your Tap Beer Really Cold?

Tap dispensed beer has caught on as the most popular method of selling beer - and for good reason! Simply stated, it is a great idea to have a beer system installed especially in establishments with volume scenarios.  

Choosing Tabletops

Choosing Tabletops

Restaurant aesthetics should be both attractive and pragmatic. In fact, a well-designed restaurant will take both of these aspects into consideration. While many look at ‘the bigger picture’, every small detail contributes to the overall aesthetics of the restaurant. Tabletops are just one of the smaller details that need to be considered, as they’ll see a lot of ‘wear and tear’, and your customers will be looking right at them for the duration of their meal.


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