A beautiful, brightly lit restaurant with clean lines and wicker lamps. A neon sign in the background says Save Water, Drink Tequila.
A cohesive design with strong branding and signage can elevate a good experience to a great one, like at Villa One Tequila Garden in San Diego, designed by GTM Architects of Maryland. Image courtesy of GTM

10 Restaurant Design Mistakes to Avoid

by Amanda Baltazar


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restaurant development + design

September 2023

Restaurants have one chance to make a great first impression. Small design errors can lead to a bad customer experience, no matter how stellar the food is.

Here, experienced operators and designers share 10 common restaurant design mistakes.

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