Vapiano International is a fast casual chain with 30 locations worldwide that is looking to gain a foothold in the U.S. The Heiserman Group succeeded in giving the chain a memorable first location with this outlet in Washington, D.C. The firm had to translate the European decor and modern environment into something that would relate to American customers. This meant altering the design to accommodate the nuances of the U.S. market such as turn times, portion sizes and the take-out market. Judges felt the design is an “intriguing and delightful space” especially for a chain competing in the fast casual segment. Further, with a few different areas within the store it allows customers “to find their own place within a clearly high-volume space.”

Project Name

Vapiano

Location

Washington, D.C.

Square Footage

5,000 square feet

Architect

The Heiserman Group

Developer/Owner

Vapiano International

Credits

MEP

FACE Associates

Sound System

DMS Music

Kitchen Consultant

Xcelerated Concepts

Kitchen Supplier

EVI

Millwork

Markus-Schober

Walls and Floords

Stone Source

Bathroom Fixtures

Rapsel

Lighting Fixtures

Artemide

Lightolier