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February 18, 2016

From Greenhouses to Schools: Designing Within the Confines of Challenging Spaces

Creative space allocation and equipment specification can help foodservice designers and operators navigate the trickiest logistical challenges any space may present. Here MVP Services Group’s Eric Norman shares five tips he leveraged across two recent foodservice design projects.


Facility Design Perspective on Equipment & Technology

Lots of pieces of foodservice equipment offer lots of promise to help operators become more effective and efficient. The key to properly deploying foodservice equipment and technology, though, is striking a balance between an operation’s needs and the features available. Consultant Juan Martinez explains.


National Restaurant Association Acquires National Registry of Food Safety Professionals

The National Restaurant Association has acquired the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals (NRFSP), a U.S.-based certification body. NRFSP provides certificates for individuals seeking credentials in a variety of food safety disciplines.


Project Profile: Ninebark

Not every project requires — or allows for — significant demolition and deconstruction. Sometimes, taking what’s already there in a fresh, new direction is enough to quickly and completely transform a space and give it new life. Such was the task for New York-based hospitality design and concept firm AvroKO, which in October lifted the curtain on Ninebark, the first of multiple West Coast operations planned as part of a new collaboration with Chef Matthew Lightner.


Green Tip: A Lighting Case Study: Krystal

Krystal, the 84-year-old, Southern quick-service burger concept, partnered with Georgia Power to implement a new energy-saving program and test several other initiatives.


Facility Design Project of the Month: The District on West Green in Boyd Hall at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio

With an emphasis on healthful menu items, this renovated, all-you-care-to-eat dining hall features microrestaurants offering display cooking and self-service.

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