Designing dementia-friendly restaurants

People with dementia often experience a range of issues that make living difficult, as do the loved ones who care for them. One area that can cause people with dementia significant difficulty is dining out in restaurants. The busy surroundings, many people in one place, and complex food options can all lead to confusion and […]

Embrace a nature-inspired design for your restaurant

By Charli Tanner Design trends change all the time, with new concepts emerging, but one of the hottest design trends for restaurants in 2024 is a nature-inspired feel or biophilic design. The word “biophilia” comes from the Greek word “philia,” which means “love of,” so this trend embraces “a love of life and living things.” […]

Looking ahead to 2024’s restaurant design trends

Restaurant design is ever evolving, as operators try and improve functionality and aesthetics while standing out from the crowd with a brand that’s authentically their own. Of course, trends come and go, and restaurateurs need to focus on what works best for their business, but adding unique touches and current elements can help restaurants stay […]

Concepts to Watch: Stacked, Bergham, Tap & Barrel

By Katie Belflower Restaurant branding is vital to stand out and attract attention for your business. Every month, in Technomic’s Concepts to Watch, we highlight three restaurants that are demonstrating this across the country. In this edition, we are highlighting Stacked, Bergham, and Tap & Barrel.   Stacked Pancake House Chocolate Banana Pancakes Image Source: […]

A deep dive into restaurant restroom accessibility

By Evan Drake A restaurant’s commitment to accessibility shouldn’t end at the dining table but should extend to every nook and corner, and the restrooms are no exception. RELATED: Creating an inclusive dining experience is a must for restaurants Guidelines: more than just a tick box There are many guidelines available to restaurants, from the […]

Creating an inclusive dining experience is a must for restaurants

By Evan Drake Dining out is a universally enjoyed pleasure, however, for a significant number of patrons, physical barriers can diminish an otherwise delightful experience. Ensuring restaurant accessibility isn’t merely a legal obligation, it’s an imperative step in creating an inclusive space where everyone feels welcomed and valued at your business. Understanding wheelchair requirements Often, […]

Create a restaurant atmosphere your guests will enjoy

Your restaurant should be a place that guests want to visit again and again, and part of the appeal of your business is the atmosphere. Creating a pleasant experience for your guests means that they enjoy the ambiance of your restaurant, from the décor to the mood. Here are a few of the elements you […]

Concepts to Watch: Wings Up!, Kuto Comptoir a Tartares, Tahini’s

By Katie Belflower In the crowded foodservice world, standing out from the competition is vital. A key element in attracting and retaining customers is nailing down your restaurant concept and creating a menu that reflects your brand. In each edition of Technomic’s Concepts to Watch, we highlight three restaurants that are showing innovation and inspiration […]