Restaurant Development & Design

January-February 2017

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

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2 • 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 • J A N U A R Y / F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 7 Departments 08 Buzz Check out Wisconsin's Ridge Hotel renovation, a meat-centric hideaway near Chicago, Shoney's new prototype, Detroit's new modern sushi restaurant. 14 Trend The Boom in Restaurant-Distilleries Craft distilling is hugely popular and enjoying unprecedented growth. Pair this with the popularity of gastropubs, and you've got a unique experience where customers enjoy on-trend pub fare while taking pleasure in the drama of seeing spirits made before their eyes, then sampling it straight or enjoying a craft cocktail. 26 Design Market Brooklyn 50 Project Profile Cowboy Chicken The Dallas-based chain launched its franchise program in 2009 with the knowledge that they had the right product but soon discovered they needed the right prototype and design concept to take it to the next level. A recent design overhaul pushed the chicken chain from kitsch to cool. 56 Project Profile La Sirena Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group recently debuted its first hotel restaurant in New York City. The 15,000-square-foot space presented a set of challenges and provided a few exceptional amenities. CONTENTS 60 How to Look Local (Even When You're Not) 64 Reader's Choices Paul Valverde and Miguel Vicéns, creative directors, Coevál Studio, Dallas 66 Form + Function Restaurant Acoustics 70 Solutions Center 74 Design Specs 75 Ad Index VOLUME 5, NO 1 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2017 Maureen Slocum Publisher (630) 715-1553; fax (800) 630-4169; Joseph M. Carbonara Editorial Director (800) 630-4168; EDITORIAL Editor in Chief Rebecca Kilbreath (800) 630-4168; Senior Contributing Editor Dana Tanyeri Contributing Editors Amanda Baltazar, Donna Boss, Amelia Levin, Carol Skerritt, Thomas Henry Strenk, Tara VanTimmeren and Toby Weber. ART & PRODUCTION Art Director and Production Manager Anne LoCascio (800) 630-4168; Art and Production Assistant Eric Uhl (800) 630-4168; OPERATIONS Director of Operations Tracy Mugan (800) 630-4168 ; MARKETING Marketing Manager Kevin Poch (224) 558-5926 ; SALES Senior Sales Director Carol McAdam (312) 961-5572; East Coast Sales Director BG Burg (312) 282-6952; South/West Sales Director Kris Duvall (312) 805-9304; Sales Representative Nicholas Slocum (630) 908-9607; RESEARCH Research Director Terri Solomon (800) 630-4168 ; CIRCULATION Audience Development Manager Richard Jarrett (800) 630-4168; For subscription inquiries and address changes, please contact: P.O. Box 12469 St Louis, MO 63132-0169 Phone (800)630-4168 Fax (800)630-4169 REPRINTS For custom reprints and electronic usage, contact Maureen Slocum at: (800) 630-4168; fax (800) 630-4169; OFFICE 190 N. York Street Elmhurst, IL 60126 Phone (800) 630-4168 fax (800) 630-4169 restaurant development + design (USPS 14780) is published bi-monthly by Zoomba Group. 190 N. York Street, Elmhurst, IL 60126. Periodicals postage paid at Elmhurst, IL and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Please send address changes to restaurant development + design, P.O. Box 156 Elmhurst, IL 60126. Subscriptions are free to qualified professionals within the United States. Non-qualified subscriptions are available at the subscription prices of $90 for a year. All other countries and Canada must be prepaid in U.S. funds with an additional $35. Single copy price is $15. Zoomba Group LLC does not assume and hereby disclaims any liability to any person for any loss or damage caused by errors or omissions in the material contained herein, regardless of whether such errors result from negligence, accident or any other cause whatsoever. 14

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