The snack booth, is a small but to many people well-known building. A place where you can go for chips and related, often fried, snacks. Also a building that is often a bit comical or even sloppy in appearance and in any case cannot be compared with the well-known uniformed and further commercialized fastfood providers. The spot where the snack booth is located is also different from case to case, just like the architectural style of the building. Nevertheless, similarities can be found for the location, for example. We find the snack booth at locations where pedestrians and cyclists come often and easily and where in many cases the motorist and car drivers also comes in large numbers, at speeds of up to about 50 km/h. In a geographic sense, that are often places on squares and along roads where different districts and neighborhoods connect. In Belgium, where about 5000 snack booths can be found, that is slightly different because the urban structure there is also different than in the Netherlands.
In architecture, this type of building is often called “semi permanent”. Masonry is rarely found in a snack booth, and the foundation (when there at all) is generally of a modest size. Usually construction is done with wooden frames and panels / planks of some kind. The snack booth that served as the example for the Markenburg model was built in 1985, with a timber frame and vertically placed planks as facade paneling. Around 2015, a plastic facade cladding with the appearance of horizontally placed planks was placed over it. The front part, with a fair amount of glass, is where the customer comes, order and can eat. Some standard picnic tables (e.g. Markenburg product number 01DOR13) provide more seating for consuming a meal, although it is outside the building. The kitchen is located in the largest volume of the building. At the back there is a separate booth for the air filters, among some other things. The Markenburg model already comes with basic interior, see the free to download manual for more details when desired.