Dining rooms and restaurants, in general, are opening up all across the country this year, and sitting outdoors is one of the most popular and safest ways to eat during the pandemic. With longer days and warm temperatures, the demand for outdoor eating is high. Outdoor dining is here to stay too, so it is crucial to make sure your eatery is doing everything in its ability to improve the outdoor setup. Read on to learn how to enhance your restaurant’s outdoor dining setup!
Take Advantage of the Lax Permitting
From Maryland to Network to California, states and cities all around the country have relaxed and streamlined processes for outdoor dining. If your eatery is able to, take advantage of the road or street near you for outdoor eating. Even if your sidewalk space is a tad limited, check with your local regulations to see what is possible.
Invest in the Right Outdoor Décor
For customers sitting outside in your restaurant, they have to all be comfortable during their eating experience. Make sure you have umbrellas or any other items that can create shade for your customers during the hot upcoming summer days, along with standard napkins and smallware at each table. For colder weather, consider buying some patio heaters or retractable covers to encourage diners to visit your eatery during the winter or rainy weather. Any tables or chairs that are weatherproof should be outside too. Also, consider putting up some lights around your outdoor dining section for late nights.
Adjust Your Drink and Food Menu
Consider scaling down your food menu to some house favorites and adding some items as time passes. However, suppose you are a more seasoned restaurant that has been doing outdoor dining the last couple of months. In that case, you probably feel comfortable providing your entire menu to your customers.
Get the Word Out
A lot of guests still have yet to eat out during the pandemic, and as the warm weather comes, many might be eager to dine out again. Get the word out on social media that your restaurant is open and doing outdoor dining too! This will make people feel comfortable to get out for a bite again finally.
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