Who We Are
Foodservice Consultants and Award-Winning C-Store Design Firm with over 30 years
of business planning attractive, innovative, functional and profitable facilities.
We have offices in Sarasota Florida, Chicago Illinois, Atlanta Georgia and Houston Texas.
We serve clients worldwide.
Food Service Consulting
For over 30 years we have provided commercial kitchen designs that provide an efficient workflow, allowing clients to execute their menu just the way they want. With long term goals in mind, we select the right equipment for the project providing clients with a long lasting cutting edge facility.
When developing a new or remodeled c-store space the importance of an experienced and qualified consultant is without question. With over 30 years experience in the c-store design industry, our consultants will design a facility that is modern, innovative, efficient and most importantly profitable.
Quality is never an accident. It is always the result of thoughtful and intelligent effort by a qualified consultant. You can be assured that our team of food service and c-store design experts have the knowledge and experience to take your ideas and project goals and turn them into reality.
Why Choose Us?
The importance of having an experienced and qualified design team is without question.
Our consultants have over 95 years of combined design experience. For over 30 years they have successfully consulted, designed and managed hundreds of foodservice and convenience store retail projects both small and large.
You will receive clear and upfront pricing with no surprise add on charges. If additional services are available you will receive a full disclosure of additional costs upfront. If we promise something we will deliver and we will always act in the best interest of our clients.
Our consultants provide prompt and personal service from the beginning to the end of your project. You will deal with and speak directly to our consultants who will complete your project to your complete satisfaction on budget and on time.
Don't just take our word for it.
“Michael [Mills] was an excellent representative of his industry to do work with. He was always very accommodating to our requests for information and drawings as it applied to our projects involving kitchen additions/expansions. Michael always responded in a timely manner. I would endorse Michael for any projects that involve work in the design, layout or information on commercial type kitchens”
“Jim Sr, it is and has been an honor to know and work with you! You do great work, maintain high ethics and are a very nice person to be around!”
“Jim Jr was magnificent in working with my entire culinary team. I was impressed with his holistic and personal approach, as well as his genuine willingness to listen to our questions, concerns and exceeding all our expectations.”
“Jim Richards Jr was involved in many kitchen designs with the School Board of Sarasota County. Jim is respectful of clients’ knowledge and preferences, and works with them to find workable, functional solutions. He takes responsibility throughout the design process, and strives to provide a superior experience, and an excellent finished product.”
“Jim Richards Sr. has been involved with the design and layout for Gas City, Gas N Wash and Food N Fuel C-stores for over 28 years. We have done over 40 stores with Jim and continue to seek his expertise for the future stores.”
“I have worked with Jim Jr on a number of projects including K-12 education, higher education and county jail facilities. The design always satisfies the client’s needs and budget along with detailed interfacing with Architecture and MEPF systems.”
“Jim Richards Jr was very instrumental with the design and layout of the Suncoast Technical College Culinary Arts Department. I can honestly say that Jim exceeded our expectations.”
“The way that the store stands on its own is through the design that gives it a vintage general-store feel. The use of brick and wood in the store gives it a warm and friendly appeal. This backdrop is enhanced with vintage-looking graphics and pops of color in strategic places. The gas and wash palette of colors complements the Dunkin’ color palette, but it stands apart to create a distinctive look that is unique to Gas N Wash.”
“[T]he convenience store is also well know for many of its in-store attributes. One such attribute is its beer cave, The Market Brew House. Whether customer want a pale ale, stout, bock or hefeweizen, or their palette prefers something simpler like a lager or pilsner, Gas N Wash’s beer cave provides plenty of options.”