Restaurant Development and Design

Designers Dish 2020!

Ever wish you could pull up a chair with a few crack restaurant designers over cocktails to chew the fat about what's in, what's out, what inspires them, how they handle tough client issues and what they see coming around the bend? Steve joins other…


starrdesign named Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation for 2019

The designation was given by The National Association for Business Resources and honors 540 businesses across the U.S. CHARLOTTE, N.C. (March 12, 2020) — The National Association for Business Resources (NABR) has named starrdesign as one of the Best…


Modern Restaurant Management

Decade of Disruption: Restaurant Insiders Dish What’s on the Plate

Modern Restaurant Management (MRM) magazine asked restaurant industry movers and shakers: "What do you feel is going to cause disruption in the restaurant industry over the next decade?" Their answers touched on a variety of subjects including AI,…


Mind Over Budget: Tricks and Tips for Keeping Costs Under Control

When it comes to keeping costs under control, there are several measures restaurant operators can take to ensure projects stay on task and on budget. In terms of construction, architecture and interior design, the way forward isn’t to cut corners.…


StarrDesign, Brain Storm Shelter Restaurants partner to Launch Entertainment Complexes

Design firm assists Brainstorm Shelter Restaurants in clarifying and enhancing the Twisted Root and Truck Yard brands to increase value and make them more scalable. Charlotte, NC (Restaurant News Release) starrdesign, the design and architecture…


Will you let tech build or block customer connection?

Veteran restaurant designer and consultant, Steve Starr, brought a lot of heavyweight design experience to his talk recently at the National Restaurant Show in Chicago, including his Charlotte, North Carolina agency's experience plotting out…


Pronto by Giada Offers the Feel of its Namesake

Giada De Laurentiis is among a number of celebrity chefs and Food Network personalities to move into the fast-casual restaurant sector. Pronto by Giada opened at Ceasar’s Palace in Las Vegas last year. Interior design on the project was handled by…


Steve selected and serves as a 2019 RD&D Award Judge

The third annual rd+d awards celebrate our readers’ accomplishments. rd+d strives to be a reader-driven resource, shining the spotlight on best-in-class projects and case studies. The awards highlight and celebrate excellence in the restaurant…


Where Shall We Meet?

Restaurant Development + Design publisher Maureen Slocum addresses the heart and soul behind designing for  restaurants, alluding to Steve's appearance at the Foodservice Equipment & Deisgn Global Thought Leadership Summit.  Read the full RD+D…


Editor's Letter: Knowing Me, Knowing You

It was a unique event that brought readers of this publication together with readers from our sister publication, Foodservice Equipment & Supplies, for two days of TED Talks-style presentations, networking and conversation. The original content…


Designing for a Decreasing Footprint - WEBCAST

Steve joined other industry professionals to talk about maximizing space in minimalist settings for a Restaurant Development + Design webcast. Read more about the panel and watch the recorded webcast here.  


Firebirds Energizes with a New Design

The old-school steakhouse has its place. Plenty of occasions call for a more formal experience, something that features the old-school sophistication of low lighting, rich woods and white tablecloths. Elevated still has its place in an increasingly…