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How Much Do Shipping Container Restaurants Cost?

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Good question! The short answer is, “It depends.”   There is a wide range of solutions that can fall under the shipping container restaurant category, all with different requirements and corresponding prices. As with any restaurant build-out, it will be very important to work with a designer to determine the best solution for your business […]

5 Examples of a Shipping Container Light Show

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This April, we introduced you to one of our newest technology partners, G-SMATT America, a really cool company from South Korea. They have developed a special architectural-grade glass that uses embedded LED lights to create a window product that works as transparent glass and multi-media light displays which can include photos, motion graphic, interactive games, […]

Developers Should Know These Four Foundational Beliefs that Drive Third Placemaking

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To start, Third Placemaking is a concept we’ve developed at Boxman Studios to codify how spaces can be designed for both commerce and community building. The term is a meeting point between a marketing concept: Third Place, and an architectural concept: Placemaking. Third place is a marketing theory that suggests people spend most of their […]

You Want to Use a Pop Up for Market Testing- Here’s Why

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Market testing is the process that a business uses to test a product or service in a new market. Usually, that means a new location. Whether you’re an entrepreneur looking to get your idea off the ground, or an established brand expanding into new markets, there are big financial risks associated with growth. Market testing […]

This traveling restaurant will make you want to pack your bag and cook out of a shipping container.

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The idea of a traveling restaurant is cool. Before starting Boxman Studios, our own CEO even ideated around a seasonal oyster bar that would move between Charleston and the Florida Keys. But starting a new business is scary, especially when it’s around a totally new idea, in an industry where your location and brand awareness […]

Three Ways to Turn Your Vacant Parking Lot into a Cash Cow

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Parking lots are a problem for retail developers, anchor tenants, and parking management companies. The overarching challenge is ultimately, there are too many parking spots and many of them are rarely (if ever) used. In urban centers and downtown areas parking can consume up to 14% of incorporated land. The reason for this is twofold. […]

3 Ways the G-Tainer Transforms Your Exhibit

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We have some big news we’re excited to share! To continue our pursuit of innovation in the event industry, we’ve partnered with an outstanding company that will bring our event offerings to a completely new level!   G-SMATT (our new best friends) are the exclusive creator and provider of G-Glass. The industry-changing commercial grade glass is embedded with micro-LED […]

An Exhaustive Guide to Event Marketing with Shipping Containers

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Event Marketing is how we got our start. It’s been our bread and butter for over 10 years and now we want to share our knowledge with the world! Today is the starting point for this piece, but it is intended to be exhaustive. So, if there are questions you have about event marketing with […]

Great Shipping Container Restaurants Start with Mobile Kitchen Design

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How do you design a kitchen in a big steel box? The same way you design any building or interior: with your goals and objectives top of mind. What do you need it to do for you? What do you want to accomplish? Admittedly, mobile kitchen design is more challenging when you have 320 square […]

A Business Case for Shipping Container Convenience Stores  

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Overview  Convenience stores are small retail businesses, typically found off major highways and connected to fueling stations. Fuel is an important component of the convenience store business model, but you might be surprised to learn that these stores rarely turn a profit on petrol sales alone. Convenience stores sell nearly 80% of the fuel purchased in the […]