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Raising the Bar in Customer Experience: The Value in a Design

What are the elements that create the best bar / tavern? There probably is no one right answer to this question as a variety of different examples may pass through your mind. While there is an archetypal successful bar template we can fall back on, it won’t necessarily be the one that is best suited for your venue and location. The right bar design can add value to your business and greatly impact customer satisfaction. Knowing how to best use your available space to appeal to your potential customers is what will help you optimize your business.

Fast Casual Restaurant vs Quick Service Restaurant

While some restaurateurs and chefs stay in tune to the latest trends and concepts in the restaurant business, others create and develop them. The two stalwarts of the American food service industry were always the fast food and fine dining. But now, the rapidly growing fast casual restaurant sector has squeezed itself in. Companies, including many restaurant brands like Chipotle, Panera and Shake Shack are increasingly combining healthy ingredients with fast food services to launch this trend. Though still dwarfed by fast-food competition in sheer numbers, fast-casual chains are growing much faster.

A Look into Different Types of Venus and Commercial Furniture

While not all restaurant and hotel businesses survive, the food/hospitality industry will continue to flourish because people are sociable by nature. We like to go out, meet new people, get away for the weekend, spend time with friends, and enjoy a fun relaxing evening with those who are close to us. Restaurant furniture is one of the most important factors that influence dining experience. Not all venues are the same and nor is the commercial grade furniture.

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Better Than Sex Dessert Restaurant - West Hollywood, CA

Better Than Sex, is a specialty dessert restaurant that caters to adults and couples. The restaurant chain, which originated in Florida has restaurants nationwide and recently opened a new franchise in West Hollywood, California. Key West‘s pastry power couple, Dani and Len Johnson of Better Than Sex dessert restaurant, have been honoring and elevating that survivalist sweet tooth for nearly 13 years. What began as a pocket-sized drinks-and-dessert experience on Key West’s Petronia Street has expanded to a larger, but equally intimate, local space, plus locations in Savannah, Orlando and Dallas. The eatery specializes in rich, exotic desserts with sensual names and is often ornately decorated. Married co-owners and Key West‘s pastry power couple Dani Johnson and Len Johnson are known statewide for their tarted-up desserts. They're holding down the fort at their first location, opened in 2008 in Key West. Better than Sex also serves wine and cocktails.

Galvins - Georgetown, Ky

Established in 2008, Galvin’s on Main is a family owned restaurant in the historic district of Georgetown, Kentucky. The town’s roots go back to the 18th century when it was founded by Rev. Elijah Craig and was called Lebanon but was renamed in honor of President George Washington in 1790. From the outside Galvin’s on Main looks like a traditional British tavern in a part of town with buildings that feature classic European architecture. Their menu offers 100+ items which includes gourmet burgers, specialty sandwiches, pizza and more. They also have 40 beers on tap with many of Kentucky’s local favorite brews. They have a full bar with other choices that include seasonal cocktails and a wide selection of wines.

The Bungalow Alehouse - Ashburn VA

The Bungalow Alehouse is a local family owned smart casual bar and restaurant featuring over 80 brands of beer. The restaurant and pub has a fun, relaxed atmosphere with a friendly staff and offers many ways for customers to have fun with 4 Diamond pool tables and widescreen TV’s for patrons to enjoy watching sports. There is a full service outdoor patio bar as well. This is a family friendly place where parents can bring their children and many singles also frequent the bar or come to play pool and meet.

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Restaurant Floor Plan Considerations for COVID-19

Covid-19 has not left any part of life untouched and it’s hard for many to see a silver lining. The restaurant industry in particular is about to face a new reality. Recovery will be a challenge for both small and large restaurants. That challenge is rebounding and it won’t happen overnight. With Covid-19 guidelines set in place, you will have to adjust your restaurant layout and design to meet them.

Industrial Restaurant Design Guide

While certain restaurant business aspects are evergreen, the industry trends are always changing and are on the horizon. The most successful restaurants are seeking out ways to stay ahead of competition so it should come as no surprise that there has been an uptick in request from restaurant businesses for designers and restaurant architects to incorporate the industrial style into their decor. Keeping up with emerging restaurant trends gives restaurateurs the opportunity to offer their regular customers a new experience and attract visitors looking for a change of scenery.

Patio Umbrella Technical Guide

Buying a patio umbrella for your outdoor seating is a wise investment. They will become a vital part of your outdoor decor and are essential accessories to complete your patio look. When buying a commercial umbrella you need to take into account a number of factors which will affect your decision. This includes the size of your patio space, how your seating is arranged, how often you plan on using the umbrellas (do you need them year-round or just for seasonal use), your budget and price considerations.

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