Restaurant Development & Design

July-August 2015

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

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J U L Y / A U G U S T 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 28 Tech Tools: Reshaping the Restaurant Experience Kiosks, tablets, Wi-Fi, mobile apps, digi- tal menu boards, even robotic food prep. Welcome to the brave new restaurant world, where technology helps redefne service models, create cost saving and satisfy growing customer expectations for convenience and connectivity. By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor 36 Multiple Levels, Multiple Challenges When designing and developing restaurants with multiple levels, there's much to consider — spatially, operationally, mechanically and more – beyond the needs of single-level restaurants. Designers and restaura- teurs share strategies for success when there's nowhere to go but up. By Margie Monin Dombrowski, Contributing Editor 46 With Comfort and Safety for All Since passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, restaurant designers have worked to ensure that dining estab- lishments meet the legal requirements for accessibility. But the challenge is in thinking beyond basic ADA mandates to create seamless design and make people with special needs feel taken care of, ideally without them even realiz- ing it's being done deliberately. By Amanda Baltazar, Contributing Editor VOLUME 3, NO 4 July/August 2015 Features On the Front Cover SushiSamba, London, Photo courtesy of 36 26

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