After encountering a myriad of difficulties with two other architects, this emerging fast-casual restaurant chain turned to Tobin Starr + Partners for assistance. A number of issues needed to be corrected in order for the chain’s new stores to flourish in North Carolina. Quickly understanding their predicament, TS+P developed solutions to improve the standard construction documents and streamline the development process. According to Zoë’s corporate leadership, TS+P created the “most beautiful and smartest store with very few chain orders.”
After successfully developing another store and orchestrating an engineering initiative to save the chain thousands of dollars per store, Zoës Kitchen named Tobin Starr + Partners their Corporate Architect. TS+P was entrusted to develop and maintain the prototype design criteria and details, coordinate the franchise design & development program, and assist in maintaining brand and quality standards.