Kiosk-Only Fast-Casual Chain Takes Off in Denver

It’s a sign of the future: Birdcall is a new restaurant chain in Denver that doesn't have traditional front of house staff. Instead, this fast-casual scratch-cooking chicken-focused concept uses kiosks for ordering.

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A Q&A with Scroll Bar Designer Ray Gonzalez

Designed by EDG and Axis Architecture, Scroll Bar Waterside Kitchen opened in early February at the new Pullman San Francisco Bay hotel in Redwood City, Calif.

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bite-sized buzz for February  

A roundup of interesting bits of news that came across the editor’s desk in the last month, including mergers and acquisitions, chain expansion news, and international expansions from Inspire Brands, Carl’s Jr., and Teriyaki Madness among many more.

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Chicago's Proxi is Globally Inspired but Distinctly American

It took nearly 10 years for Emmanuel Nony and Chef/Partner Andrew Zimmerman to add a second restaurant after their first, Sepia, led the Chicago’s collection of seasonally-driven, fine-dining restaurants. Proxi, with its high design and globally-inspired cuisine, has already garnered numerous accolades, both for its innovative food and lively ambience.

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Historic Building Scouts New Look, New Restaurant

Convalescing children filled the space at 321 West Hill Street in Decatur, Ga., 99 years ago, when a building was erected as the East Wing of the Old Scottish Rite Convalescent Home for Crippled Children.

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Italian Casual Dining Chain Opens First Glasgow Location

Global Italian casual dining chain Vapiano opened its first location in Glasgow, Scotland in the newly refurbished George Hotel building on the city’s “Style Mile.”

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