Restaurant Development & Design

May-June 2015

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M A Y / J U N E 2 0 1 5 • 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 30 RestaurantPoint 2015 Restaurant development, design and construction professionals from the top 200 chains, along with key suppliers and vendors, convened in Scottsdale, Ariz., in March for RestaurantPoint 2015. Key themes this year included innovation and the impact of Gen Y and Millennials on the industry. 34 Coming to America Similar to how U.S. brands expand abroad, foreign concepts looking to expand into the United States face some daunting challenges. Top among them is understanding market trends and consumer behaviors that can be quite different than on the home front. Here's a look at how some are navigating the path to growth here. By Valerie Killifer, Contributing Editor 40 Designers Dish! What's in, what's out, what's coming up next? And how can restaurant compa- nies factor in answers to all three over- arching questions to create relevant, fresh expressions of their brands? rd+d tapped a panel of top designers and architects for insights. By Dana Tanyeri, Editor in Chief VOLUME 3, NO 3 May/June 2015 Features On the Front Cover La Brea Bakery, courtesy of SF Jones Architects 40 34

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