Facility Design Project of the Month

Foodservice Equipment and Supplies’ editors examine the workflow, efficiencies, concept expression, design, décor, and equipment and supplies packages that comprise some of the foodservice industry’s latest and greatest projects in this award-winning monthly feature.

Facility Design Project of the Month, Sep. 2009: HUB 51, Chicago, Ill.

A relatively small kitchen footprint allows HUB 51 owners to contain costs and maximize efficiency while delivering high quality food and service to meet the discerning tastes of sophisticated urban customers.

Original Bookbinders, Philadelphia

A $4.5 million renovation revitalized this Philadelphia landmark restaurant, giving it a new open kitchen with enormous firepower, an oyster bar, a huge lobster tank and a restored, clubby President’s Room with an Amazon mahogany bar.

Old Original Bookbinders, Philadelphia reopens it's doors

A $4.5 million renovation revitalized this Philadelphia landmark restaurant, giving it a new open kitchen with enormous firepower, an oyster bar, a huge lobster tank and a restored, clubby President’s Room with an Amazon mahogany bar.

Facility Design Project of the Month: Northwest Community Hospital Arlington Heights, Ill.

Charbroilers, a deck oven, steamers, fryers and other production and serving equipment now occupy a space once furnished with operating tables and stretchers. This hospital's former surgical suite has been transformed into a foodservice that includes Oasis, a marketplace-style servery, and a full kitchen with patient tray assembly and storage areas.