Bradley's custom shipping container kitchen at Winter Park Resort built by ROXBOX Containers.

All About Our Shipping Container Kitchens - And Why You Need One

Bradley's custom shipping container kitchen at Winter Park Resort built by ROXBOX Containers.

 

RoxBox Shipping Container Kitchens

 

RoxBox shipping container kitchens are purpose-built for take-away, drive-through, and delivery service. RoxBox purpose-built modular container manufacturing allows entrepreneurs and established businesses in the food and beverage industry to design exactly what they need for their business to be successful.

For anyone in the foodservice and restaurant industry, the kitchen is the heart of the business. You need a kitchen space that’s functional and easy-to-use, as well as ready for service, aesthetically pleasing, and built to your needs. With our commercial and commissary kitchens, you’ll get all of this and more.

They are fully customizable so you can design the perfect commercial kitchen, commissary kitchen, ghost kitchen, dark kitchen, virtual restaurant, or cloud kitchen. Container kitchens allow new businesses to get to market faster and established businesses to open new locations for a fraction of the cost of a traditional build-out.

Our shipping container kitchens are purpose-built to order and take into account our clients’ requirements, specifications, and preferences. We want them to succeed in their business and keep their guests satisfied and returning. So how do we do this, and how can you get started? Read on for more!

 

 

 

 

Features, applications, and modifications

 

At RoxBox Containers, our shipping container kitchens come with a variety of features, applications, and modifications designed to fit your specific needs. With our commercial kitchens, you’ll have applications for beverage and warm service, drive-through, full-service restaurants, and concessions. You’ll also have access to turnkey appliances and more land availability, given the small footprint of the kitchen.

 

 

Utility and functionality

 

Our shipping container kitchens are purpose built with the exact utility and functionality your kitchen requires. Our kitchens are sprayed with closed cell spray foam insulation, equipped with electric heaters, water storage, commercial lighting, electrical and plumbing, and as well as custom upgrades. Our containers are also built to local and state regulations and health codes, and they’re also easily built for ADA compliance. Our purpose built design allows you can choose the energy source you’d like to use, whether it’s on generator, grid, or clean energy solar.

When you build with us, you’ll also get a container that’s weatherproof and built to prevent theft and vandalism. Ready to deploy at just a moment’s notice, our commercial kitchens can serve hundreds of people at a time and can be easily upgraded in the future.

 

 

A sleek, pleasing aesthetic

 

When you build a customized commercial kitchen with us, you’re not just getting functionality. You’re also getting a state-of-the-art, sleek unit that adds to the ambiance and experience of your guests. The exterior can look like a container or regular building, with metal framing throughout, and includes stainless steel wall coverings, exterior paint, and even sign mounts for easy branding

 

Why you need a shipping container Kitchen

 

So why do you need a shipping container kitchen, and why choose us? Our commercial kitchens are crafted with purpose-built design and are secure, durable, and mobile. With one of our kitchens, you’ll have a sleek, modern look that grabs attention and gets people talking – and you can take it anywhere. Our kitchens are also super efficient for setup or take-down, allowing you to be able to set up shop in just minutes.

Not only will you have a functional, easy-to-use commercial kitchen, but you’ll also provide a memorable experience for your customers that will keep them coming back. Additionally, shipping containers are an affordable option that will yield a great return for your business and are highly adaptable to a wide variety of uses. No matter what your needs, we will be able to meet and exceed your expectations.

 

 

 

 

The RoxBox Process

 

At RoxBox Containers, our top priority is getting to know you, who your customers are, and what needs you have. That’s why as we start the process of developing your customized kitchen, we’ll spend time getting to know you and your client base so we can deliver the product of your dreams.

We have a 4 phase approach where we’ll work closely with you so that your vision and ideas come to life. But it doesn’t stop there, throughout the build process you’ll be able to follow along through our interactive project management software. This way, you can monitor progress and communicate easily during the entire project timeline, which usually averages two months.

 

 

 

Start building today

 

At RoxBox Containers, we have sound knowledge of building regulations and a passion for bringing our clients’ dreams to life. You can be assured that we will provide expert guidance throughout the process and will take into account all your specifications and requirements.

