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    6 reasons to invest in a shipping container restaurant

    3D rendering of shipping container restaurant

    Always dreamt of opening your own pop-up restaurant?

    More and more entrepreneurs are ditching traditional bricks and mortar in favour of shipping container restaurants, and here at Gap Containers – we’re not surprised!

    Despite their rugged exterior, these empty steel boxes can be converted into chic, modern eateries with the equipment you need to whip up tasty food and drinks inside. They create a unique environment that attracts customers and can be modified to suit your ever-changing needs.

    If you’re eager to find out more about our shipping container conversions and why you should consider investing in one for your restaurant, read on.


    1. Mobile

    Struggling to drum up custom for your new pop-up business? Perhaps you’d like to take your products to an upcoming event? Fear not – shipping container restaurants can be easily relocated, meaning you can up sticks and move to an area that receives more foot traffic, instead of being stuck in one place.


    2. Durable

    Primarily designed for transportation, shipping containers are strong and durable. They ensure the contents inside remain safe – regardless of the weather conditions. That means, when they are converted into catering units, they provide a sturdy solution for serving up delicious food, and offer a warm and welcoming environment for guests to take a seat (and shelter from the rain).


    3. Low-maintenance

    Shipping container restaurants can last anywhere up to 25 years and require little to no maintenance. You simply have to make sure the doors are on a level surface, oil the door hinges regularly and grease the locking rods. Cleaning dirt and rust will also help to prolong the container’s lifespan and ensure your pop-up restaurant looks appealing – both inside and out.


    Examples of container restaurants


    4. Eco-friendly

    Buying a used shipping container, and converting it into a café or restaurant, is not only more affordable than buying a brand new one, but will also benefit the environment. This is because it reduces the impact of using conventional construction materials (i.e. brick, cement and wood) and energy used.


    5. Efficient

    Whether you’re a start-up chef or experienced restaurateur, the hardest part is getting your business off the ground. However, shipping container restaurants make the process smooth, fast and fuss-free. These steel boxes can be tailored to suit your style needs and your menu in a very short space of time – allowing you to get up and running sooner rather than later.


    6. Cost-effective

    The price you’ll pay to convert a shipping container can vary depending on numerous factors, including the age and condition of the container itself and your style requirements. However, hiring or buying a shipping container will cost you less than renting permanent premises, allowing you to save money and put it towards supplies, decorations and marketing tools. All things that will drive more revenue for your business.


    Shipping container restaurant created by Gap Containers


    Ready to invest in a shipping container restaurant?

    If you’re looking to start up a mobile food business and want to save time and money whilst being eco-friendly at the same time, a converted shipping container from Gap Containers could be perfect for you.

    As a premium supplier of shipping containers, we provide some of the lowest prices around and can tailor them to suit your needs and budget. Just let our team know what you have in mind, and we’ll do everything we can to create your dream shipping container restaurant.

    To discuss your requirements with our experts, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us by calling 0870 240 9405. We’re always on hand and will happily provide you with a free, no-obligation quote.


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