The interior designers of JIAO endeavored to interpret the implicit and elegant aesthetic values of ancient China by using a variety of ancient architectural elements such as dougong (wooden brackets), window holes, tenon, and a sloped roof to create a uniquely immersive dining experience.
JIAO hopes to offer a tranquil and natural environment within this hustling and bustling city while striving to become the first Chinese fast food brand that was born and sprouted in Chicago.
Our designers (who also did QXY’s design) used the framework of this classic Song Dynasty painting and recreated a modern edition with our fun, representative character — JIAO. The dumpling booth scenario in the painting shows the weight of dumplings in Chinese food culture. The interior of our eatery draws from the booth and is meant to evoke “quiet and comfortable relaxation hidden in a chaotic urban jungle.”
JIAO developed a proprietary ordering system to speed up the kitchen flow, ensuring customers score fresh dumplings within 5 minutes of ordering.
When a customer places an order on our app or at the store, the order is sent instantly to the kitchen via an advanced POS ordering system. The cooks in the kitchen receive the order and prepare food after the system intelligently separates and arranges the order in the most efficient way. In this way, even during the busiest hours, customers can expect their orders in 5 minutes.
The font of JIAO evolved several times in order to perfectly combine Chinese and American aesthetics.
This dumpling tray is actually wheat straw plastic. The materials of the tray were carefully chosen from wheat straw fiber and high-quality food grade PP. Compared to traditional and unhealthy plastic, it uses less than 50%. Furthermore, this tray is portable and heat and cold resistant as well.
The innovative graphic designers from JIAO created dynamic packaging including dining trays, takeout boxes, and takeout bags — all which are durable and biodegradable.
Pursuing perfection in every single detail, not only in our dumplings but for everything, is the attitude of JIAO.
Modern, dynamic, innovative graphic design from JIAO expresses our young spirit and attracts cool people who hold similar aesthetics at the same time.
Being professionally and systematically trained with passion and sympathy, every server from JIAO devotes himself or herself to provide the best service possible to our customers.
Being served by considerate and friendly servers is not the only way for customers to feel welcomed in JIAO. JIAO shows its care in every detail of the restaurant to create a convenient and premium dining experience for everyone.