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Key Elements in QSR Construction


Efficient Layouts

QSRs need a layout that supports fast service. This includes optimized kitchen designs, strategically placed order and pickup points, and sufficient seating arrangements.


Durable Materials

Given the high foot traffic, materials used in QSR construction must be durable and easy to maintain.


Code Compliance

Adhering to local health codes, safety regulations, and ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) requirements is essential.


Aesthetic Appeal

The design should reflect the brand’s identity and create a welcoming atmosphere for customers.

Why You Should Hire US

At Davies General Contracting, we offer a comprehensive suite of services, from design and construction to project and site management, ensuring we meet all your needs for successful project completion, all under one roof.

We bring years of experience and specialized expertise in constructing QSRs. We understand the unique challenges and requirements of this industry, ensuring your restaurant is built to the highest standards. Our portfolio includes successful projects with major QSR brands, demonstrating our capability to deliver quality results on time and within budget.

Every QSR project is unique. We offer customized construction solutions tailored to meet your specific needs. We work closely with you from the initial planning stages through to completion, ensuring your vision is realized with precision.

Quality is paramount in QSR construction. We use top-grade materials and employ skilled labor to ensure your restaurant is not only functional but also built to last. Our attention to detail and commitment to excellence set us apart in the industry.

From site selection and permitting to construction and final inspections, we provide a full range of services to streamline your project. Our end-to-end solutions ensure a seamless construction process, allowing you to focus on your business.

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Key Considerations for Potential Clients

Location and Zoning

The location of your QSR is crucial for its success. Consider factors such as foot traffic, accessibility, and visibility. Additionally, ensure the site is zoned for commercial use and meets all local regulations.

Design and Brand Identity

The design of your QSR should reflect your brand’s identity and appeal to your target market. Work with us to create a space that is both functional and visually appealing, reinforcing your brand image.

Budget and Financing

Establish a clear budget for your project and explore financing options. A detailed budget helps manage costs and avoid overruns. We can provide cost estimates and help you stay within your financial limits.

Regulatory Compliance

Different states have varying building codes, health regulations, and safety standards. Ensure your contractor is knowledgeable about the specific requirements in your state and can navigate the permitting process efficiently.

Sustainability and Energy Efficiency

Incorporating sustainable practices and energy-efficient systems can reduce operational costs and appeal to environmentally conscious consumers. Discuss options for green building materials and energy-saving technologies with us.

State-Specific Requirements

Navigating Regional Variations

Building a QSR in different states requires understanding and complying with diverse regulations. Here’s a brief overview of some state-specific considerations:


California has stringent environmental regulations and building codes. Contractors must adhere to the California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen), which includes measures for energy efficiency, water conservation, and indoor air quality.


In Texas, the focus is often on efficient project timelines and cost-effectiveness. Contractors should be familiar with the Texas Accessibility Standards (TAS) to ensure compliance with state accessibility requirements.

New York

New York’s dense urban environments require careful planning for space utilization and adherence to strict fire and safety codes. Contractors need to navigate the complexities of building permits and inspections in the state.


Florida’s unique climate necessitates construction methods that withstand humidity, hurricanes, and flooding. Contractors must be well-versed in the Florida Building Code, which emphasizes wind resistance and moisture control.

Why We Excel in State-Specific Compliance

We are adept at managing the complexities of state-specific requirements. We stay updated on the latest regulations and codes, ensuring your QSR project meets all legal and safety standards. Our expertise in navigating regional variations allows for smooth project execution and timely completion.

Davies General Contracting
(Jobs Completed/Ongoing 2023-2024)

  1. McDonald’s –2707 Monument Road, Jacksonville, FL 32225 – Interior Remodel
    Completed February 17, 2023
  2. Zaxby’s – 1059 Tiger Blvd., Clemson, SC 29631 – New Store
    Completed February 21, 2023
  3. Taco Bell – 935 Husk Box Way, Grovetown, GA 30813 – New Store
    Completed February 27, 2023
  4. Taco Bell – 3104 Peach Orchard Road, Augusta, GA 30906 – Remodel
    Completed – February 28, 2023
  5. McDonald’s – 3010 Canton Road, Marietta, GA 30066 – Major Remodel Project (MRP)
    Completed – March 16, 2023
  6. McDonald’s – 3675 Saint Matthews Road, Orangeburg, SC 29115 – Interior Remodel
    Completed – May 26, 2023
  7. Hello Hilo – 1881 Jesse Jewell Parkway NE, Gainesville, GA 30501 – New Store
    Completed June 23, 2023
  8. McDonald’s – 2636 Wesley Chapel Road, Decatur, GA 30034 – SAM Back Cast
    Completed June 23, 2023
  9. McDonald’s – 821 Canaveral Trace, Middleburg, FL 32068 – New Store
    Completed June 30, 2023
  10. McDonald’s – 10135 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32257 – Interior Remodel
    Completed July 25, 2023
  11. Dunkin’ Donuts – 2049 South College Street, Auburn, AL 36832 – Remodel
    Completed August 04, 2023
  12. McDonald’s – 12565 Yellow Bluff Road, Jacksonville, FL 32226 – New Store
    Completed October 11, 2023
  13. McDonald’s – 5260 Matt Highway, Cumming, GA 30028 – New Store
    Completed November 03, 2023
  14. McDonald’s – 1011 South Lake Drive, Lexington, SC 29072 – Interior Remodel
    Completed November 07, 2023
  15. McDonald’s – 1585 Pooler Parkway, Pooler, GA 31322 – New Store
    Completed December 19, 2023
  16. Zaxby’s – 871 Windslow Avenue, Gaffney, SC 29341 – New Store
    Completed December 22, 2023
  17. McDonald’s – 7245 Merrill Road, Jacksonville, FL 32277 – Rebuild
    Completed December 28, 2023
  18. McDonald’s – 3961 Village Center South, Sherrils Ford, NC 28673 – New Store
    Completed March 14, 2024
  19. McDonald’s – 8900 J M Keynes Drive, Charlotte, NC 28262 – BDAP Hallway
    Currently ongoing
  20. Zaxby’s – 195 Highway 515, Blairsville, GA 30512 – Interior Remodel
    Currently ongoing
  21. Zaxby’s – 1960 Highway 101, Greer, SC 29651 – New Store
    Currently ongoing
  22. McDonald’s – 1770 South Lake Drive, Lexington, SC 29073 – Side by Side
    Starts 04-08-2024
  23. McDonald’s – 2745 Highway 52, Moncks Corner, SC 29461 – New Store
    Starts 05-13-2024
  24. McDonald’s – 11200 Normandy Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32221 – New Store
    Starts May or June 2024