Great Bagel & Bakery

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 […]

Lazuli

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. […]

VHBeer

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 […]

Erik’s DeliCafé

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 Over the course of its life, the brand became washed out and outdated from its messaging through identity and interior experience.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 […]

SlapFish

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 […]

OceanWave

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 […]

Holbrook

Holbrook active adult living hospitality branding and strategy

The common view of people over the age of 55 years old is roped into one word: senior. It’s an ugly word that encompasses four decades of human and comes with misconceptions of capability, questions of self-reliance, and a general feeling of being a second thought. When visionary, Al Holbrook, shared his mission for challenging […]

La Segunda Bakery & Café

La Segunda Café and Bakery rebranding and repositioning

Hand-made Tradition Tampa, Florida is known for many things, but the top two may very well be cigars and Cuban bread. Since 1910, one small bakery in the Ybor City neighborhood has been an iconoclast for one of them: authentic, fresh-baked Cuban bread. In 2017, a changing of the guard was in effect as the […]

Banditos Bar & Kitchen

Banditos bar and kitchen rebranding and design by Vigor

¡Vamos Banditos! After 5 years, and 2 iterations of the Banditos brand, Vigor and the client team collaborated on evolving their look once again. Mexi-Cali vibes served as the inspiration and ideal for the evolved identity which saw custom typography, hand-drawn illustrations, and a vibrant palette of color introduced throughout print, digital, and environment expressions. […]

Al Bohsali

Al Bohsali confections shop and brand identity design and rebranding

In Beirut and its surrounding region, the Al Bohsali brand is renowned. Over a century old, the family has been the top producer of the region’s finest baklava and other Lebanese pastries and treats. US-based friends orchestrated the importing of the brand’s signature product but needed to modernize the positioning and identity to establish it […]