Do you have a special project in mind but are not sure how to pull it all together? We can provide a turnkey solution for your project. is unique because we provide customers with both installation and design services. provides you with the design, the restaurant equipment and supplies that you need, along with the knowledgeable installation staff to set your equipment into place. We take pride in our 40 years of providing value-added services to the restaurant & bar supply industry.

The Design Process

Our design process begins with a few probing questions that help us direct the rest of the process. We like to know a few details that will help us guide our interactions more accurately. The data that is typically needed to drive the process is:

  • Square footage of the space
  • Type of building (single story, multiple story, basement, etc.)
  • Energy available for the cooking equipment (natural gas, LP gas, all electrical, or a combination)
  • Available voltage in 1 or 3 phase and available amps in the space
  • Menu items (this will drive the type of equipment that is needed)
  • Budget

Initial Meeting

Once the design criteria has been received we like to have a general meeting of all stakeholders for discussions about your food processes. We would discuss the flow of the space and get your ideas blended with ours. We would also discuss how many deliveries per week you may need in terms of fresh, refrigerated, and frozen items to get a better vision of the space required for your inventories. The delivery system of the final product to the customer would also be an area of focus. These meetings usually take between two and three hours.

Bar and restaurant design including back bar design
ZESCO's showroom and design services is located in Indianapolis, IN
Counter, front of house, and commercial kitchen design services

First Drawing

The first drawing would be completed between one and two weeks after the initial meeting. This drawing would be based on the information from the initial meeting and the design criteria. The drawing should give a good idea of the space and how it will be used. The first drawing will not be perfect and is used to foster more discussion and help us discover underlying needs and possibilities. It will take a few drawings to get a final plan.

Overhead design services drawing of bar and front of house
basic overhead drawing of commericial kitchen

Detailed Drawing

Once a final plan has been approved by all stakeholders, ZESCO's CAD experts will create a detailed drawing of the space in the next one to two weeks. This drawing will include a top-down view and a schedule of all equipment. The drawing may also include elevations of the space to clarify details such as work tables with shelving, salamander broilers mounted above a range, or other various configurations that are not easy to see from a top-down view.

Front elevation example from restaurant design detailed drawing
Front elevation examle from kitchen design detailed drawing

Rough-In Guide

When all of the specifics of the detailed drawing are agreed upon, our CAD designers will provide spot rough-ins showing the locations and elevations of the plumbing and the electrical requirements that are needed for all of the equipment to work properly. This document is for all food service equipment that is to be provided. All rough-ins are unique to the equipment being placed into the space. This document will also enable the contractor and his subcontractors to get a hard dollar amount for the job. The rough-in guide is needed in order for all involved in the building process to have an idea as to what is actually needed. Typically, this document takes one to two weeks to create.

Delivery of plans

Once all drawings and guides are completed, our design team will incorporate our final product with your architect's drawings. At this point, the architect will have all the information needed to obtain the proper permits and move forward with your restaurant.

Still Have More Questions?

If you would like more information or you are ready to get started on your new restaurant project, you can contact ZESCO's design team by calling 1-800-901-5051 or fill out our inquiry form by clicking the button below:

Contact Us is a provider of restaurant design solutions for the midwest as well as the entire United States. We are located in central Indiana and service all surrounding areas including Indianapolis, Avon, Beech Grove, Brownsburg, Carmel, Fishers, Greenwood, Lawrence, Noblesville, Plainfield, Speedway, Westfield, and Zionsville. We also specialize in school and educational institution design services for cafeterias, lunch rooms, buffets, and serving lines.