An Influencer's Take Pt. 2 With Didier Young

As a city enthusiastically trying to break free of it’s reputation as the birthplace of Tim Horton’s (actually from Hamilton, Ontario), Toronto is a true melting pot of cuisine. Where the absence of “authentic Canadian cuisine” has led to a very creative, innovative culture where chef’s can experiment and grow.

Now Trending: Solid Wood Tables With A Twist

Reclaimed wood has been trending in restaurants large and small for nearly a decade. What was once an amazing branding story, has started to cross over into that overused realm of design. It seems to have lost that depth that once defined it.

What Makes a Restaurant Insta-Worthy? An Influencer's Take

You know those perfectly curated Instagram feeds? The ones with impeccably plated food and superbly attractive scenery? The ones where everyday life seems so impossibly elevated?

It's Not Easy Being Green: A Look At Pantone's Color Of The Year

With Pantone’s recent “Color of the Year” announcement, Greenery (15-0343 TCX),  we wanted to take a moment to celebrate a few restaurants that have built their visual identity on this year’s selection.

5 Awesome Restaurant Instagram Accounts You Need to Follow Immediately

Creating a cult following for your restaurant on Instagram is almost a necessity these days to survive and thrive. Making your space the next big sensation requires a lot more than luck. It really comes down to a three key concepts to follow: great branding, a consistent voice, and finally, a unique interior.

The Hunger Games: Restaurants vs. Grocery stores

Grocery stores fight for survival as the restaurant industry captures more of American’s spending than food retails for the first time in recorded history.

Restaurant Design Ideas: How to Do Rustic Without Dating Your Restaurant

One of the restaurant design ideas many owners are gravitating to is described as the "rustic-industrial" space. These designs carefully combine elements that create an updated and finished space while strategically incorporating modern elements like silver or shiny finishes and mechanical-type elements. Rustic elements include things like wood and old factory-feeling pieces.

Fast Food Interior Design Through the Years: McDonald’s

Fast food restaurants have been with us since 1919, when A&W opened its doors here in the US for the first time. Since then, these easy and somewhat sinful quick stops have grown to become a 570 billion dollar industry. But in order to remain such a staple of our lives, they’ve had to conform their interior designs to please the changing needs and demands of their evolving customers.

Restaurant Design Trend: The Modern Windsor Chair

What’s that quote? “Everything old is new again.”

Design-It-Yourself Custom Laminate From Formica

Creating a great brand experience in your client’s quick serve or fast casual restaurant comes down to the details, and for years we’ve been in awe of the beautifully creative wall murals and bold flooring choices that have dominated the scene.  Thanks to technology there are more ways than ever to create personalized products for your interior , one of our favorite products being custom designed laminate table tops.

Table Side Tech Trends

Consumer-facing technology in restaurants, including quick-serve and fast casual environments, used to mean a solo digital sign informing us how many billions of cheeseburgers have been sold or if fries were added to the value menu.