Introducing Glowing Metals, new metal designs and laminates from Chemetal

Easthampton, MA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Chemetal’s new Glowing Metals collection showcases the company’s commitment to beautiful and innovative metal designs and laminates. From warmer, richer metals to textured patterns and patinas, these new designs are Chemetal’s largest new product introduction ever. Glowing…
Masseria Restaurant Interior Serves-Up Award winning Recipe

New York, NY  (RestaurantNews.com)  Unique Store Fixtures receives award for Masseria restaurant, Toronto, from the Retail Design Institute (RDI) at its 46th Awards Gala in New York City.  The award for Casual Dining and Entertainment was presented to Unique Store…
Tony Roma’s Debuts New Global Prototype Restaurant in Orlando

A redefined guest experience and exciting new menu innovation highlight transformation Orlando, FL  (RestaurantNews.com)  Romacorp, Inc., the parent company of Tony Roma’s, announces the grand opening of its new global prototype Tony Roma’s restaurant on International Drive in Orlando, Fla.…
Why So Many Legacy Fast-Food Restaurants Are Getting Makeovers

When it comes to dining, no matter the cost of the meal, millennials place a premium on overall experience and that includes comfortable, well-appointed spaces, say marketing analysts. Having seen the steady rise of fast-casual competitors like Shake Shack and…
Healthy Acquisitions Names NBA Legend M.L. Carr to Board

Boston, MA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Healthy Acquisitions, Inc., which owns controlling interest of the award-winning fast-casual restaurant franchise UFood Grill, has named former Boston Celtics player and coach M.L. Carr as a board member. “We’re thrilled to have the involvement of a…
UFood Grill Debuts Remodel at Logan International Airport

Boston, MA  (RestaurantNews.com)  UFood Grill, the award-winning fast-casual restaurant franchise where “delicious meets nutritious,” has debuted a newly-remodeled location in Terminal B at Logan International Airport in Boston. Borrowing from the new prototype that was introduced last year for traditional…
UFood Grill Adds Fresh Faces to Corporate Team

Names New Corporate Executive Chef and Director of Operations & Training Boston, MA  (RestaurantNews.com)  UFood Grill, the award-winning fast-casual restaurant franchise where “delicious meets nutritious,” has named Philip Kafka as corporate executive chef and Kathryn (Kat) Kaufman as director of…
starrdesign developing new Tropical Smoothie Cafe packaging

Design enhancements to feature new brand look and feel. Charlotte, NC  (RestaurantNews.com)  Leading restaurant design firm starrdesign has announced that it has been selected to develop new packaging materials for Tropical Smoothie Cafe. The new packaging materials will reflect Tropical…
Newk’s Eatery Unveils Generation Two Design

New interiors represent evolution of the fast-growing brand Jackson, MS  (RestaurantNews.com)  Newk’s Eatery, the fast casual restaurant known for its culinary-driven menu and open kitchens, will unveil a new design prototype with the opening of its first Lafayette, Louisiana, restaurant…
UFood Grill To Open at Liberty University

Boston, MA  (RestaurantNews.com)  UFood Grill, the award-winning fast-casual restaurant franchise where “delicious meets nutritious,” has announced that it will open a location at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. The restaurant will be part of a new dining facility now under…
UFood Grill Awards First Franchise Agreement for Maryland

Boston, MA  (RestaurantNews.com)  UFood Grill, the award-winning fast-casual restaurant franchise where “delicious meets nutritious,” has awarded the first franchise agreement in Maryland. Local physician and business entrepreneur Dr. Stephen Goldberg and his wife Lana, an advanced practice nurse, will open…
Restaurant Rebranding with Efficient Function & Wow-Factor – A Case Study

New York and Philadelphia  (RestaurantNews.com)  Former restaurateur turned Restaurant Designer Raymond Haldeman who’s exploits in the hospitality industry have been well publicized in such notable publications as Gourmet Magazine, Bon Apetit, The NY Times and Town & Country, says the question of whether to Rebrand…
New UFood Grill CEO Ushers In Fresh Look and National Expansion

Boston, MA  (RestaurantNews.com)  This has been a busy year for Sal Rincione since being named the CEO of UFood Grill, the award-winning fast-casual restaurant franchise where “delicious meets nutritious.” In only six months, the restaurant veteran has been adding to…
The Psychology Of Restaurant Design

You think you’re in charge, having planned the time, the companions, the type of cuisine, and the ambience for a dinner out. You have chosen the restaurant. But what you don’t realize is, the restaurant has chosen you. Every detail…
UFood Grill Serves Up “Lean and Mean Deal” Franchise Incentive Program

Boston, MA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Many franchisors are “obese” with the franchise fees they charge. That’s the thinking behind UFood Grill, the award-winning fast-casual franchise where “delicious meets nutritious,” which today rolled out its new “Lean and Mean Deal” – a franchise…
UFood Grill Announces VetFran Membership

CEO, a U.S. Army veteran, wants to help fellow veterans own their own business after service to the country. Boston, MA  (RestaurantNews.com)  UFood Grill, the award-winning fast-casual franchise where “delicious meets nutritious,” today announced that the company has partnered with…
UFood Grill Debuts New Restaurant Prototype

Traditional in-line design will introduce UFood Grill to Main Street America Boston, MA  (RestaurantNews.com)  UFood Grill, the award-winning fast-casual restaurant franchise where “delicious meets nutritious,” has debuted a new prototype for a traditional in-line design that the company plans to…
KFC Pays Homage To The Legacy Of Colonel Sanders With New Brand Look, Voice

Kentucky Fried Chicken® Celebrates 75 Years of Finger Lickin’ Goodness Louisville, KY  (RestaurantNews.com)  It’s time to celebrate what makes Kentucky Fried Chicken® so damn special—finger lickin’ good® Original Recipe® chicken, of course! Seventy-five years ago a feisty 65-year-old chicken salesman…
New Restaurant Trends Include Transparency in Design

With foodies flocking to the restaurants willing to offer them a trendy experience, many smaller restaurants are going broke trying to keep up with the changes. However, there is a range of real and trendy updates an establishment can make…
Taco John’s Launches Rebranding Campaign

Cheyenne, WY  (RestaurantNews.com)  With an eye on the future and a nod to the past, Taco John’s® is updating its brand. The Mexican quick service restaurant chain has launched a new tagline, advertising campaign and website urging customers to “Unwrap…