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Project Highlight: Taco Bell

[fa icon="calendar"] 06/02/2020 / by Kaylee Beattie

Tackling franchises is one of our favorite things to do, especially when there are tacos involved. Taco Bell has been in business since the 1950s. With over 7,300 restaurants in 30 different countries worldwide, this fast-food chain is always a fun project to work on.

Project: Taco Bell franchise

Materials Used: 1" Tru Snap Metal Roofing & 7/8" Corrugated and Box Rib Metal Siding (In Vintage and Dark Bronze)

Metal roofing for commercial franchise building

Commercial Franchise Metal Panels

Choosing which metal panel to use for a commercial franchise building can be tricky. Ensuring the panel’s color or finish is on-brand, they're able to last for decades, and are low maintenance are just a few factors that franchises need. This Taco Bell location chose to use 1” Tru Snap metal roofing and combined ⅞” Corrugated panels and Box Rib panels for metal siding.

For metal roofing, Tru Snap panels are a great choice for commercial buildings due to their exceptional performance and modern appearance. Their versatility and ability to be used on low-sloped roofs also make them a favorite for all types of applications. Tru Snap panels are also great for any environment due to their free floating system, which allows them to expand and contract with fluctuating temperatures. What makes these panels even more perfect for franchises and commercial builds is their ability to custom cut into whatever is needed to make the building branded.

For commercial metal siding, both the ⅞ Corrugated panels and Box Rib panels make a great option that offer protection, longevity, and durability. The ⅞” Corrugated panel has an anti-siphon groove, allowing for single overlaps of the panels, which creates better coverage per panel and offers unmatchable weather-tight protection. Box Rib panels offer bold, strong lines and use an exposed fastener system, making for easy and quick installation. Using metal siding on commercial franchise buildings allows for a low-maintenance material that will last for decades to come.

This franchise location chose to use Bridger Steel’s Vintage and Dark Bronze finishes. With our wide variety of colors and finishes, franchises are able to select a color or finish that fits with their brand. Once you choose the color or finish you need, our team can easily replicate the designed panel profile over and over for even more franchise locations, making the entire process easier for owners.

Metal siding for commercial franchise building

Benefits of Metal Panels for Franchises

Minimal Maintenance

Metal panels are one of the easiest materials to maintain. There’s no monthly or even annual maintenance required — no staining, sanding, cleaning, or power washing! Since Bridger Steel’s panels are made with high quality and high performing steel, typically only an annual routine inspection is all that’s needed to ensure the panels are still in tip-top shape. Metal doesn’t absorb heat or moisture like other materials, therefore the chance of mold or fungus growth is low. Metal also deters pests that hide in materials like wood. When cleaning is needed, it’s usually a quick and simple task that doesn’t require professionals. Low maintenance means you save time and money, allowing you to focus on the things that matter.

Regional Relatability & Design Consistency

Ensuring your franchise buildings are on-brand and consistent in their design is key for your customers to recognize the location. Our team is able to easily produce and replicate the same look for multiple locations. We can help you get the same panels and colors every time, the same panels in multiple colors, or the same colors in multiple panel profiles depending on your desired look for each location. Whether you’re aiming for a consistent, branded look for multiple locations or a unique, branded look for different themed locations, we can help you choose the perfect panel profile and color or finish you need. We can also make recommendations and adjust the metal panel’s gauge (or thickness) depending on the environment the franchise will be in. If you’re in an area with high speed wind or heavy rain threats, we can help you choose the perfect, durable panel for your building.

Complete Branding Customization

Along with being able to maintain regional relatability and design consistency between different locations, Bridger Steel is able to create custom colors to exactly match your brand. Our team will work directly with you to match any requested colors with proper minimum orders, which helps your customers easily recognize and resonate with your brand and its store location. From the boldest colors to the smallest accents, we’ll help you replicate the exact look your brand needs with custom coil colors.

Curb Appeal

Not only can you achieve branded, consistent looks, but using metal panels will up your curb appeal. Utilizing metal panels on the exterior of a building is an easy way to add eye-catching aesthetics that will draw customers in. From sleek modern looks to charming rustic accents, our metal panels can be adapted to fit any theme, style, or design you want to achieve. We’ll work directly with you to ensure your panels are created the exact way you want them to look.


Need some more information about metal panels and commercial franchise buildings? Get in touch with a Product Specialist today. Our team of experts will work directly with you to ensure you choose the right panel profile, gauge, and color/finish specific to your needs.

Topics: Metal Siding, Metal Roofing, modern, project highlight

Kaylee Beattie

Written by Kaylee Beattie