Often when running a restaurant, it’s not just the food that keeps customers coming back. Think about the appearances of your building, furniture, and staff, do these appearances affect the image of your business? Consider the menu that is presented to your customer. If it is tattered and worn, what image does that convey? Could all these appearances play a part in determining whether or not your guests come back?
If you determined that your restaurant could use some changes, one factor in determining what alterations should be made often comes down to money. While some changes can come with a high price tag, other changes can be simple and relatively inexpensive. Here’s a revisit to our blog originally posted in July 2015, providing ideas of quick and inexpensive ways to give your restaurant a makeover:
Quick and Inexpensive Ways to Give Your Restaurant a Makeover Original Posting Date: July 24, 2015
You always want your restaurant to look its best and provide an enticing environment for your customers. If your dining area could use a facelift, the good news is you don't have to spend a lot of time or money to do it. These simple and inexpensive steps will have the old place looking like new in no time.
Rethink Your Menu Covers - Menus see a lot of use and abuse and tend to wear out quickly — especially if they're cheaply made. Switching to something more durable and sophisticated, such as our majestic series menu covers, provides an instant upgrade that will also last a lot longer. Add an Embossed aluminum or copper plate to a die cut window can instantly add a touch of class to your dining room.
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Replace Worn Dishes and Flatware - Of course you're careful to get rid of any cracked or chipped dishes, but how good do your plates and bowls really look? It's easy for dishes with scratches or permanent marks to slip through and end up in front of customers, which doesn't make a good impression. If you haven't replaced your dishes in a while, take a few minutes to look them over and make sure they're in good shape.
Wash Your Windows - You'd be surprised at how often windows are completely overlooked. Make sure the inside and outside of your restaurant's windows are washed on a regular basis. Clean windows are not only easier to see out of, but they also help make the entire dining area feel cleaner.
Update your Paint - Old, dingy, chipped paint makes a place look run down and tired. Scrape off old paint and replace it with a fresh, new coat. White will instantly brighten up any dining room and makes it easy to coordinate with existing decor.
Keeping things clean and up-to-date is a great way to create a welcoming environment that will keep customers coming back.