As we enter Phase 2 of Maryland’s Coronavirus recovery plan, restaurants are now permitted to have outdoor seating for their customers. The cool breezes of the summer already attract people to eat outside in the first place. But for some restaurants, this is a new challenge that they will have to overcome to satisfy their loyal customers. If your outdoor seating is lackluster, some customers won’t even give it a second thought, and may not even consider your restaurant for carry-out. You can make some easy but significant changes to your outdoor seating during these challenging times. Read on to learn some essential tips and food service products that you will need for outdoor seating!
Give Them Plenty of Shade
If the sun is starting to beat down on your customers, they are likely to avoid dining outside altogether. Use some umbrellas at your tables to keep them cool and satisfied. Plus, it will add a bit of color to your exterior, which means potential new customers might notice and grab a bite.
Add Some Color
Speaking of color, take a look at your existing outdoor chairs and tables. Are they a bit dingy? Do they really make you want to sit down and eat? You might want to give them a fresh coat of paint, so they look new. Do they have any cushions? If not, consider investing in some outdoor cushions so your customers can feel relaxed while eating.
Paper and Plastic Food Service Products
Instead of using your usual metal cutlery, make sure you are stocked up on paper, plastic, and eco-friendly plates and cutlery for your customers. Another thing to consider is stocking up a bit more on plastic carry-out containers to give to your customers instead of using your usual plates. That way, your customers can easily take their leftovers home and save you the hassle of having to wash dishes and silverware. H.C. Walterhoefer has what you need with a variety of eco-friendly paper and plastic food service products.
Since we’re still dealing with the Coronavirus, consider handing out some hand sanitizer bottles or disinfectant wipes to your customers at their tables before and after they eat. A nice gesture like this will show that you care about both your customers and your restaurant. This isn’t exactly a food service product, but still something nice.
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