Ready to get started on building your commercial kitchen? Contact us today for a quote for your new customized unit.

 

 

 

Bradley's custom shipping container kitchen at Winter Park Resort built by ROXBOX Containers.
Bradley's custom shipping container kitchen at Winter Park Resort built by ROXBOX Containers.
Bradley's custom shipping container kitchen at Winter Park Resort built by ROXBOX Containers.
Bradley's custom shipping container kitchen at Winter Park Resort built by ROXBOX Containers.
Bradley's custom shipping container kitchen at Winter Park Resort built by ROXBOX Containers.

Rendering of one of ROXBOX Containers healthcare shipping container units, used for ICU/exam rooms, vaccine distribution, laboratories, drive-thru covid testing, treatment rooms, and more.

Can Shipping Container Clinics Be The Solution To U.S Coronavirus Vaccine Distribution?

Rendering of one of ROXBOX Containers healthcare shipping container units, used for ICU/exam rooms, vaccine distribution, laboratories, drive-thru covid testing, treatment rooms, and more.

Is help on the way?

World health officials are increasingly optimistic that a usable vaccine is near to fight the novel coronavirus. Researchers linked to the Center for Global Development estimate with an 85% probability that a vaccine will be ready by 2021.  According to the World Health Organization 8 vaccine candidates in progress are near to achieving the final stage of testing, which will give the global economy a much-needed boost. While this news is some of the most positive we have seen in months regarding the coronavirus, the news does not come without major manufacturing challenges and issues of scale. Governments across the world are concentrated on the historic task of getting vaccines to their people effectively and quickly.

 

U.S Vaccine Distribution Scale

The U.S is currently planning the manufacture and delivery of more than 300 million safe and efficient vaccines. The two federal agencies tasked are the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Defense (DoD). Their distribution strategy is called Operation Warp Speed. The goal of Operation warp speed is to

“produce and deliver 300 million doses of safe and effective vaccines with the initial doses available by January 2021, as part of a broader strategy to accelerate the development, manufacturing, and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics (collectively known as countermeasures).”

HHS.gov

The supply, production, and distribution of the vaccine is an intra-governmental endeavor. According to recent news, distribution is one area where the project is falling behind. In a letter to governors, the Centers for Disease Controls director Dr. Robert Redfield explained distribution centers need to be up running by the first of November. With the tremendous amount of work that needs to be done, shipping container clinics are proving to be a viable solution and may help expedite the process of setting up the distribution centers.

Benefits of Shipping Container Vaccine Clinics

Storied History

There is a long global history with the use of shipping containers in; disasters, outbreaks, low patient density, severe climates, and conflict zones. Hospitals and doctors’ offices can focus on what they do best. Shipping container vaccine clinics reduce the traffic into the central facility and help maintain its space and employees from being overwhelmed.

Constructibility

To date, shipping containers are used as the primary mode of transport in global commerce because they are portable, secure, and structurally strong enough to be stacked high on top of each other. They can also be manufactured quicker than other building methods. The lean manufacturing factory-built approach provides an efficient assembly line process within a controlled environment, which can provide greater quality in a shorter time.

Shipping Container Supply

The supply of shipping containers is a valuable building asset, more than 19,000 shipping containers enter the U.S every day. The domestic stock of containers allows for container vaccine clinics to be manufactured locally with a limited need for long-distance shipping.

Reuse & Repurpose

Shipping container clinics and shipping container hospitals can be long-term solutions for future pandemics, natural disaster response, or community-wide requirements. When the vaccine distribution is complete the containers can be repurposed into; triage rooms, exam rooms, infusion rooms, treatment rooms, testing facilities, laboratories, patient rooms, quarantine rooms, isolation rooms, or surge space for non-critical care. If the containers are not repurposed they can be used for U.S medical stock for the next 40+ years. If another pandemic happens the containers can be brought out of stock and fitted with current medical technology.

Design

The shipping container clinic modular design accommodates mobile site arrangements depending on population requirements. Shipping container vaccine clinics are designed to be hospital-grade; fitted with climate control, air quality, storage, electrical wiring, plumbing, doors, security, and furnishings.

