Hospitality Design - October 2015 - (Page 79)

perspectives trends fast-casual dining By Kathleen Kervin, Rebecca Lo, Alissa Ponchione, and Stacy Shoemaker Rauen EASYGOING EATS Fast-casual dining is on the rise-and the spaces are more creatively designed than ever. Here's a look at a few upcoming and recent additions to the fold. Uncle Sam's Burgers After launching two outposts in Beijing, Uncle Sam's Burgers is jumping on New York's infatuation with burger joints, opening a place on 5th Avenue not far from the Empire State Building. Design-wise, local firm Alvarez+Brock Design turned to a "bucolic image of a cow out in the grass for pasture against a beautiful, white cloud-filled sky-but upside down," explains co-founder Rafael Alvarez. "I wanted something simple and elegant to elevate the idea of a burger 1. Handmade European tiles complement a "floating" ash wood ceiling, zinc bar, and bespoke wine glass display at Corkbuzz Wine Bar. 2. Custom herringbone wallpaper was hand applied to fabric on Corkbuzz's walls. 1. Geometric lights hang beneath a teal ceiling installation at Uncle Sam's Burgers in New York. 2. Timber, concrete, and marble elevate the casual experience in Riverside Food Court in Brisbane. 1 2 chain." Especially one with an Asian twist. A former Italian restaurant that's narrow at the front and opens toward the back "in a very touristy area," explains Alvarez, "we knew the space had to be comfortable, fun, informal, and attractive from the outside." Mirrors, white ceramic tile floors, and colors (think red, white, and teal-green) juxtapose with angled wood wall paneling "to maintain the scale of the space against a very high ceiling," Alvarez says. That ceiling is brought down thanks to a few abstract cow references. The top part of the walls are done in white, backlit and perforated, suggesting cow spots; and 36 random geometricshaped lights in red and silver, to represent October 2015 079

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Hospitality Design - October 2015

Hospitality Design - October 2015
Online TOC
From the Editor
From the Show Director
Business Sense: Industry Insight
Sustainable Studio: Open Farm Community
Trends: Suites
Trends: Fast-Casual Dining
5 Questions for John Simeonidis
Profile: Neri & Hu
Trends: Scandinavian Inspiration
Trends: Rose Gold
In the Room
Special Feature: Chefs
Platinum Circle
Gary Dollens
Kemper Hyers
Nobu Matsuhisa
HD Visionary Award: HBA
Margherita Saint-Germain
Le Lapin
The Continental
Scone City
I Love Paris
Ad Index
Back Space

Hospitality Design - October 2015