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5 Ways to Use Shipping Containers for Food Service


Shipping container kitchens are trending for 2019. With more and more people interested in opening their first container restaurant, this trend is getting noticed by customers who crave something different. Traditional store fronts and large spaces cost too much to rent, lease and own these days. Storage containers come with a lower price tag, making this a more cost effective and versatile option for those in the food service business.

Here are five examples of how shipping containers can be used for food service.

1.    Full Restaurant

While the most challenging of all listed here to implement, full-service restaurants using storage containers make a great choice. They are functionally identical to other restaurants you may have visited in the past, yet these stand-alone eateries do all the prep work, cooking, grilling, frying, and baking on-site inside the container.

With a storage container, you can be more flexible with your seating, menu, staff and décor. Just be prepared to pay extra for the bells and whistles.

2.     Beverage Service

If you want to just serve alcohol, such as on the beach, a container is perfect for storing kegs, taps, soda machines, beer coolers and glasses. There’s room for some seating, bar tenders and equipment, giving you the perfect environment in which to interact with customers and make a name for yourself in a central location.

3.    Concessions

These simple set-ups are perfect for games, sporting events, festivals, fairs, concerts, and other events, typically consisting of pre-packaged food and drink. You’ll need a cooler, cash register,  and room for equipment like hotdog roasters or popcorn machines. You’ll also need shelving to place pre-packaged foods like chips and cookies. This type of container only serves as a distribution point, with no cooking or prepping on site.

4.     Warm Service/Commissary

With this kind of kitchen, you can serve fresh-made food sans the added expense of an industrial oven and hood. With a commissary, you do all your cooking and prepping off site, then, bring everything to the container for distribution. You will need to equip your container with the tools and equipment necessary to warm and assemble your dishes prior to serving to customers.

5.    Teaching/Showroom Kitchen

Teaching kitchens and showrooms must include high levels of finishes and special lighting to appeal to your audience. Everything must sparkle and look perfect! You’ll need to incorporate an AV system while making sure you include all the functions of an industrial kitchen.

Whether you want to serve gourmet cuisine or light snacks, shipping containers are ideal for housing kitchens of all shapes and sizes.

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If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, request a quote on our storage and shipping containers today.


Creative Uses for Shipping Containers

Shipping containers aren’t just used for shipping stuff. They have lots of creative uses outside of the transportation industry. The possibilities are endless, from homes and offices to restaurants and hotels. Let’s take a look at some of the many creative uses of shipping containers.

Hotels and Homes

Cargo containers have an alternate niche as base structures for hotels, which can operate as either transportable structures or permanently-established constructions. For those who want a little more permanency yet like minimalist living, such containers can also be converted into homes, many of which are solar powered for an eco-friendly approach.

Studios and Art Galleries

Shipping containers provide the perfect space for awe-inspiring studio workshops that reflect the uniqueness of the artist. Reprocessing cargo containers into art galleries and display centers can highlight and showcase anything from artwork to photography, with attractive lighting capabilities that can be optimized for the space.

Saunas and Pools

How would you like your own personal relaxation haven? A container-modified sauna could be the perfect place to relax, get a good steam, and sweat out all those toxins. Shipping containers also make great swimming pools due to their dimensions and sturdy construction. The best part is, these pools can be free-standing so you don’t have to break ground and deal with costly excavation.

Fitness Centers and Home Gyms

 This is a cost efficient way to outfit your home with a gym or even provide fitness center services to the public. These well-equipped gymnasiums and fitness centers can be placed in schools, homes, and strip malls.

Temporary Shops

Shipping containers can be used as temporary structures for pop-up stores when specialty events are needed. They can also be transported, which means set-up and tear-down for short-lived events is minimized.


By their very nature, shipping containers are long and narrow, forming a natural hallway ideal for placing computer workstations. A row of desks with a computer placed at each can transform into an affordable and functional tech lab.

Workshops and Studio Spaces

Shipping containers are great for home craftsmen who want privacy and a dedicated space for storing tools and creating projects. Perfect for the DIY enthusiast or professional artist, containers as makeshift workshops and studios can provide small spaces for focused work on a budget.

Emergency Hospitals and Disaster Shelters

When health emergencies arise, it’s important for health care providers to have a mobile workstation as part of their emergency preparedness planning. They can be moved from site to site, going wherever is needed to tend to injuries arising from bombings, earthquakes, hurricanes and much more.

In the same vein, they can also be used as temporary disaster shelters when natural disasters strike, designed to aid those who have been suddenly displaced.

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Are you looking to rent or purchase a shipping container for a creative use? Contact us today in Sanger, Ross or Dallas to learn more.


New Office Complex in Fort Worth Made with 120 Shipping Containers

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Innovation at its best, inspiring a unique business park with multiple uses

Container King, your storage office specialists, has completed its newest project: a brand new unique business park located in Tarrant County called Box Office Warehouse Suites. Contracted to build the complex by RDS Investments, Container King is proud of its latest creation featuring innovative office, warehouse and retail space for lease built entirely from shipping containers. This comfortable, compact, professional space in Fort Worth sits just south of Alliance Airport, west of I-35 at the Golden Triangle exit.

Constructed entirely out of 120 one-trip shipping containers, this inspiring project includes:

  • A two-story beauty salon made out of 10 containers with 24 individual suites.
  • Five retail space groupings designed with expansion for each tenant in mind, featuring all-glass storefronts.
  • 14 office groupings with warehouse/garage spaces and optional living quarters above the retail/warehouse space, including patios, innovative staircases and ADA-compliant bathrooms.
  • Innovative paint colors, including TCU purple/gray

Building a Dream… One Storage Container at a Time

box office salon and spaThis project has been a work in progress, and we are finally proud to see it come to fruition. This labor of love is a comprehensive project that started with our team at Container King assisting in the design project and planning phases. At our yard, we completed the welding, cut the openings, installed doors and windows, built stairwell frames and sealing, painted the containers, and performed a portion of the carpentry work.

On-site, we worked as the general contractor to complete the project, handling all aspects of the project. RDS Investments is a real estate company that was attracted to our capabilities and experience exemplified by our team’s history of building more than 100 container projects. These projects include:

  • Container offices: for external customers and for in-house rental fleet
  • Hunting cabins
  • Container homes where the container was extended to 10 feet vs. eight feet
  • Double wide container homes made with two containers
  • Specialized oil field containers, including a mobile pump house, a complex modular water treatment system to remove bacteria from fracking water so the water is safe to return to the environment.

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Interior Photos from the Office Park

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