Category: Restaurant Construction

9Apr
6 Reliable Walk-in Cooler Thermometers and Thermostats
By: Max Tripodi Comments: 0

Food spoilage is a serious threat to the profitability of any restaurant. I’m sure you know all too well the razor-thin margins that many restaurants operate under. The average is 5 percent, and that’s without any food spoilage. Therefore, a restaurant that’s losing more than 5 percent of its food inventory costs to spoilage is […]

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14Feb
How to Find the Right Fixtures and Fittings for Your Farm-to-Table Restaurant Bathroom
By: Max Tripodi Comments: 0

I’ve seen the restaurant industry change dramatically over the years, and the truth is, it’s just getting started. Today’s restaurant-goers expect more than just a meal. They expect an incredible experience. And that experience doesn’t stop at an amazing meal. Every aspect of the restaurant – from the lighting when they walk in to the […]

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10Feb
Outfitting Your Restaurant with The Best Exterior Door Hardware
By: Max Tripodi Comments: 0

What people want and expect when eating out at a restaurant today is very different than what people looked for in a dining experience just a decade ago. The customer mindset used to be focused solely on the type of meal and how much it cost. Today’s guests want more than just a meal; they […]

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worst mistakes when building a restaurant
2Apr
7 Mistakes You Can Make When Building or Renovating a Restaurant
By: Max Tripodi

It is an exciting experience to be one of the first customers to discover a trendy new restaurant with delicious food, a unique concept, and a great atmosphere is an exciting experience. However, it’s not exciting when the restaurant falls flat because of building design issues that could have been easily avoided with proper planning. […]

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commercial rough inspections
18Feb
Rough Inspections For Commercial Renovations
By: Max Tripodi

Renovating an Office or Restaurant? Be Prepared for Three Rough Inspections When making renovations to a commercial space, you will encounter a variety of codes and regulations that can differ considerably depending on where the building is located. Before starting any work, be sure to thoroughly research the local requirements to know exactly what is […]

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Renovating a Restaurant
6Nov
5 Roles Of A Restaurant General Contractor
By: Max Tripodi

General contractors have a variety of responsibilities throughout the process of renovating a restaurant. Below are 5 common roles that general contractors perform with when renovating an existing restaurant. 1. Project Plans, Bidding, Permits and Scheduling Before a general contractor will bid a restaurant renovation project, he or she will review the shop drawings to […]

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Restaurant renovation
1Nov
What Are The Responsibilities Of Restaurant Owners During A Restaurant Renovation?
By: Max Tripodi Tags: , ,

The Importance Of Construction Safety For Restaurant Owners For years, restaurant renovation construction safety has been one of the most common discussions between restaurant owners and contractors. Who is responsible for what on the job site? Restaurant owners believe that it’s the project manager or contractor’s duty to secure the safety within the construction site, and […]

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restaurant renovation
30Oct
Minimum Requirements For Restaurant Plans
By: Max Tripodi

Preparing For Plan Submittal To State And Local Health Authorities In order to receive a food service permit, state and local health authorities require plans and specifications for restaurants to include how venues are constructed and equipped.  Minimum Construction Standards In fact, all food establishments are required to have an initial inspection for permitting prior […]

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Plumbing Connections in a Restaurant
23Oct
10 Common Restaurant Plumbing Connections
By: Max Tripodi

Over the years, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has created a Plan Review for Food Establishments to describe the processes for reviewing plans for the design and construction of new food establishments, as well as the redesign, remodel or conversion of existing establishments. FDA Plan Review guides set guidelines for electrical, mechanical, and plumbing […]

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Restaurant Construction Standards
28Aug
What Are Florida’s Restaurant Construction Standards?
By: Max Tripodi

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) is the governing body that creates standards regarding preparing, processing, or selling food for human consumption in the state of Florida.  They also provide guidance on basic standards for restaurant construction in Florida. All food establishments are required to have an initial inspection for permitting prior […]

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