This Taco Restaurant References 1950s Roadside Buildings and Signage

By: Katherine Pendrill - Feb 19, 2016
References: chiocodesign & dezeen
Chioco Design recently completed a new taco restaurant that pays homage to the colorful roadside buildings popular throughout the 1950s. While many restaurants aim to make their establishment appear completely modern, this diner combines retro elements with contemporary designs for a nostalgia-inducing experience.

The new branch of Torchy's Tacos is located in Austin, Texas, and it sits on the old site of 1970s burger chain Fran's Hamburgers. The new building boasts a retro exterior that is inspired by the roadside buildings and colorful signage popular during the 1950s. The restaurant's unique zig-zag profile and distinctive red columns make the establishment eye-catching and inviting to those passing by. As a result, the combination of contemporary features and 1950s-inspired designs provides a whole new dining experience for guests.