Restaurant Furniture Basics

Business.com / Industry / Last Modified: February 22, 2017

Choosing restaurant furnishings can be a daunting task. In most cases, you have to think of the budget as well as the overall comfort, ...

Choosing restaurant furnishings can be a daunting task. In most cases, you have to think of the budget as well as the overall comfort, feel and look of the furniture.

Keep the following restaurant furniture basics in mind when you are deciding on the restaurant furniture you need for your store:

1. Make your customers feel at home while embracing the theme of your restaurant by providing comfortable dining room furniture.

2. Encourage your customers to take a breath of fresh air by using quality restaurant furniture in an outdoor dining area.

3. Increase employee productivity by ordering appropriate back of house furniture.

4. Provide a functional office for management and staff to do paperwork.

Find indoor restaurant furniture for the dining area

The majority of a restaurant's customers will sit indoors to eat. Finding comfortable restaurant tables and chairs for your customers ensures that they will be comfortable while dining, which makes for a more satisfactory visit. In some cases, tabletops and bases or pedestals are for sale separately, so make sure that you order full sets of these items.

Purchase outdoor restaurant furniture

Outdoor restaurant furniture is a good addition to many restaurants. In some cases, outdoor dining areas can help you to accommodate more guests as long as your staff can handle the overflow. Some restaurants use outdoor dining areas on a regular basis for customers who enjoy eating outdoors. Keep in mind that your outdoor furniture should be able to withstand the natural elements in your area. In some areas, such as in a hurricane prone area, you may have to store the furniture indoors.

Remember the back of house restaurant furniture

When you purchase restaurant furniture, your main focus is usually on the front of house area. While it is important to make sure you have the dining room furniture for guests to enjoy, it is equally as important to remember the furniture that your employees will need. Kitchen furniture, such as prep tables, and break room or training room furniture are also essential.

Buy restaurant furnishings for the office

You will need to purchase restaurant furnishings for the office unless you want to do paperwork and store files in the dining room or another non-private location. Most offices in restaurants are small. Because of this, an L-shaped desk or small computer desk with a lot of storage for papers and a chair is ideal.
  • Order extra restaurant tables and chairs in case you need to replace some in your dining area or you need to add extra seating for a large party.

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