Figuring out what restaurant design professionals you need for your project can be challenging to say the least. Deciding on critical factors like food menu, décor, form of service, pricing and location demands the help of professionals dealing in different disciplines of the same industry.  Some potential entrepreneur may have a great taste for the local food and might also have an amazing location to start with, but that’s still half of the equation since the professional who are really in the lap of the industry, knows what people and the market demands.

Every town, in every county, in every state have different requirements for what restaurant design professionals need to be involved in a project to acquire permits for construction. Additionally, the level of construction that will be required for the project will also dictate who will need to be employed to ensure all codes are met.

Depending on the location of the project, and should there me a small amount of construction needed, such as no changes to the structure of the building, Mise Designs can generate complete construction drawings that can be used by a General Contractor in a format called Design Build. Developing a project in this format is where the professional construction documents that we create, along with the license of the contractor act as enough verification for some code officials to ensure all building and health codes will be met throughout the design and construction process. Conversely, in most major cities, most permitting authorities require licensed architects and engineers be involved in every aspect of the project. Once we are contracted for any project, we always assist our clients in finding out exactly what professionals will be needed for the project, and if needed, provide access to our vast pool of professionals that they can interview and subsequently hire for their project.

As mentioned previously, the size and the scope of the restaurant would dictate the amount of restaurant design professionals are needed to help in this regard, but here is a list of the possible professionals  that may be required:

  • Foodservice Design Consultant
  • Architect
  • Equipment Dealer
  • Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing Engineer (MEP)
  • Structural Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Interior Designer
  • General Contractor
  • Plumbing, Electrical, HVACR Sub Contractors

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