Food Service Category Archive

Pop-Up Restaurants: Retail’s Evolutionary Next Step

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Retail has hit an undeniable slow down. Some chains are talking about refreshing their brands or ramping up their online efforts to counter the revenue dip. Urban Outfitters, on the other hand, has moved forward with a pretty radical idea. They’re going into a business in a sector where economics are actually improving. Pop-up Restaurants. Yep. […]

The Ingredients for Mobile Kitchen Regulatory Success

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The best chefs transform simple ingredients into stunning culinary creations; the secret ingredient is always innovation. We understand that you may not want the Boxman Studios team anywhere near a skillet, but we take the same innovative approach to designing and building your structure. Here at Boxman, a simple steel box with a generous splash […]

How are Modified Shipping Containers Priced?

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“How much?” As the concept of using shipping containers for events, brand environments, and architectural spaces continues to catch on, this is almost always the first question we get asked when the phone rings. If you think that a used shipping container costs somewhere between $1,500 and $3,000 – you’d be half right. The problem is […]

How Are Shipping Container Projects Priced?

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At Boxman Studios, we know that you invest your marketing and events dollars carefully and expect to see a solid return. And the first question for most people who contact us is ‘How much will this cost me?’ But before we can answer that, we need to ask a few questions first. The cost of […]

Have a Brew with Boxman Studios

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Introducing the East Coast’s first-ever retail and dining venue built from modified shipping containers. Located in Somerville, Massachusetts, SOMBLOX is anchoring Assembly Row, the area’s newest shopping, dining, live/work and entertainment destination developed, owned and operated by, Federal Realty Investment Trust. The shipping container architecture pays homage to Somerville’s industrial past, once home to a Ford Motor […]

How We Transformed a Shipping Container into a Mobile Kitchen Showroom

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Boxman Studios recently transformed a forty foot shipping container into a mobile kitchen for Electrolux, one of the world’s top appliance brands. Electrolux is well known for its vacuums, but they also create a wide range of high-end kitchen appliances – and a live demonstration is the ideal setting for an audience to see the […]

Earth Day with Boxman Studios

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Last Thursday, April 22nd, was Earth Day and we did what we could to get the word out about how our recycled shipping containers help the environment. We were set up at the corner of Tryon and 3rd in uptown Charlotte, and even had a Box on display at the WCNC studios. The day started […]

I Spy Yum with My Little Eye

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Fast food. It’s easy to find in Charlotte. But fast, organic, delicious, healthy, affordable food is as easy to find as Waldo in his red striped shirt. Our mobile restaurant hopes to change all that. Soon, you’ll be able to grab a quick, good-for-you lunch that will delight your taste buds and your wallet. Imagine […]

Chef in the Box

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What is it about French cuisine that not only tastes delicious, but also sounds delicious? It’s what makes a bowl of chicken stew a delectable dish of Coq Au Vin. Each dish uses the same ingredients, but as our award-winning, Paris-trained chef Christopher Zion says, “The art is in what you do with those ingredients.” […]