Bon Temps II is a combined gas station and BBQ restaurant in Minden, Louisiana. The owner wanted to build a store that was hip and modern but paid homage to the history of the building type. PDS played off the utilitarian and rural nature of the building with a material palette of corrugated metal and wood. The exterior design features a light-toned cypress contrasted with a dark steel. The interior carries the same feeling using similar materials and colors. Traditional hand painted signage highlights the exterior as well as pointing the way to the different services inside. Upon entering, guests will see the cashier counter become part of the architecture of the building. It uses the same raw wood aesthetic, but here it includes different plank widths accented with a rust colored metal and exposed stainless steel fasteners. This central cashier station anchors the store, serving both the restaurant and the convenience store sides. Other features include exposed wood trusses, a custom built-in dining banquette, raw-finish pipe shelving, exposed electrical conduit, and plenty of industrial style lighting. More than just a convenience store, the new restaurant creates a lively, modern hub of community for patrons both in a hurry and looking to slow down to enjoy some great BBQ in style.