Serving delicious enlightenment

Great Bagel & Bakery restaurant rebranding and interior design

Though it’s not obvious at first, husband-and-wife restaurateurs Lara and Robert Swan are not, first and foremost, bagel enthusiasts. True, they founded Great Bagel, an institution that is beloved by Lexington locals. But as Vigor soon discovered, the Swans are more than bakers: they’re food system revolutionaries. Why else would they have spent years researching […]

Harmonizing cravability and health consciousness

Lazuli cafe acai bowl restaurant branding rebranding and design

When a newly formed franchise company decided franchising was no longer the path forward, one of their franchisees turned to Vigor to develop a fresh brand that would thrive. Based on the trending acaí bowl, the concept was ripe for portraying a passion that would align with the core markets of North San Jose, California. […]

Reclaiming the art of having fun

VHBeer craft beer branding naming and package design

While it’s true that VHBeer is made with premium, locally sourced ingredients, the real magic is that every beer they make is crafted to be undeniably delicious regardless of whether you’re a can-cracking domestic drinker or a true aficionado. VHBeer focuses on crowd-pleasing styles and interprets them in refreshingly fun, yet accessible ways. Rather than […]

Communicating unique character for a fast casual brand

Erik's DeliCafé advertising and marketing strategy and creative campaign

Throughout 2019, Vigor embarked on a character-driven journey with Erik’s DeliCafé. The goal was to continue to align the brand with their purpose, “with character.” Additionally, the brand engaged in paid media advertising for the first time in years opening the opportunity to tell the Erik’s story while attracting Patrons past, present, and future. Location […]

Making wellness simple & drinkable

Seeva alternative milk product beverage branding and packaging design

When two entrepreneurs with backgrounds in tech and food needed to brand an innovative milk alternative beverage line, they turned to Vigor’s expertise to build their vision from the ground up. The product was a first-to-market nutritious drink made from pumpkin seeds, known as pepita, and added superfoods. Through collaboration and Vigor’s brand development process, […]

Creating renewed character for a fast casual brand

Erik's DeliCafé fast casual restaurant rebranding

For over 45 years, Erik’s DeliCafé has been a Santa Cruz/San Jose mainstay. Over the course of its life, the brand became washed out and outdated from its messaging through identity and interior experience. With the help of Vigor, a dedication to collaboration across departments, and a passion for an ideal, we were able to […]

Getting unapologetically honest about seafood

Repositioning and evolving the Slapfish Restaurant Brand

Seafood restaurants have been rapidly adopting a “sustainable” position in their marketing and brand communications. The problem is they really aren’t. For SlapFish, this is infuriating because of the countless time they spent developing sustainable best practices and relationships with seafood providers who employ said practices. Unfortunately, the brand identity SlapFish had in market didn’t […]

Going for the win with a LTO pizza lineup

Johnny's Pizza House For The Win advertising and marketing campaign creative

In the fall of 2018, Johnny’s Pizza House looked to boost its biggest quarter of the year with a new look and new energy. Vigor was tapped to tackle the strategy, offering, and overall creative direction for this touchdown of a campaign. Location Click edit button to change this text. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, […]

Reshaping an Atlanta sushi and martini staple

OceanWave sushi thai restaurant business card design

Harry & Sons was a long time staple in the Virginia Highland neighborhood of Atlanta. Having established itself for fantastic martinis and sushi, the brand experienced years of success and growth. As time marched on, growth slowed as did traffic. Then the opportunity for renovation presented itself which springboarded ownership into evaluating the overall brand […]

Setting the table for the neighborhood

Salt & Marrow restaurant branding and F&B concept development for Crowne Plaza in North Augusta, South Carolina

The newest Crowne Plaza was scheduled for build in North Augusta’s up and coming riverfront neighborhood. Finding success beyond golf tourism would depend on a remarkable suite of food and beverage concepts. Two of the concepts were situated on the ground level. They spanned a full-service restaurant and an accompanying lobby lounge. Although both were […]