360 Photo Tours
Like many Quick Service Restaurant chains, In-N-Out Burger locations are based on a set of templates or “cookie-cutter” blueprints, which are selected for their available space, expected traffic levels, and the external appearance of each building may vary slightly to meet local zoning and architectural requirements.
In order to have a clear understanding of the exact physical aspects of each location and to help corporate management understand how interior layouts of individual locations have evolved over time, In-N-Out Burger’s Facility Management Team wanted to create a record of all existing restaurants across five U.S. States.
Over the past few years, DedON has rolled out and maintained a catalog of As-Built Surveys on behalf of In-N-Out. DedON’s Field Agents visit each location annually and produce 360º sweeps of Photographs, take real-time Measurements and log interior Component Placements. In addition, DedON’s team updates the existing CAD files based on observed inaccuracies and subsequently combines this information into comprehensive, accurate files.
DedON then populates a database repository with all individual files, resulting in an extensive building facilities management tool that can be queried by In-N-Out Burger’s Construction and Facilities Teams as required.
In-N-Out Burger now has a standard set of files available for each surveyed location that provides an accurate snapshot of what the restaurant looks like. Having an accurate log of all their locations means they can use this information at any time to make various levels of decisions for their properties across the U.S.
The need for In-N-Out Burger’s staff to conduct site visits is now largely eliminated through DedON’s work, thus saving time and travel costs. The available information allows In-N-Out Burger to leverage existing infrastructure and create realistic budgets for any restaurant remodels or equipment additions and upgrades. Additional cost savings are also realized through the use of pre-fabricated components and volume purchasing.
In-N-Out Burger is a privately owned, Irvine, CA-based regional chain of 350 plus fast food restaurants with locations in the U.S. Southwest and Pacific Coast.