Tips for Restaurant Renovation

Tips for Restaurant Renovation

  Restaurant renovation is more than just a facelift. The entire transformation of your establishment will enable you to create space for improvement and hence increase sales. Renovation does not come cheap and therefore you should be able to figure out what to do before digging deep into your pockets.   What is the time   There are two aspects of time when it comes to restaurant renovation. First and foremost, how long has your restaurant been having the same layout and design? If you have had the same design for over 5 years then it is time to unleash a new look. Next thing is that you need to ensure that your designs are timely. Always ensure that you are ahead of the curve. It’s said that if you have waited till you restaurant needs a remodel then you have already waited too long. The expert recommendation is that every restaurant needs a facelift after every 5 or 7 years.   Decide who or what you are targeting   After deciding that you do need restaurant renovation, you need to decide who the entire design will be for. Who are the people you want to see walking through the restaurant door? Are rebranding or simply refreshing what was there previously? It could be you are trying to create more space, give the place a new lease of life in order to increase your revenues.   What is the restaurant’s personality   Your business is a separate entity from the owner so the question is, if your restaurant were a person, how would they look? It can be an...

Remodel Your Restaurant for More Customers—TIME Magazine

North American fast-food restaurants have a new strategy for enhancing revenue, reports TIME magazine: “Just make the restaurant look really nice, inside and out.” The Strategy Franchise owners know that those who dine-in—and especially those who linger—tend to spend much more money than take-out customers. The best way to get people to dine-in and stay longer?  Make the restaurant comfortable and attractive, and people will be inclined to stay—and spend.  It’s not just the food they like, it’s the entire guest experience.  “It’s the first thing that most customers will notice,” says Wendy’s senior VP Abigail Pringle of her chain’s renovated restaurants. Hip Renovations Fast-food chains are no longer dingy affairs.  McDonalds and Wendy’s, in particular, are working hard to radically improve the dining experience through swanky renovations to compete with the rise of sleek “fast-casual” establishments like Starbucks. TIME reports that these renovations can include “fireplaces, lounge seating, flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi, digital menu-boards, wood laminate-floors instead of cafeteria-like linoleum, and an overall hip, modern, almost loft-apartment-type feel.” Restaurant Renovations are Great ROI Wendy’s reports that “overall sales at renovated locations have increased by more than 25%, with a particularly noteworthy rise in the dine-in (43%) and pick-up window (44%) categories.”  It’s completely unsurprising that restaurant renovations—dining rooms and bathrooms—are great ROI. And a New York Times magazine piece reports that McDonalds revived a location in Riverside, California, by adding LED lights and solar panels for the drive-thru carport, among other flashy items.  The result: “Sales soared 50% during its first week open, and by 20% overall for the first 12 months after the remodel,” proving the quick ROI...