Here’s a great concept. The restaurant-to-go. Bringing fine food to where the crowd is. Designers SidLee & Aedifica created the solution to this problem for the French-Canadian restaurateur Daniel Noiseux. This French seafood restaurant can be moved to where the hungry crowds are, and then at the push of a button, opened up in 90 seconds flat.
Solar power for 40% of the electricity needs makes it ideal for outdoor events. And, get this, it can be mass-produced as prefabs made from recycled shipping containers.
Now that we are not shipping to each other so much any more, there’s stacks and stacks of unwanted shipping containers piling up in ports. Recycling them into fast food restaurants makes much more sense than the one-off housing designs that we usually see them recycled into, as the fast food business lends itself to replication and mass production.
The strangely named MuvBox is a masterpiece of design for a fast-food restaurant – taking it one step further. It is literally a fast restaurant. The entire thing can be set up in 15 minutes. It can be totally closed up again for security at night and then is ready for 2 minute redeployment again in the morning.
The solar powered shipping container has a floor made of recycled tires. Environmentally friendly. And the food’s not half bad by the sound of it: Daniel Noiseux is also the owner of the Pizzaiolle restaurants in Montreal and the menu features French lobster-to-go.
The Müvbox that is set up now is located in Montreal’s Old Port. Noiseux offers a variety of dishes featuring lobster from Îles-de-la-Madeleine. The menu is fast, fresh, and local: lobster rolls, seafood pizza and other local lobster delicacies.