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A Shipping Container Restaurant? Bon Appétit!

Posted on May 20, 2020 by Garrett Crocker

As we’ve mentioned time and time again on this blog, you can transform a shipping container into pretty much anything. Office spaces, sheds, apartments, pools, and so much more

But did you know you can also turn a shipping container into a restaurant? Yep. A full-fledged restaurant with a kitchen, dishwashing station, deep fryer, booths, tables, chairs, a bar — you name it! If it belongs in a restaurant, it can go inside a shipping container transformed into a restaurant.

Skeptical? We don’t blame you. From the outside looking in, it seems hardly worth contemplating turning a boxy, rugged, corrugated steel shipping container into a cozy restaurant complete with shipping container kitchen, delicate tablecloths, candles, and servers wearing white aprons.

But at Container Stop, we know just how much a shipping container inspires human ingenuity and creativity. As we just mentioned, we’ve turned shipping containers into all sorts of public and private spaces. The modular design of these containers means you can make a restaurant of just about any size and shape.

One Of A Kind

Consider just one world-famous example: Jerry Wu’s Flyin’ Moose in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan. It was constructed with seven containers to make a one-of-a-kind, two-story shipping container restaurant.

“Customers will be surprised and ask ‘What are you doing with containers?’” Wu told the Los Angeles Times.

What are we doing with containers?

So very much, indeed.

Look how cool and chic these shipping container restaurants are. From Toronto’s Market 707 to Portland, Oregon’s, Aprisa Mexican Cuisine all the way down to actual Mexico for DK Puerto Morelos, these and other innovative restaurants, food carts, and eateries are changing what it means to go out for dinner.

“Piggybacking off the tiny house and food truck trends,” writes Architectural Digest, “a growing number of eateries are popping up inside shipping containers. Converted into veritable kitchens, the trend doesn’t stop with one type of cuisine. The catch is that these are not merely pop-ups: they’re here to stay — and the surrounding al fresco spaces are part of the design.”

In fact, there are now so many restaurants made out of shipping containers that it’s helped create an online industry dedicated to ranking them!

Container Stop

Container Stop is your first stop for containers that can be turned into restaurants — or any other kind of dwelling, for that matter. Based in Paso Robles, California, we can even deliver your container to you, regardless of your location.

Building with shipping containers means developing a commercial kitchen without the high costs associated with modern restaurant real estate.

We offer storage and eco-friendly shipping container solutions to a growing number of satisfied customers. What can Container Stop do for you? Get in touch with us today! We’re excited to tell you about the many uses for a recycled shipping container.

Our Box, Your Dream!

We’ve built cabins, garden sheds, and tack rooms with our containers. Have an idea for your shipping container? Let us know!

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