An efficient restaurant design can affect not only a diner’s experience but the business itself, according to industry analysts, reports Orlando Sentinel. A poorly designed dining room may mean lost time and revenue, while the lack of an outside canopy may mean fewer customers willing to endure long wait times, according to the president of Anna Schmidt Interior Design. Lighting is also key because it can set the eatery’s mood, inform diners about the nearest restroom, or highlight the aspects of a restaurant the designers find important.

“Contrived, cookie-cutter restaurants” aren’t appealing to younger generations, says Lisa McGee, VP of construction and design with Tavistock Restaurant Collection. This is causing more restaurants to take a unique approach to branding, offering “Instagrammable” art and decor, innovative logos and signs, and special touches, like the brass pig hoof prints throughout The Polite Pig in Orlando, Fla. Full Story

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