Restaurant Development & Design

September-October 2017

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1 0 • r e s t a u r a n t d e v e l o p m e n t + d e s i g n • S E P T E M B E R / O C T O B E R 2 0 1 7 BUZZ who's doing what Several chains introduced new prototypes recently, with an over- arching trend toward bright, fresh color schemes and tech-friendly enhancements. Pie Five Pizza debuted a new logo and prototype in Plano, Texas. The Rave Restaurant Group's fast-casual concept introduced a crisp new color scheme that utilizes white as its base. The design features a new queue design, an upgraded sound system and the addition of TVs. Pie Five also added a custom 12-tap craft beer and wine bar with a butcher-block bar top, highlighted by a branded growler and wine bottle display. The back of the house was also reconfigured to accommodate larger pizzas and delivery. Charlotte, N.C.-based Salsarita's Fresh Cantina is now Salsar- ita's Fresh Mexican Grill. Its image refresh includes a new logo, an updated interior design, and a new prototype that offers the option of having a drive-thru. Subway's Fresh Forward image refresh, designed by FRCH, includes colors inspired by fresh vegetables, comfier seating with USB charging ports and complimentary Wi-Fi. Technology is front and center with self-ordering kiosks in select locations and new digital menu boards. Taziki's Mediterranean Café updated its interior design at its Alabaster, Ala., location around the Greek concept of "eudaimonia," meaning a deeper, enduring sense of happiness. The design captures a Mediterranean coastal aesthetic and features shades of bright white and deep ocean blue throughout. Sunflowers in Greek pots greet patrons as they enter the restaurant. Community tables establish a welcoming environment for conversation within the exposed stone and painted walls. Photos courtesy of their respective brands Brands Debut Modern, Tech-Forward Prototypes Pie Five Pizza Salsarita's Fresh Mexican Grill Taziki's Mediterranean Café Subway

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