If you have walked around a shopping centre recently, there is a good chance you’ve seen a food outlet operating out of a converted shipping container. More and more businesses are recognising the benefits container conversions offer, so we thought we’d go through some of the top benefits of using a sea container for your café.
By converting an existing container into a café, you are repurposing something that may otherwise be left unused. Once you refurbish your container and give it a new purpose, you can also consider mounting solar panels on the roof to capture a new energy source.
One of the most significant benefits of sea containers is their easy transportability, making them perfect for use in festivals or seasonal use. You can mount shipping containers directly on asphalt or on top of existing foundations, such as concrete slabs. If you decide to change your café’s location, you can quickly load your container onto a flatbed truck and bring it with you.
Typically, steel shipping containers have a life span of around 25 years and require little to no maintenance. These containers are built to withstand harsh sea elements, making them durable and hard-wearing.
The simple box design of shipping containers allows easy conversion into a working kitchen and service window. You can create lockable doors or windows to allow for tables at one end. You can customise your transformation to your specific needs.
One of the biggest benefits of converting a sea container is the cost. Rather than renovating an entire restaurant or café space in an established building, converting a sea container is relatively cheap. While you still may have to pay rent for the land on which it sits, the take-way nature of the business means you significantly reduce your overheads.
The compact nature of converted shipping containers makes them fantastic for fast and efficient food service. Add some chairs and tables for your customers, and everyone will be happy.
A cleverly modified sea container café allows you to run a durable, strong, and easily portable restaurant.
We stock all sea containers of all sizes and grades in Perth. Come and talk to us if you’re thinking of converting a container into a café. We can also modify any shipping container you already own. Let us know what you want, and we’ll provide you with a quote on the work and get started on your shipping container conversion.
True Blue Containers is a dynamic, WA-owned business ready to provide you with the best advice on modifying your shipping container to suit your needs. Our depot is stocked with shipping containers for sale and hire in varying sizes and configurations, with multiple options for modifying, converting, and storage.