YUM! Brands

Various Locations | Commercial

Overview

ISG’s designs for Yum! Brands focused on prototypes that improve efficiency and reinforce branding.


Opportunity

Yum! Brands needed a new prototype for its franchise facilities that increase productivity and reduce operational costs.

Solution

Including iconic restaurants such as Kentucky Fried Chicken, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut, Yum! Brands’ franchise facilities are located throughout the United States. Designing each franchise’s prototypes, ISG’s full-system solutions focus on creating an efficient space for maximum work flow that results in a high quality and consistent product, shorter production time, and lower overall costs. ISG instigates these operational efficiencies by planning purposeful site designs for renovations and guiding construction for a positive start of new locations.

Kitchen equipment integration is critical to restaurant operations. Tailoring a facility to these needs requires precise coordination with kitchen designers and specialty suppliers, as well as consideration of electrical requirements and plumbing systems. These considerations also help maintain compliance with franchise guidelines, generating consistent products and proficient operations for each facility. Futuristic planning also helps ensure that designs remain functional years after they are constructed.

Providing innovative solutions to challenges is a crucial factor in any project. Given their nationwide locations, a frequent challenge is adapting Yum! Brands’ prescriptive remodeling elements to a variety of building types. This is important because it preserves a consistent look between all restaurant locations. When one material is not available, several options comparable in price, quality, and appearance are offered. Developing creative structural solutions for the facade framing has allowed for a faster construction process so renovations can be completed in four weeks or less.

The combined commitment to persistent development and to providing the most convenient, desirable, and accessible restaurant facilities has helped Yum! Brands spread across the country and achieve national recognition.


Market News

Toe Wildlife Management Area Receives 62-Acres of Wetland Restoration

December 22, 2020 (Mankato, Minnesota) – After nearly four years of planning, design, and construction, ISG is proud to report the successful completion of a 62-acre wetland restoration project within the Toe Wildlife Management Area (WMA). Situated in rural Jackson County, an area of southern Minnesota where less than 1% of original wetlands remain, the project is part of a larger initiative of the Heron Lake Watershed District to protect and restore nearly 350-acres of wetlands in the Toe WMA.
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Mankato MoonDogs’ Franklin Rogers Park to be Renamed ISG Field

October 20, 2020 (Mankato, Minnesota) – Building on a series of successful partnerships and projects to bolster its ballpark, the Mankato MoonDogs, a member of the Northwoods League, has exercised its rights with the landlord, the City of Mankato, to lease the naming rights of Franklin Rogers Park to ISG. The ballpark will be named ISG Field after the professional design and engineering firm that was founded in Mankato in 1973. ISG Field represents the MoonDogs’ commitment to providing top quality local baseball and an enriching fan experience. This is the latest update for the team, which has unveiled a new logo and has implemented several renovations for the ballpark in recent years.
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