As restaurants around the country are working to safely expand their dining options—both inside and outdoors—one thing is for certain: patrons are eager to enjoy a meal out on the town.
But it’s no secret that the restaurant industry has had its fair share of changes over the past few months. From capacity limitations to increased sanitation schedules, reduced staffing, and more, now’s the time to get back to business.
3 Ways Restaurants Can Open Safely with Indoor and Outdoor Dining
- Incorporate Cohesive Branding Across Your Dining Spaces
- Transform Your Restaurant Layout to Protect Guests and Staff
- Expand Street Dining Capacity with Custom Barricade Covers
Incorporate Cohesive Branding Across Your Dining Spaces
With summer fast approaching and warmer weather already on the horizon, customer safety continues to be at the forefront. In keeping with the existing branding of each establishment, AAA Flag & Banner can design, print, and install a number of safety features throughout a venue. This includes everything from banners and signs to acrylic shields, decals, antimicrobial tablecloths, and more.
Both indoor and outdoor installations require a unique set of materials and applications, and our skilled in-house team can produce a variety of graphics that seamlessly incorporate your restaurant’s logos and colors.
Transform Your Restaurant Layout to Protect Guests and Staff
In some cases, dining and seating areas need to be reconfigured to accommodate a growing number of guests. From booth dividers to expanded outdoor patios, diners might find themselves returning to a new or unfamiliar layout. So to help minimize potential confusion, it’s important to include high-visibility wayfinding signs for entrances, exits, patios, and restrooms. To help encourage social distancing, consider installing a series of floor decals around popular queue areas like hostess stations and to-go counters.
Expand Street Dining with Custom Barricade Covers
Especially in warmer climates, outdoor dining offers a safe and viable option for expanding capacity. Whether you are working with local municipalities or neighboring establishments, street closures allow for additional square footage beyond the restaurant’s physical footprint. Branded barricades allow businesses to encompass additional street and sidewalk dining.
These barricades also give restaurants and cities an opportunity to highlight new hours of operation, special promotions, dine-in or takeout options, and more. As reopening procedures continue to evolve, these barriers can also be updated with new information using small adhesive strips that are designed to blend into the existing graphics. This cost-effective alternative keeps all materials current and as up-to-date as possible, ensuring a smooth transition between each phase of reopening.
Interested in learning more about our spring and summer dining installation capabilities? Request a quote today.