In the past, owners used restaurant furniture as just a place to sit and eat. We now know that restaurant furniture provides the majority of the ambiance of the restaurant. As such, it is important that you use the furniture in a way that reflects the overall feel of your restaurant.
Making the most of restaurant furniture simply means using it as effectively as possible. It is important to think of all the ways you can appeal to your guest through the furniture. Keep these suggestions in mind to make your furniture work for you:
1. Think outside the box when deciding the best way to use each piece of restaurant furniture.
2. Find ways to keep kids happy by purchasing interactive furnishings.
3. Accentuate the positive by adding accents to the furnishings.
Find multiple uses for your restaurant furnishingsMost of the restaurant furniture you purchase can be for use in more than one way. For example, a folding table with tablecloth can hold complimentary food items, such as bread baskets or crackers when guests must wait for seating. You can also provide deep restaurant chairs, booths or benches for guests who must for seating or for the rest of their party to arrive.
Appeal to parents by providing kid friendly restaurant furnishingsKids can become bored while waiting on food to arrive. Help parents alleviate this problem by purchasing game tables to keep kids busy. You can purchase tables with different games, such as some tables with checkerboards and others with tic-tac-toe boards. Remember toddlers that visit your restaurant will need highchairs and booster seats. Accommodate parents by placing changing tables in all of your restrooms.
Add restaurant furnishings to make the restaurant feel like homeIn most cases, the little things are what make the decor of a restaurant memorable. For example, adding dividers between booths gives your customers a little more privacy, which is important to many couples. Items, such as signs, pictures and condiment holders that match your decor show the guests that they can always expect consistency from your restaurant.
- Purchase table cloths and chair covers that match the restaurant decor if you use outdoor restaurant furniture or portable restaurant tables and chairs to accommodate large parties or guest overflow.