Category Archives: Blog Post

Swan Street Diner Celebrates the Future by Remembering the Past

One of Bakergroup’s restoration projects, Swan Street Diner, recently opened its doors to the Larkinville community in Buffalo, New York. This quaint 1937 Sterling Company diner car was restored to its original look featuring mahogany trim, maroon upholstered counter stools and booths, and porcelain enamel ceilings. This barrel-vaulted shaped, small diner is quickly becoming a…

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Sparty’s Market Opens at Michigan State University

One of Bakergroup’s latest projects, Sparty’s Market, opened in time to welcome thousands of Michigan State Spartans back to campus for the new academic year. This popular and trendy new ‘hot spot’ on campus features a grocery store, Starbucks®, apparel store, and administrative offices. One of the Market’s primary goals is to provide fresh and healthy meal options for on-the-go students. To achieve this goal, Sparty’s includes a full deli and grill and provides products from numerous local businesses. To learn more about Sparty’s Market click here to read Food Management’s article, “Michigan State Opens Urban-style Grocery Store.”

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How Design Impacts Customer Loyalty

Foodservice hospitality operators understand there are several important factors that play a key role in brand development and the creation of a devoted customer base. The more obvious factors include consistent quality food, dependable service, and a perceived value for the dollar. One influencer that is not as obvious is the restaurant ambiance. According to…

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Bakergroup Shines in Music City!

During the 2017 NACUFS Conference in Nashville, Bakergroup’s President Jim Sukenik, Vice President Mona Milius, and Operations Principals Carol Petersen and Nona Golledge enjoyed connecting with current and potential clients at the Showcase, during our presentation, and at our Friday night annual dinner. Thank you, to our valued clients, for your business and collaborative partnerships.…

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CU Boulder’s Village Center Dining and Community Commons Receives Facility Design of the Month

The University of Colorado Boulder has received many accolades for their newest innovative dining center and community commons, Williams Village. This state-of-the-art facility is featured as the Project of the Month in the July issue of Foodservice Equipment & Supplies magazine. Williams Village was designed to contribute to CU’s student success by incorporating collaboration, social,…

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