Integrating DOAS Into Your Restaurant Project In the past couple of years, we’ve seen a large increase in the building and operating costs of a restaurant. Now more than ever, every penny counts when developing a restaurant as Owners and developers keep a keen eye on their projects’ finances and return on investment (ROI). There […]
The Historical Significance of Mecklenburg County For some people, the name Mecklenburg County evokes a sense of royalty, as the county was formed in 1762 to commemorate the marriage of King George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, after whom the county seat of Charlotte is named. The Traditional vs. The Innovative However, for many who […]
As Interplan finishes its 50th anniversary this month, it ends with yet another milestone achievement for the company. This week, Interplan was named one of Central Florida’s top 50 fastest-growing companies by the Orlando Business Journal this week for the 4th time! Our Managing Director, Patrick Ringlever, attributes this continued growth to the growing need […]
On behalf of Women’s History Month, we want to celebrate some of the women who helped shape Interplan’s history and those who continue to lead the charge into the company’s future. Principal of Architecture – The Past and The Future Louise Craver, Principal of Architecture (est. 1990 – 2022) Louise began her career at Interplan […]
A Story of Impact This is a story of how a small Architecture firm is making a big contribution toward female representation in the Architecture and Engineering industry. Interplan was founded by two architects, Ray Chocholek and Lou Narcisi, in an old converted schoolhouse in the suburbs of Chicago over 50 years ago. However, it […]
Relocating to a Strip Center May Be Right for Your Restaurant If You Understand the Hidden Costs of Integrating into a Retail Shopping Center.
As freestanding restaurant sites continue to become scarce in some areas, with often times cost-prohibitive development costs, the trend to use retail space in shopping centers has been on the upswing. It’s an attractive proposition to retail developers or landlords as restaurants in retail centers generate more traffic and are excellent prospects for long-term leases.
Step 1: Preparation and Information Gathering
In this article we discuss the important of up-front research, and working with the jurisdictions in the beginning to gain more certainty on the process ahead.
Step 2: Preparation for Permit Submittal
In this article we will dig into common practices on how to prepare for permit submittals.
Step 3: Permit Submittals
In this article we cover the process and pitfalls of the actual permit submittal types, lingo, and follow up.
Step 4: Review is completed/ Permit comments
In this article, we’ll chat about the procedure once the permit documents are reviewed, responding to comments, preparing and resubmitting the permit.
Step 5: Permit approval and Contractor notification
In this article we will go over what to do once the permit reviews are satisfactorily complete, and how to finish the process without gaps in the information. The time has finally come; the plans have been approved by all agencies! A celebration is definitely in order, and that stick-to-it-iveness has definitely paid off.
Understanding the elements of development can play a critical role in multi-unit programs. One of those is the brand’s prototype, which establishes its signature look that includes everything from the architectural style, color, and materials to lighting and signage
There are many factors along the process of development that can impact the consistently of the prototype as its site adapted.
Since your restaurant should be designed to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), there are several areas of concern that need to be addressed on the operations side to maintain proper physical access throughout the restaurant.