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Pop-up catering boxes and bars - get ready for the summer trade!

Wednesday 20 March 2024 Filed in: General

Take your food and drink business on the road with a pop-up catering unit. Made from shipping containers, easy to transport and with endless modification possibilities, our catering conversions have become the go-to choice for the festival circuit.

Whether it's a huge four-day long music festival, a street food festival, or even a semi-permanent summer spot to enjoy al fresco drinking and dining, nothing tastes better than a fancy hot-dog or burger with an ice cold beer in the sunshine.

See our favourite shipping container catering conversions

Created in our our own workshops, these include installations on the London South Bank, Wembley Stadium, football clubs, New Brighton Pier and the Download Festival.

Pop-up cateing box
Pop-up hot dog stall
Pop-up bar
Pop-up cocktail bar

MenuBox® catering package

We offer a simplified set package that keeps costs down and includes a range of features to get you started with a shipping container for outdoor catering. The MenuBox® is a shipping container conversion designed with all the features you need to operate a portable catering business. Whether you're taking it on the road as a "pop up" unit for events and festivals, or have an all year round fixed residence for it, you'll find everything you need at a price you'll like with the MenuBox®. Even the smallest size shipping container can offer sufficient space for food production.

What's in the MenuBox?

Personnel door

Full steel construction personnel door with 12 point multi locking system.


Full opening shutters made from 3mm steel, with internal shoot bolts.

Exterior repaint

Using solvent free rubberised marine grade paint in a choice of colours.

Lined and insulated

8mm cream or white melamine lining with 100mm rockwool insulation.

Durable flooring

Fitted with heavy duty 2mm vinyl flooring, stain and slip resistant.

Electrical installation

CE compliant electrics - plug sockets, strip lights and wall heater installed as standard.

Sink and worktop

Full length worktop counter with double sink and water heater.

12 month guarantee

Our MenuBox® is covered by our 12 month guarantee.

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Contact our sales team for your no obligation quote, including delivery!

Bespoke designs and optional extras

optional extrasAdd on features to your catering package such as wood cladding, lifting or roller shutter hatches. Alternatively ask for a bespoke build if you have any specific requirements for your catering box not included in the standard package or optional extras. For example, extra-wide, a platform with staircase, even an oven canopy if you're wanting to use a pizza oven in in conjunction with the container.

Flat pack up up catering box

flat pack pop-up container This self assembly container features a large upward tilting hatch making it ideal for catering at events, as it easy to transport in its flat pack form and quick and easy to reassemble. Like all our self assembly containers it is fully man portable, making it ideal for locations with restricted accessibility or frequent relocations. This is a modular product.


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