Boxman Studios & Compass Group Complete Burrito Restaurant at UNM

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In partnership with Compass Group, University of New Mexico will open their container burrito restaurant, Fresh Box- designed, fabricated, and installed by Boxman Studios.

Fresh Box || Boxman Studios

Fresh Box || Boxman Studios

Made from a 20’ purpose-built container, the quick service restaurant is perfect for a quick meal in-between classes or a long lunch/ study session.

“Designing for the public in Albuquerque is an interesting challenge, and you see very neat architectural solutions in the area as a result,” Said Matt Wilson, Architectural Designer at Boxman Studios. “We were able to make a smart and functional space from upcycled materials that serve the students and staff efficiently. We at Boxman are happy to see the success of this installation, from concept to ribbon cutting.”

The container will be used for warm service, meaning none of the food will be cooked in the container. Instead, the kitchen and food preparation equipment will be used to store fresh produce, cool beverages and steam tortillas.

Keith Reynolds, Boxman Studios Shop Manager discusses the design and fabrication of the project. “Fresh Box at UNM was a custom built container with a built-in slope on the roof for draining & a built-in canopy to protect from weather. The unit was as wide as you can deliver over the highway without a special permit. Fresh Box was built in record time and delivered on schedule within the client’s budget. Fresh graphics on the exterior added to the already wild paint scheme. This build was an exciting one for our team.”

Fresh Box’s design elements include:

  •     Corrugated siding
  •     Vinyl wrap with exterior designs
  •     Operable linear window for ordering
  •     Sliding pick-up window
  •     Service/ access door
  •     Roofing feature to blend with the campus’s aesthetic
  •     ADA accessible site features

About Boxman Studios
At Boxman Studios, we design, develop and deploy turnkey shipping container and purpose built structure solutions to create a space for you to do what you do best. Since its inception, media outlets including Charlotte Business Journal, INC Magazine, TEDxCharlotte, Dwell Magazine, Adweek, and BIZBASH have featured CEO, David Campbell and Boxman Studios for articles, videos and innovation awards. Our team is setting new standards for the experiential marketing, advertising, food service, financial, and retail industries. When you choose to work with Boxman Studios you’re not only receiving the cost benefits from in-house engineering, fabrication and transportation resources, you’re working with industry leaders who meet deadlines, meet budgets, exceed expectations and create spaces that engineer authentic connections with your customer.

About Compass Group
Compass Group PLC is a world-leading food and support services company, which generated annual revenues of £17.1 billion in the year to 30 September 2014. It operates in over 50 countries, employs over 500,000 people and serves over 4 billion meals every year. The Company specializes in providing food and a range of support services across the core sectors of Business & Industry, Healthcare & Seniors, Education, Defense, Offshore & Remote, Sports & Leisure and Vending with an established brand portfolio.

About University of New Mexico
Founded in 1889 as New Mexico’s flagship institution, The University of New Mexico now occupies nearly 800 acres near old Route 66 in the heart of Albuquerque, a metropolitan area of more than 500,000 people. From the magnificent mesas to the west, past the banks of the historic Rio Grande to the Sandia Mountains to the east, Albuquerque is a blend of culture and cuisine, styles and stories, people, pursuits and panoramas.

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