Restaurant Development & Design

MAY-JUN 2018

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

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Editor's Letter 8 • 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 • M A Y / J U N E 2 0 1 8 A s a card-carrying member of Gen X, a generation predisposed to irony and self-doubt, it can be hard to share successes with- out first discounting our efforts. Luckily, the same doesn't apply to sharing the successes of others. rd+d was founded with the idea of sharing work with your peers. It's a publication we hope you want to read and participate in. Sharing your suc- cesses and challenges celebrates your team, benefits your peers and makes the industry a better place. Apparently, the American Society of Business Publishing Editors (ASBPE) agrees. At their recent awards ban- quet, our web-exclusive column One Problem | Three Solutions earned a bronze award in the Blog, Tips/Service category. What makes this recognition all the more exciting is the fact that an rd+d reader writes it. When restaurant designer Steve Starr told us he wanted to contribute content, we worked with his team to craft a blog that presents a key challenge developers and designers face. He then provides three workable solutions to that challenge. He's tackled the specific (acoustics, site selection) and the conceptual (ROI and design, telling a brand story) with equal expertise and enthusiasm (see for links to some of his columns). Our website is increasingly an extension of the print experience, and it provides us with the opportunity to offer more Q&As with designers and develop- ers, more photos, more short and timely project profiles — more of everything. In addition to our website, we're also developing reader-driven experi- ences. Tour the Design Trends, rd+d's first-of-its-kind event that brings together a select group of readers for a daylong immersive experience in res- taurant design, earned a top spot as a national finalist for Best Cross-Platform Package of the Year. Finally, it was also great to see my fellow editors and art directors garner awards and acclaim. This includes seeing Zoomba Group Art and Produc- tion Assistant Eric Uhl nab his first national design award for his work on this publication. It was humbling to see the ASBPE affirm rd+d's mission of providing a peer-driven resource for the restaurant design community with awards for the magazine's efforts in editorial, social media and design. If you'd like to add your tale, highlight your project, share a great case study, or have an emotional ketchup burst about the state of restaurant development and/or design, please let us know. Talk soon, REBECCA KILBREATH, Editor in Chief Tales for an Accelerated Culture

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