rd+d's Magazine’s Tour the Design Trends Returns in 2017

Day-long outing gives exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the hottest restaurants in Chicago, starting at the London House

restaurant development + design magazine will host its second annual Tour the Design Trends. On Monday, June 12, 2017, an elite group of restaurant designers tour a handful of cutting-edge restaurants and foodservice venues in Chicago.

“The outpouring of positive feedback immediately following our inaugural event last year made it a no-brainer to make Tour the Design Trends a yearly event,” says Rebecca Kilbreath, editor in chief of restaurant development + design, “Restaurant designers and architects constantly seek unique opportunities to experience new trends first-hand. At Tour the Design Trends we not only give them a private viewing of the latest in restaurant design, but we give them a chance to chat directly with the designers, architects and restaurant operators all while sampling the food for a truly immersive experience.”

Chicago was chosen as the overwhelming favorite following a survey of nearly 600 prospective attendees of the event.

The Tour kicks off at the London House on the 21st Floor, Etoile Room, with a breakfast, keynote discussion about the latest trends in the industry, and tour of the London House space. From there, a trolley tour will take attendees around Chicago to undisclosed restaurants. “We found the mystery of not knowing exactly where we were going enhanced the anticipation level,” says Kilbreath. At each location, attendees were taken on a guided tour of the restaurant with various members of the team – from designers, architects, consultants or restaurant owners.

To request an invitation contact Kevin Poch, marketing manager of Zoomba Group, which publishes restaurant development + design magazine. You may reach him via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


8:00 – 9:00 AM

Check-in, Breakfast + Networking
London House, 21st Floor, Etoile Room

8:30 AM

Special Presentation to unveil restaurant locations.

9:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Venue Trolley Tour
Food and drink samples to be provided at each location

1:45 PM

Return to London House

Thanks to our generous event sponsors: