Dr of BBQ
There is a company that builds them already. They come in 3 pieces and are wielded together on your location. They are all stainless steel - chrome and Health Code compliant. I think they run about $400,000.00.
That's an outrageously high price for a prefab structure! You can buy a very decent house in most part of the United States for $400,000. Moreover, the $400,000 for the prefab doesn't even include a lot, which can account for half the price of a house in some places. Furthermore, there's no foundation to be dug, nor is there any time consuming brickwork! Sure, there are specialized fryers, freezers and other restaurant equipment, but there are no luxury bathroom fixtures, granite countertops, hardwood kitchen cabinets or floors. The profit margin on these things is probably well over $300,000!
And Hepcat . . . No, I'd be careful not to fall into parody. I've visited enough cheesy attempts at nostalgic diners to know what works and what doesn't. I like the soup rack too.
Good! You should have cardboard signs for Coke and hamburgers, Coke and hot dogs, Coke and grill cheese, pie with ice cream, milkshakes, sundaes, banana splits, etc. but they should be advertisements for products you serve, and without any prices of course:
And only retro enough, say seventies vintage looking as opposed to twenties. Your local Coca-Cola franchisee would probably have all kinds for you.
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