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Restaurant Branding Made Simple

The scent of delicious food, the smiling greeter, the tastefully branded hostess stand…  A reflection of your brand identity, these elements greet your guests the second they enter your restaurant or bar. They also give them an instant sense of your brand and can make customers feel welcome. Or, they may make visitors doubt their […]

Get the Look: French Country

Enter a French country space and you’ll feel like you’ve strolled into the heart of Provence. Inspired by the French countryside—especially the Provence region—French country decor is a balance of elegant and rustic. “The core essence is a refined elegance that is humbled by bringing in aspects of nature such as weathered and white-washed wood, […]

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2023 Dining Resolutions: For You & Your Customers!

‘Tis the season for New Year’s resolutions. The fun kind! Here are a few ways your customers may resolve to add a dash of culinary adventure to their lives in 2023—and how you can use the opportunity to bring in business! 1: Customer Resolution: Tasty Traditions Start a Sunday dine-out tradition with family. Plan a […]

Get the Look: Art Deco

Wish you could add some Great Gatsby glam to your restaurant, bar, or event space? Inspired by the exuberance, glamour, and eclectic style of the Roaring ‘20s, Art Deco is the epitome of luxury! Glossy woods, slick metal finishes, lush leathers, jewel tones, exotic embellishments, and geometric patterns are only a few of the features […]

6 Top Restaurant Design Firms

In our last post, we discussed how great design can make a big difference in customers’ dining experiences. One way to ensure great design is to hire a great design company. Not sure where to start? No worries. We’ve rounded up a list of Top San Diego firms. It includes companies that will help you […]

3 Design Fails and Our Easy Fixes

Want to know the secret ingredient that can burn your bottom line—before customers take a sip, or bite? It’s design! Poor design can be a recipe for disaster. Design Basics Some key restaurant and bar design elements include lighting, music, layout, bathroom fixtures, and flooring. These visual statements and subtle touches give a space ambiance […]

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Modern Restaurant Uniform Ideas

Before we talk trends, let’s cover some restaurant uniform basics. A great restaurant uniform is the perfect blend of fashion and function. You’ll want something stylish that keeps your staff comfortable enough to work through a long shift. Pastoral restaurant owner Todd Winer originally outfitted employees in long white aprons. He then realized the heavy, […]

Why Your Restaurant Needs More Sinks

Why Your Restaurant Needs More Sinks

We all know handwashing is essential to good hygiene. It’s even more important when you’re serving food and beverages to customers. However according to the CDC, food workers wash their hands when they should only 1 out of 3 times. This can be a major health and business concern, especially when washing your hands often […]

Optimizing Drive-Thrus With Cash Register Counters

Drive-thru is back and better than ever! And it’s not just being used by fast-food companies. Fast-casual chains like Panera and Chipotle have also added drive-thru to select locations.  Why Customers Prefer Drive-Thru COVID-19 may have scared Americans away from restaurants, but drive-thru is bringing them back. Many customers simply feel safer in their cars. […]

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Hostess Stand Ideas to Suit Your Style

Your furniture should complement your restaurant’s décor. Sounds simple enough, yet sometimes it’s tricky to get right. Luckily, we have some pro tips that will help you get creative with hostess stand ideas and refine your furniture search for your restaurant design or redesign. Stick to Your Goals You can avoid mismatched pieces by sticking […]

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