Shipping Container restaurants and coffee shops are becoming increasingly popular across the UK.

As well as being a cheaper option, their sturdy exteriors and steel frames make them easy to modify. Sleek and stylish, they are efficient, eco-friendly and easy to maintain. They are also easy to construct and dismantle.

Many popular brands such as Starbucks now use these containers regularly and with pop up mall giant Boxpark on the increase, it’s no wonder that more and more independent restaurateurs are starting to see their many benefits.

With over a decade in design and installation projects UK wide, RDA know what it takes to bring a catering project to life and are currently seeing more and more clients opting for shipping containers.

Neil Addyman, a director at RDA, explains: “A container restaurant or coffee shop can really help with your budget. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on buying a building and renovating it, the containers are pre-fabricated, so you don’t have to even think about the construction process.

“They also make great use of space, so you can do a lot with a small space. For instance, you can include a small outside seating area with the indoor dining space without having to invest in more space. They can also make a good temporary replacement if you are busy renovating your actual building, meaning you can keep your business up and running.”

He added: “The best part about shipping container’s is that you can have a lot of fun with the exterior. Restaurants need to be extremely attractive and welcoming. You can make unique and interesting exteriors that will help make an impression with customers.

“So, if you are looking for high quality in small units – a container restaurant or coffee shop could be the answer!”

To find out how RDA can help you with your next catering project please call 0844 873 4993 or visit or Portfolio pages

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