While leaps in technology obviously benefit us in many ways, food delivery apps have made it incredibly easy for many of us to stay at home and simply dine-in, particularly in the evenings and at weekends.
Making your restaurant more attractive and eye-catching for passers-by is one way of getting them off the sofa and into your establishment.
As specialists in the industry, we know a thing or two about the importance of keeping your restaurant looking inviting and at its best. From upcycling your furniture to switching your layout, we’ve some simple tips to keep your customers happy.
Liven up your furniture
You may not know this, but your furniture says a lot about your restaurant. While it’s not all about looks, if your furniture looks worn or dated, you could inadvertently be putting people off from visiting your establishment.
Try changing the cushions or painting some of the furniture if you’re on a budget. You’ll be amazed what a lick of paint can do. If you have the budget, then consider changing your furniture completely to give your restaurant a new lease of life.
Table tops can often be swapped out and used with your existing table bases to keep costs down and if you do your research you should be able to find good quality chairs at prices that won’t break the bank.
When choosing your furniture think about who your customers are. If they mostly consist of families then booth seating is a good option and offers them extra privacy. At Café Furniture Brisbane we supply a wide range of commercial-grade restaurant furniture to suit all tastes and budgets.
Switch your layout
A fresh new layout can totally transform your restaurant’s interior and help make it feel like new. Knowing your clientele is crucial to find a layout that works for your space. Do you serve breakfast and lunch? Or perhaps you serve lunch and dinner, or maybe all three. Are you targeting families looking to eat together on a Saturday night or visitors to the city looking for a place to have Sunday lunch? Knowing your target audience can help you decipher the right layout.
Think about the space you have and how best to arrange your tables. Having them too close together will make customers feel cramped and feel that their privacy is being invaded – having too few tables spaced well apart can create an empty feeling.
Keeping your customers happy is key to the success of your restaurant and taking their needs into consideration when giving your restaurant a bit of a makeover is important.