Virtually all of fast-casual vegan restaurant chain Veggie Grill’s two dozen-plus outlets (in three states) are outfitted with Bose Professional FreeSpace loudspeakers driven by PowerMatch amplifiers.
Depending upon an individual location’s overall size and interior dimensions, a Veggie Grill restaurant will have anywhere from four to 16 FreeSpace DS-16F, DS-40F or DS-100 surface-mount loudspeakers provide full-range sound for background music.
These are powered by PowerMatch PM4250N configurable networked amplifiers that allow management to control volume level, on and off times, and the content mix for the audio in all of its locations, from its central office in Santa Monica via Ethernet connection. Locally, each store manager can also control the audio mix, using the Bose ControlSpace CC-64 networked controllers that are wall-mounted in each outlet.
“I’d say that the Bose brand was a huge part of their decision when it came to choosing sound systems,” says Rene Perez, field engineer for Accelerated Communications, the systems integrator that is doing the AV systems installations for Veggie Grill nationally. “The Bose brand conveys a perception of very high-end audio, and that fits well with Veggie Grill’s message about the quality of its food.”
Perez says the Bose systems fill the stores with music all day long, drawing on content loaded on locally based music servers, with the FreeSpace DS Series loudspeakers able to provide full-spectrum sound without the need for subwoofers.
“The most widely used are the DS-40F speakers because of their versatility and flush-mount design; we use the DS-100 in locations that have very high ceilings; the DS-16SE on outdoor patios; and the DS-16Fs for small areas such as hallways and bathrooms,” Perez explains, adding that FreeSpace 3 subwoofer/satellite systems are also used in a few smaller locations.
“What’s great is that Bose offers a range of speaker sizes that let us address every type of situation we encounter,” he adds. “And the networkable aspect of the PowerMatch amplifiers and the CC-64 controller gives the company control over how its message is conveyed but at the same time lets local managers adjust the sound as they need to as business changes during the day. Bose Professional offers the whole package — great sound, great functionality, and a brand name that people associate with high quality. It’s the perfect choice for a restaurant like this.”