“Our evolution was in response to a shift in the industry at large and opportunities we saw,” he says. “It’s about keeping an open mind. Keeping to your standards. Keeping to your brand pillars. And that’s what we’ve done.”
This year, Tilted Kilt defined two new restaurant prototypes. They were completed early September and are both fresh to the brand. One is a traditional 6,500-square-foot setup while the other is smaller at 4,800 square feet. Reves says the scaled-down model will allow Tilted Kilt to approach different markets nimbly, and be open to areas with smaller populations. The new units also were designed to improve kitchen flow. For example, placing work stations near where produce items might be stored, or beer taps near the actual kegs, and so on.
Regardless of the footprint, every new Tilted Kilt will be built around the brand’s strength: entertainment. In the designs, there are three distinctive areas within the architecture to capture the restaurant side, the bar side, and the entertainment side of Tilted Kilt.
Whether it’s sports viewing, live music, or karaoke, guests will have the ability to experience each section individually or together, in whatever combination they desire.