At New Trier High School, Winnetka, Ill., achieving the university dining look, feel and food quality in a high-volume high school setting required some layout and design finesse. Mission accomplished.
Exquisite attention to detail helped Chicago Magic Lounge’s bars and kitchen get off to a racing start, despite some unexpected challenges. Plus, what’s a magic theater without secret doors, trompe l’oeil floors and disappearing ice?
Briggo Coffee Haus, Austin, Texas, combines responsibly sourced, locally roasted coffee coffee shop powered by cloud technology so customers can beans with an unattended robotic app-order their own perfect cups, 24/7.
A chef at Fi’lia, renowned Chef Michael Schwartz’s upscale Italian eatery in Miami, slices a pizza fresh out of the restaurant’s wood-burning pizza oven. The restaurant also touts a wood-fired grill, and both are on display. Fi’lia is located inside the luxury hotel SLS Brickell.
When it came to updating the Bear’s Den, the main retail dining spot for the University of Maine in Orono, Maine, an extra-close partnership between all parties was needed to meet tight deadlines. The result: a stunning makeover delivering delicious flow, improved function, Maine-centric design and seamless security.
Some 18 noteworthy products made the final cut in FER's 2017 Smallwares & Tabletop Competition. We feature seven smallwares and 11 tabletop champions in the following pages. Watch the December 2017 issue of FER for full coverage on the 62 finalists.
After a brand redesign took Dallas-based rotisserie concept Cowboy Chicken from kitschy to cool, a kitchen makeover has upped the “wow!” factor while boosting consistency, efficiency and service times—with less equipment than before.
Already set with an extensive alcohol beverage program, the World of Beer team has added to the concept fully-equipped kitchens supporting some 40 menu items. The addition has led to a 30%-plus increase in overall sales depending on the store.
A recent prototype by Encino, Calif.-based quick-service sandwich concept The Stand offers a contemporary something-for-everyone menu in an open-kitchen setting. Adding high-efficiency equipment has helped speed service.
After years of specializing in carry-out and delivery, Toppers Pizza now finds online ordering is bringing more guests on site and they are looking for food-prep transparency. The chain's new Show Kitchen puts pizza-making front and center.