Sustainability

Shipping container clinics can be designed with LEED green building concepts specifically for the healthcare field. Clean energy power can be generated through containerized deployable solar energy which can save money compared to diesel generators, while not releasing C02 emissions. HVAC can be run off of solar panels on the roof of the container hospital, which is one of the largest energy needs in buildings. RoxBox can provide solar-powered refrigeration and/or freezer containers to keep vaccines at the necessary temperature – allowing for remote vaccine distribution hubs.

The RoxBox Promise

RoxBox has teamed up with RK Mission Critical, TreanorHL, Martin/Martin Inc, and Cator Ruma & Associates to build Offsite-Manufactured Health Care Facilities out of shipping containers. This multi-organizational endeavor extends assistance in building the infrastructure required to combat the COVID-19 Pandemic. Our crisis management team has specialized knowledge in the container construction and modular construction industry and we are willing to allocate our many resources to assist in this crisis!

 

Rendering of the inside of one of ROXBOX Containers healthcare shipping container units, used for ICU/exam rooms, vaccine distribution, laboratories, drive-thru covid testing, treatment rooms, and more.
Rendering of one of ROXBOX Containers healthcare shipping container units, used for ICU/exam rooms, vaccine distribution, laboratories, drive-thru covid testing, treatment rooms, and more.

ROXBOX Containers shipping container patio built for Odell Brewing Co. in the RiNo Art District of Denver, Colorado.

Outdoor Patios Made Out of Shipping Containers for a COVID-19 Winter

RoxBox Containers introduces a new and innovative way to ensure restaurants and events can operate through the pandemic winter with shipping container outdoor patios. 

Based in Denver, CO, RoxBox has been creating beautiful and innovative spaces out of shipping containers for years. Having worked with numerous food and beverage concepts with our other containerized solutions for kitchens and bars, we wanted to help our restaurateur and event friends with a better solution than Chinese-made plastic tents.

Per a recent 9News article & video:

In July, the Colorado Restaurant Association (CRA) asked 170 restaurants if they think they will still be open in six months. 65% said they were not sure.

“We’re extremely worried about what winter looks like,” CRA’s President and CEO Sonia Riggs said. “Some restaurants are going to do whatever they can to take advantage of that outdoor seating as long as possible, and others just say they don’t know whether it’s worth it or not.”

Sonia Riggs

Let’s try and make sure more restaurant shutdowns don’t happen here in Colorado!
Introducing the PatioBox:

PatioBox comes in 4 different models with numerous upgrade options like roof-top decks:

  • X-Large  – 2×40’HC double-door containers modified & combined to create maximum space with multiple openings, lights + electrical, heaters, and 3 glass roll-up doors
  • Large – 2×40’HC containers combined w/ openings, lights + electrical, and heaters
  • Medium – 1×40’HC double-door container w/ lights + electrical and heaters
  • Small – 1×20’HC container w/ two openings, lights + electrical and heaters

PatioBox allows for a heated and rad space with circulation to allow for continued revenue through the winter even with COVID-19 restrictions. By adhering to CDPHE guidelines, we’ve created multiple different temporary outdoor patio models with heaters that will fit in innumerable spaces and allow for continued operation through winter – plus they look way cooler than a tent. These structures can ultimately be integrated into a more long-term development plan and have optional roof-top decks.

We also have other Food & Beverage shipping container units to combat COVID-19 barriers:

  • Bars
  • Kitchens
  • Pick-Up/Delivery Kiosks

Certain PatioBox models are available for rent/lease and we also offer financing for those interested in purchasing. For a limited time, we will be supporting local organizations by offering discounts/ lowering prices – the struggle is real and we’re trying to help.

There will only be a limited number of PatioBox units available. 

Winter is coming…

 

The Block Distilling Company custom shipping container patio seating area built by ROXBOX Containers.
The Block Distilling Company custom shipping container patio seating area built by ROXBOX Containers.
The Block Distilling Company custom shipping container patio seating area built by ROXBOX Containers.
ROXBOX Containers shipping container patio built for Odell Brewing Co. in the RiNo Art District of Denver, Colorado.
ROXBOX Containers shipping container patio built for Odell Brewing Co. in the RiNo Art District of Denver, Colorado.
Inside Odell Brewing Co.'s custom shipping container patio in the RiNo Art District of Denver, Colorado, built by ROXBOX Containers.
Custom mural on Odell Brewing Co.'s custom shipping container patio in the RiNo Art District of Denver, Colorado, built by ROXBOX Containers.

