Pizzeria Makes Use of Ceilume Ceiling Products

The main product used was Ceilume’s thermoformed ceiling.   July 28, 2023

By FacilitiesNet Staff

A strong brand goes beyond name recognition, and creates a unique, identifiable experience. That is why Fat Boy’s makes pizza pies that are 30 inches across, and why every location in this growing chain features the same distinctive, memorable interior design that Founder and CEO Gabe Corchiani and his wife Karen created. Their unique combination of rustic, industrial and elegant materials starts at the floor and is topped off by a thermoformed Ceilume ceiling. 

When it came to designing the restaurant, the Corchianis knew what they were looking for. “We wanted something original, a little different. On the walls, we do old, corrugated tin, from the baseboard up to chair rail. From the chair rail up to ceiling, old dirty top pine board that we find generally in old wood mills and places. Where we have bars, we have a space above the bar where we put TVs and we use old, weathered bead board up there. All our bar tops are thick old pine with a shiny, hard coat of polyurethane. Our back bar area and where our ovens are is done in white subway tile,” says Corchiani. 

For the ceiling, Gabe wanted something he had seen at high end bars in New York, the look of early 20th century stamped metal ceilings. He selected Ceilume’s Empire pattern of thermoformed tiles in a metallic Tin finish. The tiles are non-absorbent and easily washable, so they are approved for use in food preparation areas. They are also Greenguard Gold certified to protect indoor air quality and made of 98 percent recycled materials. 

This mixture of materials became Fat Boy’s standard appearance, their experiential brand. “You have that old pine on the walls, and then you have that corrugated tin, some of it has paint on it, some of it is rusted, and the ceiling is just so clean,” says Corchiani. “The ceilings pop. It is not a clash, but it really accents it well, it pops more. It actually makes it look more classy and clean.” 

Fat Boy’s survived and thrived through the Covid-19 pandemic and has continued to expand with new locations, with six in the New Orleans area; and one each in Baton Rouge, LA; Hattiesburg, MS; and Richmond, TX. 


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