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Dec 13 2020

7 Dining Trends That Will Matter in 2021

Few would dispute that 2020 has been a hellacious year for the foodservice industry. While promises of a vaccine offer hope things will turn around, there’s still a long road to recovery. In addition to simply staying solvent in the ...
Jon Taffer

Nov 3 2020

Post-COVID “Boom Town” Predicted for Restaurants

Well-known U.S. restaurant operator says the industry will come back strong after vaccines are introduced, but with key changes.    by Chris LaMorte - Foodservice Equipment Reports  - Jon Taffer, perhaps best known as the host of U.S. cable TV’s ...

Aug 13 2019

Historic Minnesota Brewery Gets a Modern Reboot

When Schroeder’s revealed the building’s origins as a beer saloon dating back to 1857, restoring it as a brewery became his goal. When Tom Schroeder decided to buy and restore a historic limestone building at 445 Smith Ave., St. Paul, Minn., ...

Jul 30 2019

A More Efficient, Larger Display Kitchen at Prototype Chain Restaurant

Southwest Grill Chain Experiments With Layout to Optimize Flow In a time where many multiunit chains are shrinking kitchens, Moe’s has gone in the opposite direction. Its prototype and test restaurant, The Oasis, which opened November 2018 in Kennesaw, Ga., ...

Jul 22 2019

How The French Laundry’s New Kitchen Combines Aesthetics with Efficiency

In Yountville, Calif., Chef Thomas Keller’s award-winning, Michelin-starred The French Laundry restaurant has leapt into its next 20 years of operation with a re-invention/ renovation that spanned four years and cost some $10 million. The resulting project preserved the original, ...

Jul 9 2019

Upstate New York Hotel Restaurant Combines 21st Century Amenities with Roaring 20s vibe

Hotel Saranac has been awakened, not with a kiss but with an expert, respectful restoration. When the Roedel Cos. purchased Hotel Saranac, it was a ghostly presence at the heart of the mountain village of Saranac Lake, N.Y., looming over the ...
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