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Raising the Bar in Customer Experience: The Value in a Design

What are the elements that create the best bar / tavern? There probably is no one right answer to this question as a variety of different examples may pass through your mind. While there is an archetypal successful bar template we can fall back on, it won’t necessarily be the one that is best suited for your venue and location. The right bar design can add value to your business and greatly impact customer satisfaction. Knowing how to best use your available space to appeal to your potential customers is what will help you optimize your business.

Fast Casual Restaurant vs Quick Service Restaurant

While some restaurateurs and chefs stay in tune to the latest trends and concepts in the restaurant business, others create and develop them. The two stalwarts of the American food service industry were always the fast food and fine dining. But now, the rapidly growing fast casual restaurant sector has squeezed itself in. Companies, including many restaurant brands like Chipotle, Panera and Shake Shack are increasingly combining healthy ingredients with fast food services to launch this trend. Though still dwarfed by fast-food competition in sheer numbers, fast-casual chains are growing much faster.

A Look into Different Types of Venus and Commercial Furniture

While not all restaurant and hotel businesses survive, the food/hospitality industry will continue to flourish because people are sociable by nature. We like to go out, meet new people, get away for the weekend, spend time with friends, and enjoy a fun relaxing evening with those who are close to us. Restaurant furniture is one of the most important factors that influence dining experience. Not all venues are the same and nor is the commercial grade furniture.

Recent Restaurant Installations

Wing Dingers - Minneola, TX

Wing Dingers is a family restaurant with two locations just east of Dallas Texas. They have a restaurant in Quitman, and recently opened a second location in Minneola not too far outside of Dallas. They serve American fare which includes burgers, pizza, chicken tenders, fajitas, steak and of course chicken wings. The restaurant is very popular with locals and their location off the main highway also draws many travelers who appreciate the good food and the spacious dining areas. Wing Dingers has a large dining room with a mix of commercial chairs, and booths and bar height seating. It also has a separate dining area in the back with typical restaurant seating and bars stools. Patio seating is also available when weather permits.

Holiday Inn - Peterborough Waterfront

Located In the heart of the Kawarthas, overlooking the Jackson River the Holiday Inn Hotel Peterborough Waterfront is ideally situated along the Trent Severn Waterway in the downtown business and shopping district. The hotel's central location is near the world's highest hydraulic lift lock and Canada's only Canoe Museum, 1.5 km from our hotel. Peterborough hosts numerous festivals throughout the year, such as summer's Festival of Lights and is home to popular arts facilities, like Showplace Performance Centre. Lodging here puts business travelers near GE Canada, Siemens, Pepsi-QTG, De Laval, Ministry of Natural Resources and other businesses in Peterborough.

Tammy’s Place Updates and Modernizes Its Interior

Tammy’s place serves traditional, homemade southern food. Located near Lake Gaston, in Littleton, North Carolina, the restaurant and banquet hall recently underwent a renovation to improve its image, which included new restaurant furniture. The new look is an updated, contemporary image which includes recessed lighting, simple hanging light fixtures over the bar and seating near the windows. The restaurant also has gray carpeting with an abstract design, a bar and large screen televisions near the bar and in the dining room. Large windows let in plenty of natural light and the spacious dining room also has a high ceiling which gives it an open feeling and helps keep the noise level down. The venue is a place where patrons can come for a good meal and entertainment.

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Industrial Restaurant Design Guide

While certain restaurant business aspects are evergreen, the industry trends are always changing and are on the horizon. The most successful restaurants are seeking out ways to stay ahead of competition so it should come as no surprise that there has been an uptick in request from restaurant businesses for designers and restaurant architects to incorporate the industrial style into their decor. Keeping up with emerging restaurant trends gives restaurateurs the opportunity to offer their regular customers a new experience and attract visitors looking for a change of scenery.

Patio Umbrella Technical Guide

Buying a patio umbrella for your outdoor seating is a wise investment. They will become a vital part of your outdoor decor and are essential accessories to complete your patio look. When buying a commercial umbrella you need to take into account a number of factors which will affect your decision. This includes the size of your patio space, how your seating is arranged, how often you plan on using the umbrellas (do you need them year-round or just for seasonal use), your budget and price considerations.

Drop Leaf Restaurant Tables

Keeping seating options flexible is a key component in any restaurant's success. A dining area as open and free flowing as possible without compromising seating space is the ideal all restaurant owners should strive towards. Having enough room to allow your guests to sit in comfort while also allowing your staff to easily move around the tables is easy if you only serve a small number of customers. As most restaurateurs will tell you, when large parties arrive, this means rearranging the tables and waiting for other diners to finish their meals. To get around these issues without compromising your vision, drop leaf tables are the best solution as they easily turn from square to round adding extra seating space without requiring you to re-arrange your restaurant’s furniture layout.

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