Restaurant Development & Design

FALL 2014

restaurant development + design is a user-driven resource for restaurant professionals charged with building new locations and remodeling existing units.

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F A L L 2 0 1 4 • 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 • 1 CONTENTS 26 Bring on the Kids! Sixty-seven percent of consumers say that atmosphere and comfort are incredibly relevant to how they choose a restaurant when taking the family out to eat. Here's how some kid-friendly operations use smart design strategies to draw them in and keep them coming back. By Valerie Killifer, Contributing Editor 32 The Fifth Wall Distinctive ceilings have long been the exception in restaurants, but that's starting to change. Operators and designers are turning their attention upward to create ceiling treatments with unique, decorative fourishes and important functionality. By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor 38 Well-Designed, Tech-Enabled Spaces Build Private Dining Business Demand for private dining has ramped up, and so has attention to the strategic design of private dining rooms. No longer out-of-the-way, closed-off rooms, they're being integrated into the big design picture. By Amelia Levin, Contributing Editor VOLUME 2, NO 4 FALL 2014 Features On the Front Cover Barbatella in Naples, Fla. 38 50

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