When people ask the question, “What can you build with storage containers?” they get a long list of answers because there is almost no limit to what you can do. In recent years, it has become incredibly popular to convert storage containers into businesses like retail stores, pop-up shops, and even office spaces. However, converting these steel shipping containers into a restaurant has to be one of the most popular cargo container modifications that people make. There are several reasons why shipping containers make for great businesses in general, but restaurants more specifically. Here are a few of them:
They Offer a Unique Dining Experience
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of restaurants in a major city. That breeds extreme competition for business. That where the 40-foot shipping container comes into play. They make your restaurant stand out as a unique dining experience, which people will try because of the ambiance. It will also help retain customers because when people think of a restaurant to go to, who doesn’t think about the time they ate dinner from a shipping container? In other words, by offering a unique dining experience you’ll be able to do more covers as a restaurant with less need to market yourself.
They Can Act as a Pop-Up Restaurant
Food trucks have rapidly grown in popularity over recent years, as people have come to find out that you can get incredibly high-quality food out of them while enjoying a more casual experience. For food truck owners, they don’t have to spend as much on a rental space and are able to go to where customers are going to be. Many of these advantages are shared by shipping container restaurants. By their nature, shipping containers are portable. This means that if there is going to be a large crowd of people, the entire restaurant can be moved to where they’re going to be, creating a better opportunity. This ability to pop-up in different locations gives restaurants based in shipping containers an edge over traditional brick and mortar ones and even lets you adjust your semi-permanent location if the one you’re initially based in doesn’t draw a crowd.
They are More Affordable Than a Traditional Space
One of the biggest benefits of choosing a modified shipping container over a traditional brick and mortar restaurant space is that it is much more affordable. For one, there is no rent that you need to pay for an existing space. Secondly, there is no cost to construction if you choose to buy land and build the restaurant yourself. This means that no matter what your shipping container restaurant is going to cost less to open than a traditional restaurant. Now, consider how much less maintenance needs to be done on a storage container than a traditional space, and it’s easy to see why many people choose these non-traditional spaces as a way of saving money alone.
They are Customizable to Fit Your Needs
There really is no limit to the question, “What can you build with storage containers?” That’s because they are truly customizable to fit your needs as a customer. This, in turn, means you can best serve the needs of your own customers. For restaurants, this may mean that you offer dining space for guests. It could also mean that you have an extra-large kitchen and refrigeration system to better serve as many customers as possible. Whatever you need, these customizable units can provide, which helps you stay successful as a restaurant.
What can you build with storage containers? Almost anything you want and considering that out of the 17 million shipping containers that exist in the world, 11 million are unused, there’s plenty of availability to recycle and convert these containers. So, stop wondering what can you build with storage containers. Start wondering what will you build with a storage container.