Barnes & Noble Kitchen Is A Page Turner
The bookselling giant’s year-old restaurant development program opened a new chapter last month in Plano, Texas, where a fourth Barnes & Noble Kitchen joined locations already established in Folsom, Calif., Edina, Minn., and Scarsdale, N.Y. The 10,000 sq.ft. store itself is one of Barnes & Noble’s new smaller-format prototypes; the full-service restaurant and patio seat 113, and a counter bar offers wine and craft beers on tap. Many of the chain’s 632 stores already have Starbucks cafés.