If there is one thing diners love more than eating food, it’s eating food outside if/when the weather permits. When done correctly, al fresco dining can be valuable to dining establishments that offer restaurant outdoor seating. It can also be a form of advertisement. After all, your patio is the first area your customers notice. Seating, lighting, location, outdoor restaurant furniture, decorations and signage are just a few areas to consider when opening and/or expanding your outdoor dining area.