Nine Days…Twenty-three Hours Later…This Hardee’s Is Ready For The Guinness Book Of Records
Venture Construction Company holds the fast build record for the fast food industry.
In one hour less than ten days, Venture built a complete Hardee’s restaurant at Toco Hills Shopping Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The lapsed time extended from ground breaking ceremonies at 11 am on May 15th, 1979 to the final striping of the parking lot and punch out at 10 am May 25th, 1979.
At sunrise the next morning, the new restaurant served its first breakfasts—one of them to Liane Levetan, Dekalb County Commissioner, who served as an official witness to the record setting project.
The building record eclipsed the normal 16-week construction period for Hardee’s restaurants by all but 10 days. Importantly, it demonstrated that both time and money could be reduced in construction.
Over 250 workers were involved in the project. No prefabricated parts were used (except roof trusses). Planning and organization were the keys along with the steady work pace set by the Venture crews.
For companies like Hardee’s, the savings through super-fast construction techniques could—estimated the new owners—total in the millions of dollars. For Venture, it added new efficiencies to what it already believed were among the highest productivity building techniques in the fast food construction business.