The crucial management aspects of foodservice equipment and design-in a simple, understandable guide for students and professionals.Success in foodservice involves hundreds of details: How many place settings should I order? How can I keep our utility bills down? How do I buy a walk-in cooler and how big should it be? Should I include a laundry room in my restaurant or hire a contract laundry service? Is it smart to buy a used range?. . . Ask any experienced restaurateur or foodservice manager and they'll tell you that knowing answers to nuts-and-bolts questions such as these is a key aspect of their job. This book provides you with complete answers to critical questions concerning foodservice equipment, layout, and design.Why learn the hard way-when something goes wrong? In these pages, you will find many helpful learning aids-including learning objectives, summaries, study questions, and more. Design and Equipment for Restaurants and Foodservice covers:* Purchasing, installing, operating, and maintaining foodservice equipment.* Concept development, site selection, budgeting, and market research.* Utilities, safety requirements, and sanitation codes.* Designing kitchen and storage areas for maximum efficiency.* Creating and enhancing atmosphere.Lavishly illustrated with 300 photographs and line drawings, and featuring fascinating interviews with successful restaurateurs, chefs, equipment experts, and even beginners on their first jobs, Design and Equipment for Restaurants and Foodservice is an indispensable resource for hospitality management students and professionals alike.