A well-known restaurant chain was in need of multiple location openings in the larger LA City and LA County areas, within a certain timeline.
Englander Knabe & Allen was retained by the restaurant chain to create and implement comprehensive outreach strategy inclusive of elected offices and community stakeholders. EKA also facilitated thorough plan check engineering and rough and final inspections to get all the restaurants approved and opened on time. This truly full-service scope is not offered by many firms.
We created a profile for each project site that included elected and relevant stakeholders and created a presentation and meeting strategy with possible restaurant layouts, operational conditions, etc. Some sites required a public hearing for a conditional-use permit dealing with drive-thrus. EKA represented those projects at all public hearings and community meetings and wrote and submitted all required documents. EKA continued to facilitate the client through various public hearing processes. Within two years, ten restaurants have been successfully opened in the larger LA City and LA County areas.
The elected and community support generated by EKA led to the approval of restaurant drive-thru requests, successful negotiation of operational conditions in the conditional-use permit and on-time opening of projects.