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checkers shipping container restaurant prototype

After about 10 years of using on-site builds, Checker’s and Rally’s are diversifying their prototypes with new options, including a shipping container build.

The sister chains recently announced the new formats, which includes an on-site build and a modular design...

50 Great Ideas
Rank Idea Location(s) Restaurant(s)
1 A smallwares sidewalk sale San Francisco Cotonga; Quince
2 Deliver a taste of catering Multiple locations Roti; Chick-fil-A
3 Butcher paper menus are on a roll N/A N/A
4 Chef for a night Multiple locations Benihana
5 Service in sign language Toronto Signs
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Design

After about 10 years of using on-site builds, Checker’s and Rally’s are diversifying their prototypes with new options, including a shipping container build. The sister chains recently announced the...