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Taco Bell Cantina Pacifica Fireplace

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

The World’s Most Beautiful Taco Bell

The Taco Bell located just off the Pacific Coast highway on the southern tip of Pacifica, California has become somewhat of a landmark. From locals grabbing a taco at the walk up window while taking a surf break to out-of-state travelers looking for that Instagram-worthy photo opp at the “World’s Most Beautiful Taco Bell” (according to the SF Chronicle) and even hosting a wedding. Yep, you read that right! 

The Renovation

After being featured in Forbes, Business Insider, Trip Advisor, Buzzfeed and more, newly appointed VP at Golden Gate Bell LLC decided that this unique Taco Bell location deserved an upgrade – both to it’s interior and its menu! Golden Gate Bell LLC chose CM Architecture and First Street Development for the renovation project, so when Vice President & Architect, Brent Smith, came to Acucraft for a custom fireplace we were excited to help.

The key to this remodel was to maintain the large ocean views while providing customers with space to enjoy conversations over tacos and new Twisted Freezes. Brent worked hand-in hand with one of our Fireplace Advisors to determine the best style fireplace for their space. Due to spacial constraints, limited seating for guests, and wanting to maintain large ocean views, an Acucraft patent-pending indoor outdoor see through gas fireplace was the perfect fit for the project.

Brent’s colleague, Leah Smith, Architect worked closely with our Fireplace Design Team to ensure the fireplace & venting would fit within the constraints of the building. This indoor outdoor gas fireplace needed to fit in between two large picture windows and existing structural supports. 

The indoor outdoor gas fireplace would act as another window providing customers with relaxing ocean views, while still being able to cozy up next to a fire while enjoying a meal with family or friends. 

Customer provided rendering of fireplace location & space   Acucraft provided 3D drawing 


Custom Gas Fireplace Delivery

After solidifying the fireplace design with Leah Smith, Architect at CM Architecture, and Chris Czyz, VP of Development at First Street Development, the Taco Bell fireplace was ready for production! Acucraft’s Project Manager worked closely with Chris to ensure their timeline was met and their indoor outdoor gas fireplace would be delivered and installed before their grand re-opening in July 2019. 

Once their fireplace was manufactured it made it’s way into our internal test lab for 3rd party certification and ANSI safety testing. The Acucraft Team even enjoyed some Taco Bell breakfast next to the fire before it shipped. 


Fireplace Enjoyment

The Linda Mar Taco Bell, as it’s known by locals, is the only large structure in this area surrounded by a cliff wall, tree-lined hills, and endless ocean views. Although Taco Bell has over 40 Cantina locations across the country, this location is it’s first free-standing restaurant. So drop your board in the “surfboard parking” zone, order your favorites at the walk-up window, cozy up to the custom indoor outdoor gas fireplace and enjoy the ocean views! (Read more about this location here)

On July 13th Pacifica’s Taco Bell Cantina officially re-opened. The Pacifica Chamber of Commerce helped employees, Taco Bell executives, local leaders, and excited Taco Bell customers celebrate the grand re-opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony, free beach towels, raffles, and piles of tacos for all…not to mention the much sought-after photo opportunities next to the gorgeous indoor outdoor gas fireplace and newly remodeled interior!

“That fireplace is such a beautiful feature!” -CM Architecture

“On behalf of everyone at Acoustiblok Soundproofing Solutions, we say this is the most amazing Taco Bell ever and the idea of adding your fireplace is brilliant!” -Marilyn Westropp, Acoustiblok, Inc.

Check out the photo slideshow below for more pictures, as well as Taco Bell’s video featuring Acucraft’s fireplace!

Looking for your own one-of-a-kind fireplace? Get started today by requesting a copy of our NEW Custom Gas Fireplace brochure by Clicking Here











Did you know that Acucraft + Taco Bell have been working on fireplace concepts together since 2016? Yep, it’s true! Check out some of the inspiration we collaborated on:



FREE Shipping on Any Fireplace System

Monday, July 15th, 2019

At Acucraft Fireplaces we’ll guide you from the first phone call to your very first fire.

