A restaurant in a shipping container
Ever dreamed of owning your own restaurant? How about a restaurant that you can pack up and take with you across the country, or even across the sea? There is a new type of restaurant platform that has been popping up in different locations around the world, known as the MUV BOX.
Built out of a recycled shipping container, the MUV BOX restaurant platform includes amenities such as solar power, a kitchen, an HDTV flat screen and speaker system, a lighting system, and exterior seating. All of this can also be unpacked in only a matter of minutes. I find this pretty interesting; for those of you interested in travel, here is an easy way to take your business with you!
The main downside of the MUV BOX is the cost; a fully-featured MUV BOX is going to set you back about $225 000. This is a hefty chunk of change for a recycled shipping container restaurant, but if you can locate in a tourist area and sell a novel type of food, you could probably still generate a very healthy return on investment.
You can learn more about the MUV BOX concept by reading the design specifications.
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So, reader, what do you think about this concept? I think it would be interesting, but you’d have to know your market and set up in a touristic location where people are willing to pay a decent amount of change for a meal!