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Upgrade Your Outdoor Bar with These Brilliant Techniques | RetractableAwnings.com

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Over the last few months, the team at RetractableAwnings.com has been harping on the fact that outdoor living trends are the latest thing, all the rage, the newest fashion, you name it, but that’s because it’s the truth. In fact, Realtor Magazine (produced by the National Association of Realtors), recently stated that building outdoor living spaces is among the biggest current trends in homeownership. Entertainment areas have slowly made their way outside in houses across the globe, but it doesn’t stop there. Restaurants and bars throughout the nation are finally taking note of the value of an awesome, comfortable, unique outdoor space.

From rooftop decks to expansive patio areas, restaurants that want to keep their patrons happy and their revenues high are turning to the power of outdoor bars to give their commercial space a profitable upgrade. In today’s cutthroat restaurant industry, setting your business apart from the competition means offering an atmosphere that gets your patrons talking. Things like tasty comfort food and creative cocktails will only go so far if the vibe isn’t just right.

We hate to break it to you, but throwing an umbrella on a patio area just won’t cut it. If you’re looking to compete this spring and summer, it’s time to upgrade your outdoor bar.

Increase Profits with These Outdoor Bar Ideas

Restaurant and bar owners know the importance of upgrading when it comes to aspects like food trends, technology advancements, and staffing needs. The food and beverage industry is insanely competitive, and those who fail to constantly evolve will quickly find their establishment falling into the scary percentage of failing restaurants. So, how do you safeguard your restaurant or bar from failure? What can you do to create an inviting, fun atmosphere that gets patrons in the door? The modern-day solution is a killer outdoor space.

Consider adding these brilliant techniques to upgrade your outdoor bar:

  1. Create a special food or cocktail menu for patio area guests. Making your outdoor space seem extra special will build a buzz around this seating area and get even more customers through the door.

  2. Bring in live music. Nothing sets the right vibe of a restaurant like great music.

  3. Decide on a theme. Giving your restaurant’s outdoor space a theme will make it feel like a real destination and draw the right kind of attention.

  4. Bring in a food truck every once in a while. Even if you serve from your own menu, a dessert food truck or something of the like will wow your guests.

  5. Add a retractable awning, like right now. This is possibly the most important aspect of upgrading your outdoor restaurant space. Make dining outside comfortable no matter what the weather may be.

  6. Install a few ceiling, wall-mounted, or movable fans. Keep your patrons cool during hot summer months with modern, large ceiling, wall-mounted, or movable fans.

  7. Consider some cool yard games if space permits. Games like bocce ball, beer pong, corn hole, horseshoes, and table tennis are some of the hottest restaurant trends that will ensure your guest stay for hours, and spend more money while they’re there.

  8. Add an outdoor happy hour. Choose a specific night of the week to promote your outdoor seating space, set some discount pricing, and watch as the locals make it their business to be in on the action.

The restaurant industry usually sees its lowest sales numbers during the summer months. Use these upgrade techniques to combat that slump and make your outdoor bar area a unique destination!

Is Your Restaurant Ready for More Business?

Does your restaurant suffer from slow sales during the summer months? Could you use extra business in your outdoor patio area? Contact our commercial retractable awnings experts in the USA or Canada toll-free at 866-438-2964 or outside the USA or Canada at (305) 628-2424 or use the live help chat tool for guidance in selecting a retractable patio awning or retractable pergola that is perfect for your restaurant space! You can also find more information at the link below where RetractableAwnings.com was selected by Redfin as a top outdoor bar retractable expert.

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