September 2016

Parking Lot Requirements and Design

Of the many considerations that go into planning a restaurant, one of the most overlooked (because it may be the least glamorous) is the parking lot. After all, restaurants don’t earn their reputation based on the quality of their parking spaces. For the ...

Key Points to Make Your Restaurant ADA Compliant

Last year, millions of Americans celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This ground-breaking piece of legislation, which set out to “establish a clear and comprehensive prohibition of discrimination

Should You Close Your Business for Renovations?

Menus, tastes and styles all change. If you own a restaurant for any amount of time, at some point you’ll probably have to make some decisions about how to remodel various aspects of the restaurant. It's possible you might even need to close the restaurant

Achieve Your Kitchen Renovation Wish List on a Budget

Every now and then the kitchen needs to be remodeled. Equipment gets old, it breaks down or becomes outdated, new menu items complicate work flow and any number of changes can occur to force you to redesign the back of the house.

Remodel Demands are the Top Reason for Higher Restaurant Prices

If you’re in the restaurant business long enough, you come to understand the importance of providing a stylish setting and a comfortable atmosphere.Like Thomas Edison said of invention — that it’s 1% inspiration and 99%..

New Legislation Requires Air Curtains

The City of New York will soon join other legislative bodies who require air curtains. Reminiscent of California’s legislation, nearly two decades old, that requires an air curtain at the receiving door.

The Wonderful World of Rainbow Foods

Brooklyn is plenty hip, but if you really want to get down to it, the neighborhood of Williamsburg is now known as the epicenter of all things hip and cool. It’s here, amid all the stylish bars and trendy restaurants

What's Going On in the Bakery?

While it seems everyone has their eye out for the next great thing happening on top of the oven, what’s being baked up inside the oven doesn’t get quite as much attention.

New Additions to Your International Restaurant Menu

There was a time when people would get excited about trying a new international cuisine — Chinese, for example, or Japanese, Ethiopian or Italian. Plenty of people still get excited about going out for Thai, but the term is a bit generic.