Concepts cozy up to shipping containers

Concepts cozy up to shipping containers

Some smaller-footprint restaurants, including Starbucks and Subway, are locating in shipping containers that have reached the end of their freight life cycle.

When sandwich specialist Subway decided to open a location at the One World Trade Center construction site in New York, chain officials knew a traditional brick-and-mortar unit wasn’t going to cut it. Construction workers would need something accessible that wouldn’t force them to waste an entire lunch break traveling up and down the massive structure. 

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