As the world’s leading direct sell fireplace manufacturer we know what its like to want something unique. By working directly with the manufacturer you’re able to get exactly what you want! Lets make your fireplace dreams a reality. Connect with a Fireplace Advisor today: (888)317-6499.









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Hurry! Free Shipping is back…but not for long. Receive up to $500 shipping allowance on any wood burning fireplace system or up to $1000 shipping allowance on any gas fireplace by placing your order now through August 31st.

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Acucraft’s New Custom Gas Fireplace Brochure

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

At Acucraft Fireplaces we’ll guide you from the first phone call to your very first fire.

As the world’s leading direct sell fireplace manufacturer we know what its like to want something unique. By working directly with the manufacturer you’re able to get exactly what you want! Lets make your fireplace dreams a reality. Connect with a Fireplace Advisor today: (888)317-6499.

Request Your Copy of the NEW Custom Gas Fireplace Brochure:

The New Custom Gas Fireplace Brochure

At Acucraft we believe everyone is unique and bringing your fireplace dreams to life should be a fun and easy experience! Our Fireplace Advisors will guide you through the selection process and our Project Managers will be there to assist you through design, scheduling, delivery, installation preparation, and on-going support until you’re sitting around your first fire.

Custom Gas Fireplaces

From unique models to crazy custom fireplaces, we’re certain we’ll find the perfect fireplace for your space! Our new custom gas fireplace brochure walks you through popular styles, fireplace glass options, fireplace finishing options, fireplace media options, fireplace safety & testing, Acucraft on-site services, past customer journeys, and jaw-dropping inspiring photos of many happy customers.

Don’t settle for the same boring, mass-produced fireplaces. Be unique! Whether you’re looking for a modern linear gas fireplace for your new construction home or a four-sided all glass gas fireplace for a new hotel lobby, we’ll design and build the fireplace you’ve been dreaming of.

Acucraft custom see through fireplace with gas logset | Madison Center | Seattle, WA

Acucraft custom gas linear fireplace | Private Residence | Westlake, TX


Ready to get started on your fireplace project? Talk with one of our Fireplace Advisors today: (888)317-6499

Modern Outdoor Fire Pit and Outdoor Fireplaces

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

If you’re looking for an outdoor fire pit or an outdoor fireplace you’ve come to the right place!

Whether you’re looking for an outdoor fireplace, outdoor fire pit, or even an outdoor burner for an existing enclosure, The Acucraft Team will guide you to the perfect fire feature for your space. Every Acucraft outdoor fire feature is designed & manufactured at time of order, creating a truly unique solution for you. All of our outdoor fire features include our Bulletproof All Weather Ignition System…well that’s a mouthful! Basically, our ignition system is, well, bulletproof. Which means you can feel confident that your outdoor fire feature will light in rain, wind or snow giving you year-round enjoyment.

Your Fireplace Advisor will guide you through options, your Fireplace Designer will ensure safety & engineering, and our skilled Craftsmen will bring your fire feature to life!

Trust us to deliver the outdoor fire feature you’ve been dreaming of. Still not sure? Learn about 3 unique Acucraft custom gas fireplaces added to this modern transitional home in the Hollywood Hills!

LA’s most sought after real estate group The Agency, as featured on TV’s Million Dollar Listing – Los Angeles, represents some of the world’s top developers and resort brands. The Agency Founder & CEO, Mauricio Umansky took his company and team to the next level – ranking among the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies. With over 450 agents and 24 offices world-wide, and more slated for this year, The Agency has worked with luxury brands like One&Only, Six Senses and Ritz-Carlton.

You may be asking yourself, OK but what does this have to do with Acucraft or fireplaces? Well, let’s back up and start where it all began!

iElements, a premier design studio in San Marino, California was awarded a new construction ultra-modern home in the Hollywood Hills. Kyle, Design Coordinator, was looking for a fireplace company to meet his design intent and after an exhaustive search he was unable to find a local resource or a guide to help him find what he was looking for. He then connected with Acucraft where he was able to work directly with a fireplace manufacturer.


