Food Service Category Archive

Project Spotlight: COPT Coffee House

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Challenge A cup of joe on the go? It’s the morning ritual of many, and Corporate Office Properties Trust (COPT) looked to bring a full-service coffee house to the Huntsville, Alabama area with a turn-key construction solution. Their plans included constructing a multi-level structure offsite and having it fully operational within days of its arrival […]

Play Ball: Modular Construction a Winner with Baseball Stadiums

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While it’s still winter across the country, pitchers and catchers report for spring training in early February, a reminder that baseball season and warmer weather are just around the corner. As the players fine tune their skills in temperate climates, stadium operations managers back home are working on ways to perfect their part of the […]

Quick Trends Pushing Restaurants in the Next Decade

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Quick Trends Pushing Restaurants in the Next Decade Life seems to move at an ever-increasing pace that impacts everything from how we work to how we take care of our families. That pace especially impacts the way we eat, with leisurely meals in dine-in restaurants giving way to quick service and fast-casual restaurants to accommodate […]

Charleys Philly Cheese Steaks

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Challenge  With nearly 600 locations across 46 states and 17 countries, Charleys Philly Steaks is one of the largest Philly Cheesesteak concepts in the country. Since their first space opened in 1986 near Ohio State University, they’ve rapidly expanded and can be found in university food courts, retail shopping centers and airports worldwide. While successful […]

This Krispy Kreme Store is a Masterclass in Experiential Design: Here are 7 Important Lessons.

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The Krispy Kreme just off Concord Mills Boulevard in Concord, NC has all the trappings of the doughnut shop we know and love. Their signature forest green, red neon fixtures, and iconic Krispy Kreme signage have all made an appearance.  But this isn’t the Krispy Kreme of old. Their first redesign in over a decade […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

How Coopers Ferry Engineers Inclusive Prosperity in Camden

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About Coopers Ferry Partnership  Coopers Ferry Partnership (CFP) is a leading organization focused on redeveloping the Camden, NJ waterfront and revitalizing the city’s downtown area. For over 30 years, CFP has been facilitating the revival of the City of Camden by creating environments where people want to live, work, visit, study, and invest.  The group supports Camden in its pursuit of an established economic base. Most importantly, they help Camden develop the city’s […]