Skillet Street Food Amazon Campus in Seattle has been a model for the national street food movement. Well known local chef, Josh Henderson, founded and started Skillet out of a vintage Airstream trailer where he created American inspired cuisine using classic techniques and seasonal ingredients. Skillet quickly became a phenomenon due to their fresh urban energy and personal interactions with the help of social media.The business has grown tremendously since 2007 boasting a team of almost 100 people! A great deal of their success came thanks to CFO Greg Petrillo who used his past experiences in the corporate world to expand Skillet to its full potential. Although the infamous Airstream trailer is still being utilized, Skillet has since added four restaurant locations, a catering service, and distribution of their signature bacon jam at big retailers including Costco, Whole Foods and Amazon.com!Even after all of the changes, Skillet remains at the helm of its street food roots. Their mission is to make, “great food prepared with care, technique and the best of ingredients; an innovative experience that constantly surprises and satisfies; and a feeling of being personally connected to Skillet, in all its manifestations.” You’ll have to taste and experience it for yourself!Western Neon is honored to have been a part of Skillet’s journey by fabricating all of their restaurants signs. Their newest location resides at the Amazon Campus on 6th Avenue and plans to open early February. We fabricated and installed two exterior signs, reverse pan channel letters with white exposed neon sit on top of their west-facing canopy and a blade sign hangs from the corner of the awning on 6th and Virginia.Amazon had specific guidelines for how they wanted the raceway for the reverse pan channel letters to look. They demanded a non-traditional wire raceway which in turn gave us the opportunity to think creatively and reduce the raceway to 3.5″ thick to keep the focal point on the letters. We contained each individual transformer into each letter which not only minimized the raceway, but developed the most slick looking raceway we have fabricated thus far!
We anticipate great success for Skillet at the new Amazon campus and look forward to their continued growth around Seattle and beyond.