ROXBOX Containers Shipping Container Bar at Smuttynose Brewing Company Beer Garden at Tuscan Village

Now on Tap: RoxBox BeerCan Brings the Container Bar Trend to Life

Meet The BeerCan Container Bar

RoxBox is reimagining the classic bar and beer garden to create an immersive drinking experience. Today’s crowd wants unique brews and they want their drinking experiences to be just that: experiences. How do you get the edge you need to pull in customers? How do you address COVID concerns and create an outdoor bar experience?

Sometimes the best way to think outside the box is to transform the box itself. That’s what BeerCan is all about: a pioneering shipping container bar that’s been refined over the past 3 years to create a badass and efficient bar.

The Benefits of an Awesome Container Bar

No matter what event you have on the horizon – or if you’re looking for a turn-key beer garden solution for your brewery, bar, or restaurant – a great CONEX bar has everything you need to make it a success, starting with a few top benefits.

1. Options Galore

It doesn’t get much more customizable than the BeerCan. You can take the container bar anywhere. You can install it in almost any location. Its cooling system will work with either grid-connected power, solar power, or a generator.

From multiple serving windows, sinks, multiple containers for a custom layout, speakers, TVs, different bar tops and barbacks, and painted or branded to your preference  – there are numerous options that RoxBox can build to create your own custom shipping container bar.

No container bar is complete without the optional rooftop deck for a VIP area or to set up a socially distant DJ or band.

You can also easily add in the ability to serve liquor to create a full-service shipping container bar. And with multiple serving windows, this container bar creates efficiencies to allow you to serve hundreds of guests per hour. 

2. Attention-Grabbing Designs

If you’re heading to a festival or another big event, chances are that you’ll be one of the dozens of beer options for customers to choose from. Gone are the days of warm beer with copious foam out of a jockey box. The BeerCan is the perfect way to stand out among all the lowly tents and coolers. Customers will happily pass up a foamy beer from a tub of ice for your tap-fresh brews. 

3. Built-in Walk-in Cooler

If you’re selling beer out of a tent, ice is just about your only way to keep it cool. It’s heavy and messy and it takes up way too much space.

BeerCan’s proprietary self-cooling capabilities let you skip all that hassle. No more ice or jockey boxes. Just perfectly chilled beer on tap in your own shipping container taproom w/ your preferred size walk-in cooler keeping your beer and booze at whatever temperature you desire.

Combine the sustainable methodology of the upcycled shipping container with our patent-pending solar-powered refrigeration system to create an off-grid and fully sustainable bar like no one has ever seen or experienced.

4. Proven ROI

With enough thirsty patrons, the BeerCan generates sales within days that cover the cost of the unit. Social distancing orders have forced many to reimagine the guest experience and move them outside so take advantage of this change and create significant revenue in your parking lot, unused land, or backlot.

An experience in and of itself, this shipping container bar creates engaged guests that will make your brand the talk of the town (and social media). Set up Beer Pong on your roof-top deck and watch as guests create viral content around your custom shipping container bar. 

Case Study

Joyride Brewing Company was able to sell through over 60 kegs for a whopping $55,000 worth of beer in only 6 hours with nearly zero waste using the extremely efficient BeerCan container bar. They paid for the cost of their bar with one event! 

Taking the Container Bar Trend to Your Customers

If you’re looking for a new way to make your next event easier and more successful, it doesn’t get better than the BeerCan container bar. For breweries, bars, and restaurants looking at establishing an outdoor drinking area or beer garden, there’s no better solution than an innovative and sustainable shipping container bar from RoxBox Containers. To get the details for yourself, get a free quote for a BeerCan of your own or check out our rental options.

We hope the BeerCan can help you move more booze and make you more revenue in these tough times.

