Food Service Category Archive

What Custom Design Means for a Modular Build

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The popularity of modular construction continues to expand to new markets and disciplines, and in turn, what’s attainable from a design standpoint continues to stretch to new limits. While the traditional corrugated exterior is still a popular option, we’ve re-imagined what’s possible with modular construction with a focus on customization and design.  When planning for […]

Q&A with Project and Architectural Design Manager, Don Elliott

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With three decades in the architectural profession, including 19 years with an award-winning global architectural and planning firm, Don Elliott AIA, LEED AP brings a seasoned knowledge of building design and construction to Boxman Studios. Since joining the team in the Spring of 2019 as a project and architectural design manager, he’s brought his expertise […]

Modular Construction Options for Restaurant Franchises

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Running a franchised restaurant can be a profitable business, and many restaurant corporations are set up to help new owners every step of the way. From hiring and training staff to marketing, product pricing, promotions and events, opening a franchise can be almost turnkey, depending on the level of investment and the franchisor. But what […]

Project Spotlight: Taco Habitat

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Design The construction of a full-service, multi-story restaurant doesn’t happen overnight. Still, in Branson, Missouri, a vacant lot became a fully developed structure with a speed that likely surprised area residents. Taco Habitat, a new quick-service concept, looked to Boxman Studios to design a fully custom restaurant that could be constructed off-site to expedite the […]

Planning a New Direction

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When “Plan A” becomes “Plan B” and evolves into “Plan C” or “D,” inspiration and creativity can feel roadblocked. However, plans can grow stronger as they develop, and these uncertain times present an opportunity to pause, collaborate and consider your modular build plan and how it fits into your brand’s long-term goals. When budgets get […]

Drive-Throughs to the Rescue

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Many restaurants have long recognized the value of the drive-through. A time-honored tradition that dates back to the days of ordering through squawky metal speakers and cheerful servers on roller skates, today’s restaurant drive-throughs are more high-tech and suit the fast-paced nature of our daily lives. Add in the current state of shelter-in-place orders and […]

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 […]