Thursday, September 1, 2016

Newer Steakhouse Designs Up the Sizzle



The deep, dark and clubby confines of the steakhouse increasingly are being refreshed with brighter, lighter and airier designs to broaden their appeal.

The deep, dark and clubby confines of the steakhouse increasingly are being refreshed with brighter, lighter and airier designs to broaden their appeal.

In multi-unit steakhouse chains as varied as Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse and Black Angus Steakhouse, new units have been freshened with versatile dining areas that emphasizing customer comfort, open kitchen views to promote transparency and remodeled bars to highlight the high-margin beverage programs.

The new designs are being introduced with the same attention to detail as found in a perfectly grilled porterhouse.

“The landscape of the diner and the upscale diner is changing,” said Mark Mednansky, CEO of Southlake, Texas-based Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, in a recent earnings call. Some 10 to 15 years ago, he said, “You were building white tablecloth steakhouses, you were building restaurants that were frankly male dominated....


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