Custom shipping container bar built by ROXBOX Containers for Two Parts Denver.
:eft Hand Brewing Company custom shipping container bar built by ROXBOX Containers.
ROXBOX Containers Shipping Container Bar built or Two Parts Denver
ROXBOX Containers Shipping Container Bar at Smuttynose Brewing Company Beer Garden at Tuscan Village
ROXBOX Containers custom shipping container bar with walk-in cooler and tap system built for Smuttynose Brewing Co.

Rendering of one of ROXBOX Containers healthcare shipping container units, used for ICU/exam rooms, vaccine distribution, laboratories, drive-thru covid testing, treatment rooms, and more.

How Shipping Containers Can Help COVID-19 Patients Receive Faster Care

TreanorHL’s Health studio has teamed up with RK Mission Critical in Colorado to design modular health spaces in response to the pandemic COVID-19. TreanorHL Principal Steve Carr led the design of containerized isolation and exam room modules in less than a week that can be manufactured in about six weeks. These modules are designed to be fitted out of shipping containers.

What health systems need:

Currently, the spaces in most immediate need include:

  • Triage rooms
  • Exam rooms
  • Infusion rooms
  • Treatment rooms
  • Testing facilities / laboratories
  • Patient rooms
  • Quarantine rooms
  • Isolation rooms
  • Surge space for non-critical care

Short- to medium-term needs include ICU rooms and supplemental care facilities, and longer-term needs include ICU patient rooms, non-critical care facilities and permanent housing, in addition to existing needs to address supply chain shortages.

“Health systems are looking for very quick and temporary solutions for COVID-19 needs on the immediate horizon,” says Carr. Banner Health, for example, has hospital locations in Colorado, Arizona, and California. They have found that indoor solutions in spaces such as convention centers, schools, and hotels are beneficial because they are already weather-proof and can pull power and utilities from the existing facilities.

These modular health units are currently designed to run off of generators for speed of use and cost, but also have an alternative for solar power that could be easily implemented. They can also be manufactured quickly. A factory-built method allows an efficient assembly line process within a controlled environment, which has proven to provide higher quality in less time.

UCHealth and SCL Health in Colorado have also expressed interest in using this modular solution to increase available treatment space, as it is manufactured locally and would not require shipping long distances. Its availability not only benefits healthcare systems during peak times in patient numbers, but also provides a potential long-term solution for a future pandemic or community-wide needs.

The challenge of COVID-19—and any pandemic

Particularly important for COVID-19 patients are isolation and decentralization. Similar to an approach used in South Korea to combat hospital bed shortages, this modular solution can push facilities into urban or rural hotspots, allowing patients to be treated and discharged or isolated closer to their homes.

These units are also designed to help fill another need—provider access. In a large convention center, for example, the concentration of several of these modular units can allow limited healthcare providers to see more patients in one place. And when they do need to cover broader areas, technology integration can help.

“There just aren’t enough medical staff to spread around,” says Carr. “This is why we also included the potential for telehealth components.”

The modular design allows variable site placement depending on community needs. Units are designed with the ability to be grouped together in container “farms.” These farms can include pods of six or eight containers facing each other with a fabric structure between them to create a large outdoor covered area for staging, triage, and drive-through testing. Each pod can be configured with a laboratory, exam room, and isolation rooms depending on need.

 “These units are safe, accessible, and give patients the most direct path to understanding their condition and care,” says Carr. Special considerations for those within and around units include air quality, power and structural design, each of which is solved by considering a community’s specific needs.

Air quality to maintain negative pressure and exhaust of potentially contaminate air is another unique challenge to COVID-19. HEPA filters are typically used to capture contaminants, but the virus is so small that HEPA filtration is not effective. TreanorHL designed the units to have a vent stack that can be added after transport that will move the air up and away from the facility.

The standard 8-foot-wide unit size of the containers is tight for functional caregiving, so the team took length into consideration. Containers can be 20, 40, or 60 feet in length. 20-foot containers are best used when portability is a high priority, such as if they were to be shipped and trucked to a remote location in a developing country. The design team focused on a 40-foot container length to accommodate two patient rooms per container for a study within a targeted regional area where moving the containers on a long flat-bed truck is typical.