Design Trends

WhataburgerDigitalKitchen
September 6, 2023

Whataburger Opens First Digital-Only Kitchen

Designed for guests on the go, the store features this technology to create a quicker, more convenient experience.

SmoothieFactoryWEB
August 25, 2023

Smoothie Factory Expands Equipment Lineup

Originally a juice bar concept, the brand will lean on this equipment to offer guests grilled “folds,” toast options and salads.

Mc Donald's to Close Stores
July 31, 2023

McDonald’s To Test Small Format Concept

Even though it’s focused on opening traditional units, the chain aims to test and learn new ways to meet customer needs.

Freddys Belleville
April 11, 2023

Freddy’s Pivots to Meet Consumer Preferences

Design tweaks, plus hot- and cold-side equipment additions, meld to make operations run smoothly at the prototypical location in Belleville, Ill.

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December 1, 2022

Focus On: Limited Service Restaurants

From growth at the drive-thru to leveraging technology, here’s what’s buzzing in the LSR segment.

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December 1, 2022

2023 The NAFEM Show Guide: Equipment Trends Consultants are Buzzing About

Consultants point to today’s equipment trends, and what operators can expect to see at The NAFEM Show.

Mina 49ers Loading Rotisserie
September 1, 2022

Focus On: Full-Service Restaurants

There’s a new energy around the full-service dining sector, and it’s driven by a willingness to adapt to swift sea changes.  “Typically we were seeing about 5%-10% of our sales as carryout pre-pandemic,” says Bob Bafundo, COO of Wings and Rings. “Since COVID, we’ve seen weeks and months where we’ve more than doubled, sometimes even…

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August 1, 2022

Focus On: Senior Living

Everything from the preferences of baby boomers to staffing shortages are driving innovation in this segment.

Panera To Go Rendering
June 10, 2022

Chicago Is Now Home to the First Panera To Go Concept

Panera Bread is shaking it up—again.

Simple Servings Anatomy Of An Allergen Sensitive Station
June 6, 2022

Anatomy of an Allergen-Sensitive Station

Simple Servings, an allergen-sensitive station, takes measured steps to reduce diners’ allergen risks.

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