All Blog Posts Tagged 'design' (33)


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Is Your Restaurant Website Mobile Friendly

This post was originally written by FohBoh member Ian Said. You can visit his profile here.

Consider the needs of the consumer, and your product will generate strong brand loyalty. This bit of solid advice finds application in every aspect of business, but especially in a restaurant’s website. The Internet has unarguably replaced the telephone directory as the primary source of commonly sought…

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Added by FohBoh on August 22, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments


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Stop Losing Money - Make Your Website Look & Feel Good

Brian Gatti, TableSites.com



Welcome to part 2 of the 8 part series where we discuss how your website may be costing you thousands of dollars in potential business. Here we look at design strategies and implementation. How form and function can work together to make your website as enticing as your entrees.



A Journey

First, I want you join me on a short sensory journey. Imagine you and I are walking into my favorite Korean BBQ place near my…

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Added by Brian Gatti on January 27, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Mobile Apps: How To Attract More Customers And Get Your Existing Customers Spending More!

A recent 2012 Harris Poll reported that the majority of consumers surveyed planned on reducing their spending on dining out occasions. And in a 2011 market research done by The NBD Group, a leading market research firm for the Restaurants and Food Service Industry, the company determined that "U.S. restaurant industry visits declined from 62.7 billion in 2008 to 60.6 billion in 2011 and independent restaurants accounted for 87 percent (2 billion) of these traffic losses".  During this…

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Added by Michael Ofori on September 9, 2012 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Facebook Timeline Design: Setting up all your pictures

After creating and uploading a nice cover picture for your business page (see the article "Facebook Timeline Design: how to make your page look nice" to learn step by step), you should work on your profile picture.…

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Added by Natalia Morais on June 28, 2012 at 6:02am — No Comments

Facebook Timeline Design: How to make your page look nice

Facebook changed all Business Pages to the new Timeline design on March 30th - so now what? Now, I'm going to teach you where each feature is and how to use it, so you don’t need to waste your time trying to figure things out!

To start, let's get an overview of the new Timeline design. As the name says, the Business Pages will look like a timeline and everything will display as such.  The first big change is called Cover Picture.

The Cover Picture is a big photo that…

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Added by Natalia Morais on June 13, 2012 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

5 Things You Never Want to See in Restaurant Menu Design

Comic Sans font. You do not want this font anywhere near your menu. It’s reserved specifically for elementary school teacher newsletters. And there’s a documentary against it.

 

Paryrus font. This font is the stereotype of stereotypes for Greek restaurants. (There’s even a …

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Added by Amanda Brandon on April 22, 2011 at 3:10pm — 5 Comments

7 Style Guides brands and develops website for Chef Gabbi Patrick

Talk about one of our favorite clients! Gabbi and Ed Patrick have been so great to work with in the past years and 7 Style Guides was excited to get to work on the refresh of Gabbi’s website.… Continue

Added by tim rodriguez on March 17, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

7 Style Guides developing brand and website for Sabor Cocina Mexicana

7 Style Guides has begun work on the Sabor Cocina Mexicana brand development and website, there are two restaurants, Woodland Hills and Valencia, the food is unbelievable and the atmosphere is beautiful, everything is hand crafted and… Continue

Added by tim rodriguez on March 16, 2011 at 7:34pm — No Comments

7 Style Guides brands and developes website for Zeytoon Mediterranean Cafe in Laguna Beach

7 Style Guides just launched zeytooncafe.com, this little place is soo good, I'm not kidding, if you love Mediterranean cuisine you have to go to Zeytoon. Why can't all… Continue

Added by tim rodriguez on March 16, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Getting Your Work Known Across the Globe

Building a website has been an increasing trend these days and I personally have gained from online tutorials and trainings. Yet now that we have a leverage, our expertise that is, we then can share it to the world. This offers the creative excellence on advertising combined with the technical expertise of a world-class web development team should we hire one.



The "architects" of online marketing are increasingly getting very good at their craft.…

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Added by kojisato on January 25, 2011 at 8:39pm — No Comments

Is Your Website An Ugly Duckling?

