Restaurants: Now’s The Time To Plan For Fall Profits
A Great Awning-Covered Outdoor Space Is A Money Maker
Nothing beats dining in the great Colorado outdoors.
So why don’t more restaurants offer outdoor dining to their customers?
Many do – and the restaurants that do outdoor dining right make a lot of money with it.
Some restaurants make an effort at opening up a dining patio, but don’t really think it through… they toss some high-top tables and cheap umbrellas out there, and soon find customers complaining when a Colorado wind storm or rain cloud passes by.
Before long, they’re right back to keeping a waiting list for customers who overflow their limited indoor seating.
Still others don’t make the effort to offer outdoor dining at all, assuming it’s just too expensive to achieve and that the additional revenue won’t cover the added expense.
In almost every case, that’s a faulty assumption.
When The Right Awning’s On Top, Cash Flows To The Bottom Line
A top expert from the best awning company in the Denver area uses a “break even calculator” to help restaurant owners calculate how long it will take for an awning or enclosure to pay for itself.
The results of these calculations are often stunning.
In many instances, within just a few months, the new covered or enclosed outdoor dining space has paid for itself, and the future is bright with pure profit.
Restaurant owners are often surprised – even shocked – to learn they can add a fully-covered “three seasons patio” for as little as fifty dollars per square foot!
Outdoor dining adds valuable seating to any restaurant… and keeps customers coming back.
Of course, when a restaurant attempts a haphazard approach to outdoor seating, the idea can have the opposite effect.
All it takes is one fast-moving storm to drive customers out from under those inexpensive umbrellas – and straight to online review sites to express their displeasure!
But a great outdoor space, which opens up more seating with great views and protection from the elements, keeps those customers (and those reviews) positive.
From a simple retractable awning to sturdy zippered walls, the options for adding profitable outdoor dining space are nearly limitless.
Football Season Will Be Here Before You Know It
The Broncos are already undergoing OTAs (organized team activities).
By the time football season rolls around, savvy restaurant owners will have found a way to offer comfortable outdoor dining to their patrons… and they’ll capture the business their competitors have neglected.
From sports bars to family dining establishments, Colorado patrons love having the option of outdoor dining during football season (and throughout the year)… and they greatly prefer outdoor seating to spending time on the waiting list for a table inside the dining room.
So now is the time to plan for higher revenues and profits during the all-important fall months. Wait until kickoff, and it may be too late.
Don’t let your restaurant business get left out in the cold. Not when the addition of a beautiful new outdoor dining space could make the difference between a lackluster autumn and a blockbuster year. Call your awning professional today and schedule a no-cost consultation. You might be surprised at the business you can score!