Restaurants Archive

Dick’s Wings and Grill

We have just finished a preliminary design for Dick’s Wings and Grill in Jacksonville, Florida.  The owner was unhappy with the original design she was provided and our team evaluated the existing space and requirements of the restaurant.  With that information, we redesigned the space to include essential elements that were missing from the original design and incorporate more seating.

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The space was originally a Panera Bread company with 5000 square feet of space that we had to work with. During the design phase we try to minimize cost by determining where all existing plumbing is to try and group the various elements of the restaurant around existing sources of power and plumbing.

Final Floor Plan

The final design includes a large bar, game room, dining for 174 people on the inside and another 52 people on the outdoor patio surrounded by palm trees.

Large Bar Area

This project is currently being evaluated by contractors and in the near future we will begin the drawings for both a permit and construction.

Quick Burger – Jasper, Georgia: 17 Years Later

About a year after we decided to make WJM Designs a reality, a potential client called and asked us if we had the ability to design a restaurant for them. We had not designed a restaurant before but did have faith in our ability so we nervously answered: “Of course!”

This took us on a journey with Beef ‘O Brady’s restaurants that lasted over 10 years and included over 45 units all over the country until the chain stopped expanding. Our involvement with the first Beef’s started a relationship with a contractor who got us involved with a British Gentleman in Jasper Georgia, who wanted to convert an old Dairy Queen into a diner that also had car service with servers on roller skates.

So back in 2004, we helped the owner come up with a design and plans to kick his idea up several notches and the new Quick Burger was built. The owner at the time, held back on final finishes to keep the budget down and he concentrated on the food portion of the business.

Quick Burger – 2004

This weekend we went for leisurely drive and came across Quick Burger and after more than 17 years the owner has finally added the finishing touches that we had designed so long ago. Yes, we were beaming to see our original concept finally come to life.

Quick Burger – 2020
Existing Quick Burger – 2002

Planet Smoothie – Marietta, Georgia

This building was originally a photo processing lab, then a homemade dog food company.  We have helped turn it into the newest Planet Smoothie in Marietta, by providing both interior and exterior design.  This Planet Smoothie will also have a drive thru.

Planet Smoothie – Marietta, Georgia

Planet Smoothie – Marietta, Georgia

Planet Smoothie

We are currently providing the design for all new Planet Smoothies in the Atlanta area.  It is also the first project that is using our new 3D modeling for commercial projects.  This system allows a better vision for both the owner and contractor.  We have provided drawings for the following Locations:

  • 2463 Hamilton Mill Parkway, Dacula, Georgia
  • 1791 Oconee Connector, Athens, Georgia
  • 5370 Campbellton Rd, Fairburn, Georgia
  • 1155 LaVista Rd, Atlanta, Georgia
  • 911 Duluth Highway, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30043

 

Planet Smoothie – Proposed Rendering

Planet Smoothie – Proposed Rendering

City Cafe Diner – Huntsville, Alabama

The City Cafe Diner is a wonderful restaurant in Huntsville, Alabama.  The surrounding area is going through various renovations and the owners wanted to update their curb appeal to better reflect their dining experience.

Existing Restaurant Exterior

City Cafe Diner – Color Scheme 1

City Cafe Diner – Color Scheme 2

City Cafe Diner – Color Scheme 3

The Vista Room

This project involved converting a liquor store into a new special events room for Napoleons Grill in Decatur.  The project began with meetings with national musicians to discuss layout, sound and lighting.  The final design included extra space for the existing kitchen, a first class green room and state of the art lighting.

This is destined to become a “go to” place for both local and national performers.

 

Yeero Village

We have worked with the Owner of Yeero Village on many restaurant projects. They are able to assemble a team of craftsman that do incredible work on remodels.  This building, located in Marietta, Georgia, was originally built as a Backyard Burger and later renovated into Nicky’s Diner.

Exterior Before Renovations

Exterior Before Renovations

Before Renovations

Before Renovations

The most challenging part of restaurant renovations is taking the new clients needs and equipment and making it work in the existing space provided and existing plumbing locations.  We were able to provide the clients needs in the existing kitchen with minimal renovations.

Stout Brothers – Inman Park

Stout Brothers is a simply designed retail store for specialty or craft beers.  Draft beer is poured into a container or growler to take off the premises.

It is located near Atlanta, Georgia in a mixed use building with retail on the street level and residential living above.

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