Restaurant Development & Design

September-October 2017

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BUZZ who's doing what We Keep You Cooking! [ in -ter-uh m kich-uh n], noun A flexible kitchen facility that allows foodservice providers to continue or expand foodservice operations without interruption. Our expert & licensed team provides mobile and modular solutions for small to complex projects. Visit our website to watch a case study video or contact us at (888) 212-8011. Defining the INTERIM Kitchen www.KitchensToGo.com Firehouse Subs Opens First Airport Location Jacksonville, Fla.-based Firehouse Subs opened its first airport location in the chain's hometown. The new location debuts a new nontraditional design as well as a new breakfast menu for travelers. "The space we had to work with is definitely unconventional for our brand," says Firehouse Subs' CEO Don Fox. "Our normal kitchen design has a very linear style, and in this space, we had to compress and change the layout in a significant way. Fortunately, our normal equipment package is very modular, and we were able to reconfigure it without too much difficulty." One of the bigger challenges was bringing the brand experience to the air- port. The chain's decor package typically includes coats, hats, photos and other items donated from local fire depart- ments. "In a nontraditional setting like Jacksonville International Airport, you have to find creative ways to bring some of those elements into the design. In this case, we were delighted to be able to include a custom mural — a signature item in every traditional Firehouse Subs restaurant. " Firehouse plans to grow in the non- traditional space. "Nothing is really off- limits," says Fox. "We hope to expand our footprint into academic institutions, military installations as well as entertain- ment venues." Photo by Adam Larkey

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