A collection of links for some reading I was doing last fall for my part in a service design project. Any serious study into how sound or music might effects customers in a restaurant environment might include some more serious reading included in music cognition reading list, this reading list from Brain Pickings, and from that list This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession is particularly accessible.
Starbucks teams with Spotify to let customers influence in-store playlists
The Influence of Background Music on the Behavior of Restaurant Patrons
How Music and Noise Affect Restaurant Sales and Customer Experience
The importance of Sound Design for Restaurants
Sound Solutions – restaurant development + design
Backgrounds: Sound Design Under the Radar
Store Atmospherics & The Art of Sound Design Marketing
Julian Treasure: The 4 ways sound affects us
Silence, please. Psychologists are increasing awareness of the harmful effects noise has on cognition and health.