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Cuhaci Peterson had the pleasure of working with Hard Rock Cafe, refreshing venues for multiple establishments.

These projects led us to work on concept plans for the world’s largest Hard Rock Cafe, located in Orlando, Florida. We looked at how we could refresh the site by adding more seats inside. We restructured the second floor bar, expanding it to wrap around the floor, while highlighting Elvis’ iconic pink Cadillac, which hovers above the bar. Moving outside, Hard Rock Cafe wanted to capitalize on their footprint without increasing their seating.

Cuhaci Peterson looked at maximizing the outside patio areas, making it year-round so they can host special events. They installed a kitchen on the second floor, keeping the food fresh and easily dispensable. Lastly, we worked with Hard Rock Cafe so we could reconfigure the semicircular-shaped bar to wrap the entire room to allow for a pass-through window so the same bar could accommodate inside and outside needs.

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Hard Rock Cafe International, Inc.


One of our contacts from Darden and Ruby Tuesday began working for Hard Rock Cafe, recommended Cuhaci Peterson due to our previous sucesses with her projects.

In Atlanta, the business wanted to make the venue more open and appealing to walk-in crowds. We were able to complete a design charette with the client on location, framing design drawings to reflect that. As with any refresh, you’ll run into some bumps in the road, but constant communication was key and CP was able to deliver this project successfully. Next, we headed west to the Hard Rock Cafe located on the San Antonio River.

The client wanted to refresh the functionality of its three-story building, with a good portion of that work being on the exterior. We created a stage area and reinforced the structure with a slab, taking it all the way down to the grade, showing the client how removing unused atrium space could provide immediate cost savings. When remodeling the kitchen and back of house we refreshed their service lines so they could change their food service lineup and have more space to run efficiently. As we collaborated with our client to continue building the relationship, we maximized the use of the outside porch by bringing the wall back, which allowed more people to sit along the river.

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