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June 27, 2024
Benefits of Professional Interior Design Services for a Restaurant

New Beginnings When Peter, a newly minted chef and restauranteur, had a dream to open a new restaurant to serve his unique international menu of freshly prepared from scratch cuisine, he got to work. He developed a business plan that would include branding his restaurant, having the right professional kitchen, and having a customer experience […]

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December 6, 2023
Navigating Landlord Work Letters with Your Design Team’s Insights

So, you’ve got the perfect location in mind, and you’re buzzing with excitement to get your lease signed, plans designed, build-out constructed, and open for business. But if you’re wondering, “What should I be looking for in a landlord work letter?” you’re in the right place! This blog post is your go-to guide for understanding […]

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October 16, 2023
Maximizing Comfort and Savings: A Guide to DOAS in Restaurants

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 […]

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September 27, 2023
The Blueprint for Efficiency, Mecklenburg County’s ‘On Schedule’ Plan Review

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 […]

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June 9, 2023
Interplan’s 50th Anniversary Closes With The Fast 50 Award!

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 […]

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March 31, 2023
Women’s History Within Interplan

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 […]

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March 29, 2023
Celebrating Women in Architecture and Engineering

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 […]

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June 29, 2022
The Hidden Costs of Integrating a Restaurant into a Retail Center

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.

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June 29, 2022
Permitting Pitfalls Series 1/5: Preparation and Information Gathering

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.

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June 29, 2022
Permitting Pitfalls Series 2/5: Preparation for Permit Submittal

Step 2: Preparation for Permit Submittal

In this article we will dig into common practices on how to prepare for permit submittals.

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June 29, 2022
Permitting Pitfalls Series 3/5: 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.

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June 29, 2022
Permitting Pitfalls Series 4/5: Review is Complete/ Permit Comments

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.

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June 29, 2022
Permitting Pitfalls Series 5/5: Permit Approvals and Contractor Notification

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.

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June 22, 2022
Ground-Up Program Rollouts Depend on Many Factors

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.

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June 16, 2022
Simple Tips to Avert a Restaurant ADA Lawsuit

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.

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