Countryside Restaurant Architects

From McDonald's 24,000 sq feet flagship location in Chicago to Frida's Mexican food in Los Angeles, Houlihan's in Kansas,or Weber Grill in Indiana and Illinois, Chipman Design Architecture has been involved in diverse projects nationwide for the past 30 years, setting new design standards and prototypes for Buffalo Wild Wings (a franchise with 415 locations in the US), Jason's Deli (230 restaurants), Noodles & Company (over 300 locations in the US) and Red Robin (450 locations). So all in all, there is a very good chance we've been Restaurant Architects in Countryside, IL or a neighboring community.

It provides a full range of professional services from planning and conceptual design through construction administration to occupancy. Through its visionary selection of finishes and furnishings for retail, restaurant, hospitality, golf clubhouse and corporate projects, Chipman has created a rich history as restaurant architects.

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Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings is a chain of sports-themed restaurants offering food, sports and arcade-style games in a casual, family-friendly environment, with over 415 company-owned and franchised free-standing pad-site locations in 36 states.

Chipman's restaurant architects designed this quick and casual dining restaurant featuring a flexible service model that allows guests to choose among convenient dining options such as quick casual counter service, casual dining table service or take-out.


Chipman Design Architecture worked closely with the McDonald's corporate architecture team in designing their flagship restaurant located in the heart of downtown Chicago.

Our restaurant architects created a two-story restaurant with its twin, 60-foot tall golden arches and an interior dining area seating 300 people. 

Epic Burger

Epic Burger came onto the Chicago restaurant scene in 2008, introducing the creation of a more mindful burger to the city. Based on the success of its first concept store in the West Loop, Epic Burger sought out Chipman Design to assist as restaurant architects in their bold metropolitan expansion program.

Weber Grill

Chipman Design Architecture was commissioned to design the newest restaurants in Illinois and Indiana, each adding unique elements to the developing Weber dining concept. Interiors focus upon the distinctive open-display kitchens where multiple stainless Weber kettles cook at varying temperatures, with those used for searing reaching 1500 F. The vitality of this highly visible, exhibition kitchen opens onto the expansive dining rooms. 

The firm was hired as restaurant architects to provide complete design and branding services.

Restaurant Architects: Frida

Located at the new shopping center, Americana at Brand, in Glendale, California, the owners of Frida wanted an authentic Mexican restaurant with a warm and elegant environment, much like their previous four upscale locations but with some added modernity. Chipman Design's restaurant architects provided due diligence, schematic restaurant architecture, design development, construction documents and construction administration services throughout the project duration.


Chipman Design's restaurant architects provided design development, construction documents, and construction administration services to meld the prototype design with the city's appearance guidelines and the existing development's exterior. 

The initial project was located in Olathe, Kansas, adding to over 100 existing Houlihan's locations nationwide, with 7 more being designed by Chipman Design in the forthcoming year.

Restaurant Architecture: Jason's Deli

Since its founding in 1976, Jason's Deli has become one of the fastest-growing fast casual restaurant chains in the country. 

As the restaurant architects, Chipman Design works with Jason's Deli nationally on both corporate and franchisee restaurants. These tenant improvement spaces are typically 5,000 square feet.

Restaurant Architecture: Noodles & Company

In the early 1990s, Noodles & Company introduced a unique concept combining Asian, Mediterranean and American cuisines that has successfully expanded to hundreds of stores nationally.

Chipman Design's restaurant architects have provided Prototype Management services for sites throughout the country, addressing exterior design as well as interior trade dress.

Restaurant Architecture: Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

Best New Commercial Development Award from the City of Chino, California Planning Commission

For nearly a decade, Chipman Design's restaurant architects have been an integral part of Red Robin Gourmet Burger's national expansion program, acting as Architect-of-Record for the majority of their restaurants, at the same time managing their restaurant prototype and assisting with the evolving design of their concept.

Restaurant Architects in Countryside - and across the US

Chipman Design believes that its talented restaurant architects and retail designers are the firm's greatest resource. 

Founding Principal John Chipman began creating a new direction for his father's retail interior design firm in 1979 when he joined the small Chicago practice. Building upon an existing base of regional main-street clients, John led the firm into a position of national recognition retail designers. He and his new partner then began to lay the foundation for unparalleled excellence as restaurant architects, expanding nationwide.

Restaurant Architects Expertise

Developing strategies for simplifying project complexities, Chipman's experienced restaurant architects are particularly adept at focusing on the design of an efficient, quality kitchen at the restaurant's core and the layout of retail space geared to both merchandising and graphic appeal. 

Chipman Design Architecture: restaurant architects that will take your project in Countryside, IL to success. Contact us for more details.