Music selection and quality of sound are vital factors in how diners experience a restaurant. What factors influence music selection for major chains like Chipotle? How is a new awareness around brand identity shifting trends in music programming? How do design elements like concrete floors, windows, hard surfaces and open kitchens affect music selection? What about sound system and acoustic design? Are restaurants investing more in better quality sound and acoustics? How much influence does location have on music choice and audio system design?

Matthew Emmi, Co-Founder, OneButton
Christopher Golub, President, Studio Orca