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Northwestern University, Compass Group
Tim Benson Photography
3,440 sf each

Providing healthy lunch and grab-and-go food options on Northwestern Medicine's downtown campus, Beefsteak is a celebration of food created by Nobel Peace Prize Nominee and Washington D.C.- based Chef, José Andrés. Located in the lobby of the Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center, Beefsteak features a large, free-standing kiosk counter in front of the building's floor-to-ceiling windows. 

How to Install a Restaurant in the Middle of a Building Lobby

Our team worked with the design team and MEP subcontractors to coordinate the placement of all MEP systems that had to run under the existing floor and be transferred up at the precise points where needed.  Through the floor.
Also located in the lobby in Northwestern University's Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center, Slice Pizzeria offers individual pizza slices and beverages to Northwestern University workers, visitors and students.  The adjacent Smart Market offers a self-checkout vending machine stocked with a variety of meals, snacks, and drinks 24/7.
Both restaurants were completed in three months.