I was reading through some of my news-y blogs today and came across a post from The Atlantic's Andrew Sullivan titled "Awful Restaurant Web Sites". He referenced a post by a Julian Sanchez, a D.C.-based writer that covers the interesection of privacy, technology, and politics.

 

His entire article is centered around the question:…

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Added by Josh Hersh on December 29, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments


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10 Amazing Bar Interior Designs

Bar Interior Designs make or break a bar. Long before you have had a chance to order a drink, a first impression has been formed. The artists, architects and designers that have created the amazing designs below have not only created evocative, memorable and visually inspiring decors, they have set the tone and subtly constructed the flow and layout in ways that promote atmosphere and most importantly: help increase sales. Get some inspiration for your… Continue

Added by Barry Chandler on October 21, 2010 at 4:30am — No Comments

Alien-Like Kitchen Design

I can't help myself the first time i saw this kitchen design. After graduating, i will find a way to get this for myself. Would it be unlawful to paste pictures which you dont own? To be safe, i will give credit to Freshome.com, where credit is due.…







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Added by Chrisham Byrne on March 25, 2010 at 7:25am — 1 Comment

How To Create Value In Your Restaurant



“Such a great value!” exclaims an announcer on television. Wal-Mart value, Target value, Walgreen’s value, McDonald’s value, even Applebee’s value has come to mean low price. But that’s not really true. Value is actually a delicate balance between function and price, with price weighing slightly more than function.



When a person buys something, the value proposition is always (and I meant to say always here), always based on their… Continue

Added by Mark on March 3, 2010 at 12:44pm — 1 Comment

Design Trends 2010

It’s a New Year and with it brings new products, new trends and new designs. What do we have to look forward to in 2010?

Price Conscious

The interior design industry underwent some serious changes in 2009. With the recession many interior design firms closed and many more were forced to lay-off much of their staff. All of this has an effect on the end product that the industry…

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Added by Christine van Rooy on January 6, 2010 at 1:03am — No Comments

The new face of Fast Casual

Fast casual design always pushes the envelope, and the “look good, feel good” approach crafted by Starbucks in the mid 90’s has transcended to leading-edge innovation in today’s concepts. I am continually surprised by the uniqueness and creativity of this space.



However, I recently was also surprised by some fast casuals’ lack of two equally, if not more important characteristics — attention to detail and quality.



I conducted a food tour in Dallas, during which my… Continue

Added by paul barron on April 17, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

It's Not Magic, It's A Trick

As restaurants scramble to stand out among their competitors, one simple trick can help you rise above the competition.



You can do this by simply assessing the dinnerware that you place in front of your guests. What does it say about you? Are they worn and weathered? Do they represent the mode of your establishment? By setting a standard for tableware in your restaurant you create a better first impression.



Take a moment to… Continue

Added by Leslie Howard on March 24, 2009 at 6:01am — 3 Comments

Luxury is in the Details - 5 commonly overlooked details in restaurant design

Through my "travels" i have ended up branding and marketing luxury restaurants. What has always amazed me is the attention to detail with regard to menu, chef selection, interior design and exterior architecture. Everything is taken into consideration. That is everything EXCEPT the design and marketing.



Design and marketing is usually seen as a necessary evil for all restaurants. When the egos of luxury-minded folks get involved, it's a complete afterthought.



Every detail… Continue

Added by Joseph Szala on March 10, 2009 at 12:13pm — 5 Comments


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Keeping it simple: How to create a restaurant concept that can succeed

High failure rates for restaurants. Yes they're exagerated, but they're still high. According to recent studies from Cornell and Ohio State universities, 59-60% of restaurants fail within the first three years. As many as 75% may fail within the first five. Why are they so high? For a list of the six biggest reasons, see The biggest mistakes restaurants make, and why they have a high failure rate.



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Added by Brandon O'Dell on December 19, 2008 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

FOH Layout and Design

Obviously, this is just a crash course and not meant to be a complete guide to restaurant design—just some helpful hints on getting started...

Your customers might think a dining room consists simply of tables and chairs, but you know there are a number of key issues that help ensure not only an aesthetically pleasing dining area for your guests, but also an efficient one.

In addition to basic space requirements and limitations, consider how lighting and color come into…

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Added by Dani on November 19, 2008 at 12:11pm — 2 Comments

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