Piper Trust, owner of Vegetarian food chain Cranks, is developing a new fast food concept in London called Cranks Express. Interiors, menu design and signage are by Design Solution, which won a four-way credentials pitch.
Depending on the success of the Charing Cross site, due to open at the end of May, an identity separate to Cranks will be developed.
Meanwhile, Piper Trust, which part-owns Pitcher & Piano, is expanding the pub chain outside London with a Newcastle venue planned to open at Christmas and a second site in Manchester scheduled for next year.
Interiors for both are by Design Solution, which has handled all the chain’s interiors since 1993.