Healthy lifestyle eatery creates flexible base model for today’s market
Oklahoma City, OK (RestaurantNews.com) Coolgreens has teamed up with Interplan – a full-service architecture and engineering firm – to design a flexible prototype that can expand or contract in size based on market Coolgreens Partners with Interplan to Develop Innovative New Prototype Designconditions.
Coolgreens’ new base prototype utilizes a consistent kitchen design but allows franchisees to flex the space in the front of house as needed. Compared to its current 2,000-square-foot model, the adaptable prototype allows franchisees to choose a space ranging from 1,000 to 2,200-square-feet, as well as elements such as a drive-thru and/or dine-in seating.
“We are very excited that the Coolgreens team chose us to bring their design to life,” said Interplan Managing Director Patrick Ringlever. “2020 completely changed the game for restaurant needs, so having a flexible prototype that allows the ability to take advantage of second-generation space will be incredibly valuable. We look forward to helping Coolgreens implement this innovative plan that will fit different footprints.”
“At Coolgreens, we believe that it’s essential to be nimble and able to pivot where necessary to meet the needs of the market,” said Coolgreens CEO Robert Lee. “Our team developed a more efficient store design last year, and with Interplan’s help, now we have the ability to take advantage of a much broader array of space opportunities. This gives our franchisees a competitive advantage because now they will be able to locate and secure different retail spaces that were not previously possible.”
Coolgreens is a healthy lifestyle eatery committed to making the communities it serves a better place to live by creating healthy, fresh, made-to-order creations. The menu caters to a variety of lifestyles and diets, featuring signature salads, wraps, grain bowls, and sandwiches. Founded in 2009, Coolgreens currently has 11 corporate and franchise fast-casual restaurants in Oklahoma, Texas, Nebraska and Florida. The brand also offers franchising opportunities through its Coolgreens Market® – a smart refrigerator that enables consumers to grab healthy, chef-inspired meals on-the-go – as well as through virtual/ghost kitchens. Coolgreens was named one of FastCasual’s 2020 Top 100 Movers & Shakers and one of USA Today’s Best Airport Grab-And-Go Dining destinations. To learn more about Coolgreens, please visit coolgreens.com.