Restaurant Design

Margaritaville, The Flamingo Play Games in Vegas

Margaritaville and The Flamingo Las Vegas are bringing to the city a gaming experience unlike anything else with the opening this fall of the "Margaritaville Casino at the Flamingo", a new and exci ...

Applebee's Sells 66 New England Stores

DineEquity, parent company of Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP Restaurants, announced that it has entered into an asset purchase agreement with Apple American Group LLC for the sale ...

Exploring the Properties of Space

One of our long-time restaurant clients, John Sheehan of Doolittles Woodfire Grill and Porter Creek Hardwood Grill, suggested that I address the topic of space. John asked several questions. ...

Subtlety: When Less Is More

I have had the pleasure of participating in the Ask the Experts booth at the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Sho

Step One for Lease Two

Q: I was able to successfully negotiate a lease for my first location. What should I expect with my second lease?

How to Out Smart the Credit Market

When banks wanted a third-party guarantee who didn’t have to sell their house to repay franchisee loans, Ken Switzer, CFO of Marco’s Pizza, stepped in with an unusual idea.

The Art of Site Selection

Being in the right place at the right time is the key to success in any business. And as the nation finally begins to climb out of one of the worst recessions in U.S.