Oklahoma City, Okla. — Coolgreens has teamed up with Interplan, a full-service architecture and engineering firm, to design a flexible prototype that can expand or contract in size based on market conditions.
Coolgreens’ new base prototype utilizes a consistent kitchen design but allows franchisees to flex the space in the front of house as needed. Compared to its current 2,000-square-foot model, the adaptable prototype allows franchisees to choose a space ranging from 1,000 to 2,200 square feet, as well as elements such as a drive-thru and/or dine-in seating.
“We are very excited that the Coolgreens team chose us to bring their design to life,” says Patrick Ringlever, managing director of Interplan. “2020 completely changed the game for restaurant needs, so having a flexible prototype that allows the ability to take advantage of second-generation space will be incredibly valuable. We look forward to helping Coolgreens implement this innovative plan that will fit different footprints.”
“At Coolgreens, we believe that it’s essential to be nimble and able to pivot where necessary to meet the needs of the market,” says Robert Lee, CEO of Coolgreens. “Our team developed a more efficient store design last year, and with Interplan’s help, now we have the ability to take advantage of a much broader array of space opportunities. This gives our franchisees a competitive advantage because now they will be able to locate and secure different retail spaces that were not previously possible.”
Coolgreens is a healthy lifestyle eatery featuring signature salads, wraps, grain bowls and sandwiches. Founded in 2009, Coolgreens currently has 11 corporate and franchise fast-casual restaurants in Oklahoma, Texas, Nebraska and Florida. The brand also offers franchising opportunities through its Coolgreens Market® — a smart refrigerator that enables consumers to grab healthy, chef-inspired meals on-the-go — as well as through virtual/ghost kitchens. For more information, visit www.coolgreens.com and www.franchise.coolgreens.com.