Cooking Up Value

— By Bruno Hanelt —   Unlocking hidden value and difference-making savings in restaurant (re)construction projects.   Restaurant owners and operators looking to expand to new spaces are facing some structural market headwinds right now that makes completing reconstruction and

H&H Bagels Introduces New Service Model and Brand Design

New York City — H&H Bagels, a legendary New York City brand since 1972, is reopening its Upper West Side location after a 9-week remodeling and renovation project. The 50-year-old bagel company was started with a single location on the

In For A Sweet Treat

— Interview with Justin Reese —   Ghirardelli Chocolate Company enters its 170th year with major renovation plans for its iconic Ghirardelli Square flagship locations in San Francisco.     As experiential retail returns across the country, an elevated experience

Target Tests First Net Zero Energy Store

Minneapolis — Target Corporation has announced its most sustainable store to date in Vista, Calif. The site will generate more renewable energy than it needs annually to operate and will test multiple innovations to reduce the building’s emissions. The store’s

Speaking to the Next Generation

— By Katie Lee —   KFC eyes 2022 with a new, urban-oriented evolution of its prototype design, focused on customer convenience and digital efficiency.     When Retail & Restaurant Facility Business last featured KFC on its cover, the

Vintage Design

— By Todd S. Kentzel, R.A. — New speakeasy beats pandemic-era odds to become a summer of ‘21 restaurant success story.   Architetra p.c. , an architectural firm based in Paoli, Pennsylvania, has announced  a collaboration, more than 2 years

Trademark Completes Initial Renovation of Zona Rosa Mixed-Use Center in Kansas City

Kansas City, Mo. — Trademark Property Company, mixed-use investor, developer and operator, completed the initial renovations of Zona Rosa, a 1.1 million-square-foot mixed-use town center located in Kansas City’s Northland. “By carefully considering each amenity addition and renovation, we’ve reinvigorated the overall

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

Modern Visionary

— Interview by Katie Lee — Burger King unveils a new visual design for a bold, modern future.   When Burger King, one of the founding titans of the fast food hamburger industry since 1954, creates a completely new visual

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

FoodMaxx Reopens Newly Renovated Store in Oakland, Calif.

Modesto, Calif. — FoodMaxx officially welcomed shoppers to its newly renovated Oakland, Calif., store on Feb. 3. “With shoppers facing ever-tighter budgets during the pandemic, our Number 1 goal at FoodMaxx is to provide this community with the very best

Honoring History

— By Jeff Rabbitt and Ruba Younan — A case study in restaurant design authenticity.   The past couple of years have been marked by a shift in restaurant design towards authentic environments that reflect their surrounding context, people and

Food Lion Completes $212.5 Million Remodel of 112 Mid-Atlantic Stores

Salisbury, N.C. — Food Lion has completed the $212.5 million remodel of 112 grocery stores in Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland. The Salisbury, N.C.-based grocer hired 2,300 employees at the stores. According to a study conducted by Towson

Michaels Unveils 2 New Test-and-Learn Concept Stores in Texas

Irving, Texas — The Michaels Companies, Inc., North America’s largest arts and crafts retail chain, recently transformed two existing hometown retail locations as part of a larger strategy to reimagine the optimal maker shopping experience. Customers in the North Texas

Remodel Budgeting

— By Blake Callahan — Essential steps to plan for success.   There are many phases of a remodel project depending on the size of the project: planning, budgeting, demolition, construction/build-back and cleanup. There’s also a great deal of questions

Twin Peaks Reopens in Austin, Texas, After Remodel

Austin, Texas — The first Twin Peaks restaurant in the Austin area, which originally opened in 2007, got a lift and reopened its doors with a fresh new look on March 7, 2020. Since that time, due to COVID-19 concerns,

Custom Scents

— By Alex Tostado —   Yankee Candle debuts its new store concept, “World Home Fragrance,” to create a personalized fragrance experience.   In summer 2019, The Yankee Candle Co. Inc. and FRCH Nelson sat down to discuss how to

CBL Properties Completes 12 Redevelopment Projects in 2019

Chattanooga, Tenn. — CBL Properties has made significant year-end progress on its strategy to transform its properties through redevelopment and the addition of new uses. In 2019, CBL completed a dozen projects totaling approximately 650,000 square feet, with an additional

A&W Opens New National Learning Center and Prototype Restaurant

Lexington, Ky. — As A&W celebrates its centennial, the company is preparing for its next century with the recent opening of a new national learning center and prototype restaurant in Richmond, Ky. A&W, which was acquired by its franchisees from

Golden Corral Plans to Remodel 60 Franchise Restaurants in 2020

Raleigh, N.C. — Golden Corral, the nation’s largest grill-buffet chain, has launched an incentive for franchisees to remodel their current restaurants to the Golden Corral brand’s new Gateway design package. The comprehensive incentive program will support franchise owners with a

50-Year-Old Rosedale Center Plans Major Redevelopment

Roseville, Minn. — Fifty years after it first opened, Rosedale Center plans to significantly expand the center by redeveloping a part of the property to create new housing, a hotel, a grocery store and other new retail space. JLL, Rosedale’s

Refresh Results

— By Jim Arabia — Grocery stores in particular generate big boosts in sales from refreshing and remodeling.   The fear of online shopping overtaking in-store purchases certainly hasn’t hit the grocery market yet, with a Gallup poll showing 84%

Twin Peaks Reveals Newly Remodeled Restaurant

Round Rock, Texas — The Twin Peaks restaurant in Round Rock, Texas, which first opened in 2008, recently reopened after a significant remodel. Twin Peaks updated its interior to provide the best experience possible for its guests. Restaurant renovations include