Best New Concept Launch

Winner: Amy’s Drive Thru, Roseville, Calif.

Operator Team: Amy’s Drive Thru

Architect & Designer: Aria Group Architects, Inc., Oak Park, Ill.

General Contractor: KDC Construction, Roseville, Calif.

Brand Design Consultant: Clarke and Reilly, Frome, Somerset, England

Project Manager: Chestnut Company, Richmond, Calif.

Kitchen Design: MFSD+B, Alameda, Calif.

MEP Engineer: Henderson Engineering, Lenexa, Kan.

Structural Engineer: Hart Gaugler, Dallas

Civil Engineer: Kier + Wright, Sacramento, Calif.

Landscape Architect: Camp & Camp, Walnut Creek, Calif.

Living Roof Consultant: Symbios Ecotecture, Sebastopol, Calif.

The team behind Amy’s wanted to bring the organic food brand’s commitment to sustainability to life with their first organic, plant-based drive-thru quick-service restaurant. The location features a living roof and extensive landscaping. The system reduces run-off and decreases energy costs year-round. The judges “loved the initiatives aimed at helping the environment” but also loved that “it’s very repeatable in the right markets. They tried to accomplish more than being a vegan restaurant.” 

Images courtesy of Cesar Rubio

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