Mark Kennedy, Acucraft Fireplace Advisor, worked with Kyle to determine exactly what type of gas fireplaces he was looking to add to this home, what his budget allowed, and when he would need them delivered to the site. Kyle was specifically looking for a 6′ long by 4′ tall linear see through gas fireplace for the living room, a 6′ long by 30″ tall linear see through fireplace for the master bedroom, and an 8′ linear burner for their outdoor fire pit which is centered around a living wall above the pool. 

Customer Provided Exterior Fire Pit Details


Next, Kyle worked with Robin Shepherd, Fireplace Designer, to completely design the fireboxes and burners along with confirming their flue run, gas line locations and all of the additional details that were needed to make this project a success. 

Kyle then looped in his Project Manager, Brian Brookman, to co-design and approve the fireplace drawings provided by Acucraft. The iElements Design was presented with fireplace submittals for their review and approval which included: custom 3D drawings, order details, component illustrations, and installation manuals.

Acucraft provided custom see through gas fireplace drawing – living room


Acucraft provided custom gas see through fireplace drawing – master bed

Upon approval, their fireplaces and burners were scheduled for production. Acucraft Project Manager, Chad Mackrell, was responsible for all coordination and delivery arrangements. The Acucraft Team worked one on one with both Kyle and Brian to ensure a successful installation. This included the 3rd Party Certification and LARR testing  requirements (specific building codes in Los Angeles)  were met. 


As always the Acucraft Team kept in touch with Kyle and Brian after the installation was completed to ensure they were 100% satisfied with their fireplaces. Kyle was so pleased with his experience and the fireplaces that he shared photos and video of the fireplaces with Acucraft. It was such a pleasure working with the iElements Design Studio team, we look forward to future projects & partnerships! 


This gorgeous home is currently being listed by The Agency’s own James Harris + David Parnes of Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles for $14,495,000!


Call Acucraft today to start your next fireplace project: 888-317-6499 or info@acucraft.com or Request Information Here. We look forward to hearing from you!

The New Custom Outdoor Fire Brochure

Sunday, June 9th, 2019

Introducing, the new Custom Outdoor Fire Brochure!

Burners | Tables | Fireplaces

Don’t settle for boring, mass-produced outdoor fire features. Be unique. Create a gathering space for family & friends. Above all, find an outdoor fire feature that you will truly enjoy for a lifetime! 

What’s Inside

Turn the outdoors into a space you can enjoy, share with friends & family, co-workers or customers, and feel confident that your fire feature will last a lifetime. Every outdoor burner, fire table and fireplace come standard with our Bulletproof Ignition System ensuring operation in rain, wind and snow. 

Excite your senses with the tallest flames on the market! From standard XL flames (8″-12″) to 3XL flames (18″-24″), there’s no doubt your fire feature will impress. Trust us to design & manufacture the outdoor fire feature of your dreams!


Custom Outdoor Burners

  • Any size and style
  • XL Flames (8″-12″) or 3XL Flames (18″-24″)
  • Bulletproof ignition system
  • Drop into an existing table or finish with any non-combustible materials

Custom Outdoor Fire Tables

  • Any size and style
  • XL Flames (8″-12″) or 3XL Flames (18″-24″)
  • Bulletproof ignition system
  • Choose from multiple finish styles or complete with your own non-combustible materials

Custom Outdoor Fireplaces

  • Any size and style
  • XL Flames (8″-12″) or 3XL Flames (18″-24″)
  • Bulletproof ignition system
  • Multiple media sizes & styles available
  • Finish with any non-combustible materials

Say GOODBYE to boring, mass-produced fire features & HELLO to one-of-a-kind!

Every Acucraft outdoor fire feature is designed and manufactured per project, creating a truly one-of-a-kind solution. Our Fireplace Advisors will guide you through options, our Designers will ensure safety & engineering, and our skilled Craftsmen will bring your dream to life!

Request Your Copy of the Custom Outdoor Fire Brochure:

Call Us: (888)317-6499   |   Email Us: info@acucraft.com 

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