Qualities of Restaurants that Stay Open for Decades

Posted by Robert Davis on May 18, 2018 7:00:00 AM

No restaurateur opens up a restaurant hoping that it will only last for a year or two. There are over one million restaurants in the U.S. alone,...

Four Things to Know Before Signing a Restaurant Lease

Posted by Ally Colvin on May 7, 2018 7:00:00 AM

One of the most important contracts you will sign during your restaurant’s lifetime is your lease.  Although the widespread joke is that, even...

How Design Impacts Taste and Increases Appetite

Posted by Marisa Upson on May 1, 2018 5:00:00 AM

We all know how color and lighting can affect one’s mood. Walk into a restaurant filled with soft blues, violets and gentle shades of green with...

Tenant Improvement Allowance-One of the most misunderstood real estate terms

Posted by Mark Chase on Mar 19, 2018 7:00:00 AM

What is a Tenant Improvement Allowance?

A Tenant Improvement Allowance is a contribution of money towards the build-out cost of your restaurant.

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Using your Target Market to Determine your Restaurant's Location

Posted by Marisa Upson on Mar 16, 2018 7:30:00 AM

One of the biggest mistakes a new restaurant makes is trying to appeal to everyone. With this in mind, their location is often determined by...

How to Avoid Risky Relocation Clauses in Restaurant Leases

Posted by Mark Chase on Feb 6, 2018 7:00:00 AM

Finding the perfect spot for your restaurant was not easy. But after months and months of searching you nailed down a great location with...

Where We Eat: The Complicated Relationship Between Stadiums and Restaurants

Posted by Audrey Piehl on Feb 2, 2018 12:59:55 PM

Most restaurant-industry writing focuses on what’s behind the bar or on the plates, but a restaurant is often truly defined by its location. In...

The Rebirth of Food Halls

Posted by Carly Zinderman on Jan 11, 2018 12:53:53 PM

Food halls have roots in Europe and date back centuries. They had previously landed stateside but fell out of favor and disappeared; until...