It’s not always possible to do a full-scale restaurant renovation, but there are a lot of little ways you can improve the look and feel of your restaurant — for your customers, for your employees, and for yourself! And you don’t have to spend a lot to do it. We’ve compiled 12 ways to fix
Every restaurant design is about far more than aesthetics. A restaurant floor plan is ultimately a balancing act between several different, functional needs. On one hand, you want your restaurant design structured to get as many tables as you can into your dining room. The number of tables could greatly affect how many table turns
It’s strange to think about the lifecycle of a restaurant, specifically that restaurants can stagnate simply by not changing. For many restaurant owners, making changes to anything from management styles to the kitchen equipment to the menu comes only when it’s absolutely necessary. After all, if things are working well for you now, you should
Steve DiFillippo is the author of “It’s All About the Guest: Exceeding Expectations in Business and in Life the Davio’s Way” and owner of 8 popular Davio’s Restaurant locations in Boston and all along the East Coast. Offering a fine dining experience at its most elegant, each Davio’s — from the first on Boston’s Newbury Street, to the latest coming
Most people think of restaurant rebranding strictly in terms of decor, marketing, and the items on the menu. True enough, this is primarily what customers experience front and center. But there’s more to recreating your brand than aesthetics and flavor, especially when it comes to how your staff functions. This is where equipment additions and
You think it’s going to be great. Nothing to compete with conversation or to distract from the food. People will be able to hear each other and they’ll thank you for it. They might even leave you a glowing review. “Why can’t all restaurants be like this one? Hurrah!” Then, reality sets in. Silence, believe
Consumer tastes aren’t the only things changing these days — restaurants need to constantly expand their menus, services — and even space — to ensure they remain competitive in the market. M Restaurant in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, knows that all too well, as they began an ongoing process of expansion back in 2011 that continues to this day!
It may seem perfunctory to say so, but both flooring and walls are crucial elements to any restaurant’s interior design. They’re the base upon which all other aspects of your restaurant’s design is built. The good news is that you have numerous options when it comes to paint, wallpaper, and flooring. The bad news is…
There are many reasons customers make repeat visits to your restaurant. Chief among them, as our latest free eBook surmises, are quality, personable service, and the ability to earn rewards. Your food needs to impress. Your service needs to impress. Guests need to feel like they’re getting a great value for the money they spend.
So much of a restaurant operator’s focus is put onto designing the menu, the seating, the decorations… but how much of that ends up sabotaged if the guests can barely see any of it? Lighting is an aspect of restaurant design that can be easily overlooked by even the most seasoned of owners or managers.