SHEBOYGAN, Wis. — The Vollrath Company, LLC has partnered with San Jose, Calif.-based Christensen Consultants to fabricate the award-winning Pivot Point kiosk.
The brainchild of Peter Christensen, principal of Christensen Consultants, Pivot Point provides two foodservice concepts in one 900-sq.-ft. footprint that smoothly turns on a central turntable beneath it. Pivot Point was designed initially with the hotel industry in mind for HX: The Hotel Experience Show’s 2017 Foodservice Pioneering Concept, which Christensen won. It featured a daytime foodservice venue on one side and a nighttime cocktail bar concept on the other. The rotating center was designed to have permanent structures around it and the concept featured a front-of-house and back-of-house design.
“For the design, I was inspired by the simple turn table, what we see turning cable cars in San Francisco or rotating scenery on the Broadway stage,” says Christensen. “The possible applications of the concept are seemingly endless.”
Pivot Point’s guest-responsive, multifunctional concept can adapt aesthetically to any decor or environment and can make underutilized space very productive for an operator. It has a capacity to serve about 200 customers per three-to-four-hour meal period.