Launch Test Kitchen
Richardson was engaged and challenged by the foodservice provider, Aramark, to create a revolutionary new concept that would allow them to use guest feedback to quickly adapt food trends, respond to guest needs and demographics, introduce new items, and showcase local chefs. Understanding that Aramark’s plans were to roll the concept out in a variety of different scales, from a menu in a suite to food truck, Richardson developed an overarching brand strategy that complimented the concept and spoke to its responsive nature. Working collaboratively with the client, the naming, logo, tone of voice and materiality manifested itself as clean, adaptable and progressive.
The new concept, Launch Test Kitchen, was introduced as a shipping container pop up at Las Vegas Convention Center and a fully transformational concession concept at The Q: Home of the Cleveland Cavaliers. The stand can change from one concept to the next with a flip of the switch by utilizing digital technology, a flexible equipment plan, and color changing lighting. In addition to the built work, Richardson was instrumental in developing concepts behind the animation sequences by working collaboratively with the technology provider. All elements of the pop up restaurant were designed to be entirely modular, allowing key design pieces to be easily transported from one location to the next