Revenue generating space at restaurant is more than just the area indoors. Outside areas in the front and back of your building can be utilized to expand your business’ footprint. How so? Well, think about adding an awning or creating a space with drop screens and curtains. Add tables and chairs to that space and now you have extra seats and extra revenue generating space.
- The Numbers: If you have an outdoor area that can fit 5 tables with four chairs each, you’ve just increased your sales capacity by 20 seats. If each table generates an average of $60 for breakfast, lunch and dinner, that’s at least $900 more in sales. (5 tables x $60 = $300. $300 x 3 [breakfast, lunch, dinner] =$900). That’s a lot of extra sales for your bottom line!
- How it Works: If you install an awning or patio cover, it creates a shaded area that customers can sit under. The area can also be a lounge space where people can relax and order drinks. The outdoor area can also be enclosed with vinyl enclosures, curtains, and drop screens that give the space a more private feel customers will appreciate.
- Why it Matters: Creating an outdoor space is essential for any restaurant or business because it’s a revenue generating area. Not utilizing it means you’re not maximizing your business’ potential. You could be missing out on hundreds of dollars in sales because those revenue generating seats aren’t being used.
- What to Install: Depending on your restaurant location and type, you can install a canopy, awning, patio cover, vinyl enclosures, etc. Calling your local awning shop like American Awning & Blind Co. in North Hollywood, is the first step in figuring out what’s best for your storefront. Remember, renderings are a great way to see how a shades structure will look on your building’s façade without actually installing it. Keep in mind that you also need to be sure your awning installer is aware of permits and construction processes; at American Awning & Blind Co. we help you with that process.