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We are Focused on Crafting Amazing Restaurant Experiences

We are passionate about and proficient in restaurant design. We work hand-in-hand to create one-of-a-kind structures for the restaurant industry.

Restaurant Design Experts in the USA

National Restaurant Designers is one of the most experienced restaurant-specific architectural and engineering firms in the nation. We bring over 150 years of successful experience among those on our team. We have designed restaurants in 48 states. We support our clients through construction administration, offering support to the contractors through the construction process. Every inch of a restaurant is important, that’s why we build to minimize waste and maximize space and product workflow. We are empathetic to our client’s objectives and we demonstrate a deep understanding of how to bring them to life. Schedule a consultation and let’s start a conversation about the restaurant you envision.

Our Diverse Array of Restaurant Clients

Our architecture engineering experience spans from fast food to formal, fine-dining restaurants. NRD has relationships and can introduce companies that have National Accounts which provide dependable supply and lower costs. Your needs are unique. We have the experience.

How We Begin the Process

We enjoy getting to know you and your business so we can effectively design for your current and changing needs. Our goals in meeting with you initially involves identifying the scope of work, discussing the process of design and construction, and understanding the project goals and budgets. With this information, we will begin to outline a path forward and steps needed to complete the project.

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Bringing the Design to Life

Our process continues with the client seeing the vision of his concept come alive in a drawing or rendering. We outline the restaurant design that follows your recommendations. We mock-up the interior and exterior layout of the eating facility. Detailed designs are brought to life through digital technology to make modern, life-like renderings. The interior and exterior are designed to show what it could look like. We explain the process and keep you informed every step of the way.

Meeting Budget & Permit Requirements

We are meticulous in our details of your design. Designing with aesthetics and efficiency while focusing on budget limitations as well as the design standards of the municipality. Research into the municipality’s design requirements on the front end of your design ensures a more expedient review process for permit. Having done projects all over the country we are adept at the plan review process. This makes for an effective review and permit approval process saving time and money.

A Sample of Projects by National Restaurant Designers

Our unique niche of restaurant design has enabled us to become industry leaders in kitchen design and equipment layout, and experts in kitchen engineering for plumbing, mechanical, and electrical. Browse our portfolio to see how we’ve implemented our expertise.

Our Client Testimonials

We aim to build great working relationships with our clients that extends beyond the project. We walk alongside you through the project to ensure your goals are being met. We are grateful for the amazing feedback from these valued clients and look forward to you being one of them!
National Restaurant Designers has been the National Account Architects for both the Hardees Brand and CKE International for several years. At present NRD is developing our new prototype building design, developing drawings for the test kitchen in our new Corp. Headquarters in Nashville, TN. CKE Restaurants continues to rely on the expertise and professionalism of NRD. They provide all aspects the disciplines required for developing a building design.
Hardees’ Construction Project Manager
Our company has partnered with National Restaurant Designers for years because they understand our needs and work diligently to deliver consistently. Development dollars are at a premium and their experience with value engineering has made more projects viable. They are a proven company that is not only extremely professional but have high integrity.
Vice-President of Construction
Golden Corral Corporation
Our Team at Real Zeal highly recommends LMHT Associates/National Restaurant Designers (NRD), led by Ray Thornton. In addition to architecture, their experience in restaurant design makes them particularly special. Throughout the entire process, they were extremely professional, provided extraordinary creative design services, value engineering, and impeccable construction/permitting coordination—all while keeping our budget constraints as a top priority. We had the peace of mind all along that we were in great hands with LHMT. This makes LHMT stand above all other architecture firms.

Real Zeal Property Group Team

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