Entries by M T

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Color Changing Spoons Bring Your Customers Back – Interview with Mitch Kleinman from Frozen Solutions

If you are the owner of an ice-cream or frozen-yogurt store whose customers eat their dessert with solid-colored spoons, you are missing out on a hot trend. We have recently interviewed Mitch Kleinman, the owner of Frozen Solutions and the creator of the MAGIC Color Changing spoons, a hot-seller product in the frozen-treat industry. His […]

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Web Design that Brings Results – Interview with Phelan Riessen

Restaurant Web Design by NonStop Marketing Phelan Riessen is the driving force behind the San Diego-based NonStop Marketing design and development company. Having started in the web design industry when such an industry hardly even existed, he worked with more than 1,000 companies, among which a substantial number of restaurant businesses. According to Phelan Riessen, […]

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The Champions of Soft-serve Mixes – Interview with Sugar Creek’s George R. Clark

Sugar Creek works with dessert stores all across the United States and offers a large variety of crafted soft-serve mixes with real bulky flavorings. Created in 1946, the company changed hands again in 2007, and became one of the largest and most successful of its kind in the country. Aside from its high-quality mixes, Sugar […]

Coffee Shop Designs to Feast Your Eyes On

Unlike restaurants, coffee shops often become part of their customers’ daily routine. Having the opportunity of acquiring such a loyal clientele, cafe owners should take advantage of it by offering their customers more than just good coffee: a great ambiance and a memorable experience. A unique interior design, an Instagram-worthy space or a place that […]

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Candy Store Designs with a Twist

Candy store designs are amazing opportunities for creativity and originality. First, the colors of their products provide endless chromatic inspiration. Second, they generally cater to children, giving designers a sense of freedom in being playful. Third, they are meant to give joy and happiness, which makes for a wonderful designing experience.  Below, we put together […]

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Ice-cream Shop Designs That Make You Happy

There is only one thing better than ice-cream: a well-designed ice-cream shop. Good designers know that, when entering a dessert store, clients look not only for refreshing treats, but also for entertainment. Typically small spaces, dessert stores offer endless opportunities to play with colors and materials and be bold on a small scale, thus satisfying […]

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Our Interior Design Book Is on Its Way

After helping 300 businesses to brand and design their interiors during a 12-year very productive stretch, we are in the process of publishing an interior design book that tells some of these stories. We filled its pages with images of the completed projects, including branding materials — and with snapshots of how we got there. […]

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What is Interior Branding in Restaurants and Retail Industry?

In today’s business environment, with its abundance of offers and alternatives, commercial success does not depend only on great products, excellent customers service and hard work following a vision. The brand – or the way a business presents itself to the world – often makes the difference in the consumers’ decision to buy (or not) […]

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Where to Buy Chairs for Your Restaurant or Dessert Shop

When working on your restaurant or dessert shop interior design project, you need to carefully consider your seating options. The reasons are simple. First, you need to purchase your chairs or bar stools in large numbers, so this will use a big chunk of your budget. Second, the type of chairs you buy influences your […]

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Floral Lights, Marble Sconces and Everything In Between – New Lighting Trends

In both commercial and residential interior design projects, there is a significant appetite for unique lighting pieces in 2020. Many designers relish the opportunity to use light to not only emphasize the advantages of the space they work with, but also as an artistic element. Graceful, ingenious and sometimes breathtaking, this year’s lighting fixtures are […]

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10 Things Restaurants and Stores Can Do During Quarantine Time

With “non-essential” businesses having to close their doors in order to stop the spread of Coronavirus, restaurant and store owners open their lives to uncertainty and fear. This is not an easy time for anybody, and small business owners are particularly vulnerable. If you are one of them, the quarantine is a time for rethinking […]

Why You Need a Restaurant Mobile App

If you own a restaurant business and you want to be ahead of the game, a mobile app is the fastest way to bring you there. With the prevalence of phone usage today as a mediator for so many activities, not taking advantage of it is a mistake. The reports are impressive. The vast majority […]

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Clever Dessert Shop Design Ideas from Around the World

The Dessert Kitchen, Chengdu, China, by Towodesign. Photo via worldarchitecture.org Combining the appeal of sweet treats with the advantages of a usually small space, dessert stores are excellent opportunities for interior designers to use their creativity and bold ideas. Some dream up and bring to life interiors that turn these stores into veritable places of […]

Tank Storage versus Tankless Water Heaters

Whether you are working on a commercial or a residential design project, you will at some point have to answer the question “What is better for my space? A tank storage or a tankless water heater?” For the unsuspecting business owner that already has more than enough to think about, facing yet another problem, and […]

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Choosing Chairs for a Commercial Space

If you need a budget-friendly way to give your restaurant, bar or dessert shop a quick facelift, consider updating your chairs. Simply because of their number, new chairs can completely change the look of your interior. Whatever other decorative tricks you may try, such as great wall colors or a wonderful countertop, they can never […]