sweetgreen Rebrands to Reimagine the Future of Fast Food

Los Angeles — sweetgreen, the mission-driven restaurant brand serving healthy food at scale, introduces a new brand identity to reimagine fast food and speak to future generations about the importance of what they eat. The goal was to create a

Building Back Better

— By Chris Birkinshaw — Limited-service concepts, high-quality food options take pole position for QSR buildouts.   The COVID-19 global pandemic changed the landscape of many businesses. As we move forward with vaccines and a stronger understanding of how the

Curb Appeal

— By Jayson Hill — Five store redesigns and upgrades retailers will implement in 2021.   If 2020 was a year of survival and adaptation for retailers, 2021 will be the year they make sense of the seismic shifts they’ve

On The Border Debuts All-New Nostalgic Prototype

Atlanta — Nearly 40 years ago, On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina was born, and it has since grown into the world’s largest Mexican casual dining brand. Now, On The Border is taking it back to the 1980s with

New 7-Eleven “Evolution Store” Opens in Prosper, Texas

Irving, Texas — 7-Eleven, Inc. has opened its newest Evolution Store — which features tacos on handmade tortillas, frozen margaritas on tap, a stocked wine cellar and beer cooler, fresh-baked croissants and cookies, customized espresso drinks, artisan craft sodas, premium

Dunkin’ Celebrates 1,000th Next Generation Restaurant Opening

Canton, Mass. — In 2018, Dunkin’s first Next Generation restaurant opened in Quincy, Mass., featuring a new design with a modern atmosphere and innovative features. Now, just 3 years later, Dunkin’ is opening its 1,000th Next Gen restaurant in Woodstock,

Silver Diner to Open 19th Restaurant, First in Washington, D.C.

Rockville, Md. — Silver Diner plans to open its first Silver Diner restaurant in Washington, D.C., in 2022. The 8,000-square-foot, two-story space is located next to Nationals Park. This new two-story concept will feature an updated Silver Diner restaurant on

Driving Force

Just in time for its 50th anniversary, Schlotzsky’s rolls out two new prototypes with plans to build on lessons learned during COVID-19. — By Katie Lee —   At Schlotzsky’s, the drive-thru has always been a driving force of its

NewGround Promotes Director of Construction

Chesterfield, Mo. — NewGround, a St. Louis-based innovative architecture, design and project management firm, has promoted Eric Preuss to director of construction. In his new position, Preuss will be relocating to Hawaii to manage headquarters projects for HFS Federal Credit

Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Launches New Taqueria Concept

Irving, Texas — Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, a Texas-based Baja-style restaurant group, has launched a new concept, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop Taqueria. The Taqueria encompasses everything fans have come to love about the brand with the same recipes, but will offer a

Protective Priority

— By Matt Calo, P.E. and Huston Dawson, P.E. — Safety should be top priority as businesses turn to outdoor space due to ongoing indoor restrictions.   As spring arrives and states across the country continue to revise their restrictions

FRONTIER Building Completes New Burlington Store Near Miami

Miami — FRONTIER Building, an experience-focused national general construction, construction management and design-build contractor, has completed the construction of the new Burlington in Doral, Fla., near Miami International Mall. The project is part of a redevelopment of a Toys “R”

New Ramen Restaurant, Clever Ramen, to Open this Spring

Scottsdale, Ariz. — Born and Raised Hospitality, the restaurant group behind popular Phoenix restaurants Clever Koi, Across The Pond and Fellow Osteria, and architecture firm Aline Architecture Concepts have teamed up to design a new fast-casual ramen restaurant, Clever Ramen,