The restaurant industry is far from recession-proof. However, many new restaurants do succeed despite shaky economic conditions. So, what will make this year's newest crop of restaurants successful? For many, it starts with the predesign phase.
From Blue Sky to Bottom Line
It happens all the time: Chefs, investors and restaurateurs partner together, hire a design team and quickly realize that the restaurant is over budget and not at all what they had planned. Waiting until t