12 Chef-Inspired Recipes To Shake Up Your Quarantine Dining

Tired of making the same few things from your pantry-friendly foods? Even restaurant industry foodies feel like they’re running out of unique ideas to cook for themselves and their families while sheltering in place. So we’re here to spice things…


1 Problem, 3 Solutions: A Restauranteur's Guide to Selection & Procurement

As product options and providers increase across the globe, narrowing down restaurant furniture can be difficult. Procurement can be even more difficult, particularly as globalization continues to open doors to new opportunities and to new…


Former burger joint prior to takeover

Post Covid-19: The Pros and Cons of Location Takeovers

  Former burger joint prior to takeover As the novel coronavirus continues to derail restaurants’ plans for 2020, owners and operators may be beginning to contemplate what is in store for their future. Inevitably, some will fail. Others,…


Cleanliness in the Restaurant: Reality & Perception

Just because dine-in business is on hold doesn’t mean your restaurant’s future has to be. Now is the time to get ahead and make sure you are equipped to adequately address what customers will likely be worried about most: restaurant cleanliness and…


Restaurant Cleanliness

Foodservice Cleaning and Hygiene in the Age of covid-19

"When we look at a typical food service establishment, there are three distinct areas to address: front of house, back of house and restrooms." Cleaning your restaurant and keeping it clean is not just something every restaurateur should be doing…


1 problem, 3 solutions: launching a takeout & delivery system

Getting creative in the restaurant industry doesn’t just put you ahead now. It keeps your restaurant alive. With the restrictions on dine-in services across the globe brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, restaurants are being forced to creatively use…


COVID-19 Resources

Restrictions on restaurants and large gatherings due to COVID-19 have swept the nation with lay-offs, particularly within the restaurant, hospitality and service industries. Many restaurants have had to reduce to a skeleton staff, leaving business…


COVID-19 Response

Our sympathies go out to all of those impacted by COVID-19 – from those who have been diagnosed, friends and family of those who have been diagnosed, those whose jobs and schools have been impacted to so many more. We are feeling the impact together…


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.…