Plan B Group, the design firm responsible for such high-end spaces as Bolsa and Oak, has an unexpected new client: Taco Bueno. The two companies have partnered on a restaurant remodel design, with the first makeover at 1723 W. Scyene Rd. in Mesquite. The store unveils its design with a celebration on June 4.
Dubbed "Modern Pueblo," the design unifies the various building styles Taco Bueno has built over the years. The main feature is a "Gabion" wall system on the towers, designed to modernize the older facilities and create a new brand icon for future stores. Gabion walls are wire mesh and rock retaining walls.
"Our design is a new take on this classic idea," said Plan B's Royce Ring in a statement. "This detail combines the galvanized steel 'basket' over the stacked stone. The Gabion scheme is meant to contrast with the neutral tones of the surrounding stucco walls that will emphasize the new trade dress.
"Simplifying the color palette, incorporating new signage and adding native landscaping all work in concert to create a new, organic, fresh and highly recognizable exterior image for Taco Bueno."
Mesquite is the first store but will be followed by remodels in DFW and Tulsa. There are also changes in the dining room to the lighting and seating.
Founded in Abilene, Taco Bueno operates 176 restaurants in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, New Mexico, Louisiana, Kansas and Missouri.