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Shipping Container Food Kiosks

This Sustainable Eatery is Housed Inside an Old Shipping Container

— December 11, 2015 — Lifestyle
'Mei Mei by Design' is a sustainable eatery housed inside an old shipping container. One of the benefits of kiosk-style restaurants is that they can be located in places where there is no infrastructure in place for traditional food outlets. This waterfront restaurant demonstrates the freedom that kiosks offer when it comes to unusual locations.

Mei Mei by Design is a sibling-run restaurant that serves contemporary Chinese-American cuisine. Unlike other restaurants, Mei Mei by Design relies on locally sourced ingredients and humanely raised meat. Aside from its mandate to provide sustainable food, the restaurant also differs from traditional eateries in that it is housed inside an old shipping container. Located on Boston's waterfront, the shipping container kiosk provides food for an area of the city that lacks traditional restaurant options.

The sustainable eatery demonstrates how restaurants can use unconventional materials to set up shop in places that they might not be able to otherwise serve.
Trend Themes
1. Sustainable Food - This trend highlights the opportunity for restaurants to focus on locally sourced ingredients and sustainable practices.
2. Kiosk-style Restaurants - This trend allows for food establishments to be located in unconventional areas where traditional infrastructure is not available.
3. Unconventional Restaurant Spaces - This trend showcases the potential for utilizing unique structures, like shipping containers, to house restaurants in non-traditional locations.
Industry Implications
1. Restaurant Industry - Restaurants can leverage the sustainable food trend and kiosk-style model to expand their reach and serve new markets.
2. Shipping and Logistics Industry - The use of shipping containers as restaurant spaces presents an opportunity for the shipping and logistics industry to repurpose old containers.
3. Sustainable and Eco-friendly Industry - The focus on sustainable practices in the food industry opens up opportunities for eco-friendly businesses and suppliers to provide sustainable ingredients and materials.
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