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A Few Things to consider when opening a Restaurant

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« on: September 24, 2012, 04:04:32 am »

If you’re thinking of opening a restaurant, one of your major concerns will be finding restaurant furniture in keeping with the ambience of your business.  It’s extremely important to decide beforehand what your customers can expect when they enter your restaurant and this should be the base on which you should build your business and the furniture you buy. If yours is going to be modern in outlook, style and design, there’s no point in buying classic, traditional furniture which is what you should be buying if you plan to open a high class restaurant that would be the ideal setting for elite customers.

You must always keep in mind that your customers will expect the same standard of service you have input into the design and style of the restaurant and this should be your guide when buying   furniture such as dining chairs and tables as well as other   restaurant furniture.  You can make things easier for yourself by identifying the type of customers you expect to be eating at your place; the type of food they will be expecting; whether its regular or gourmet; how elegant or cheesy looking your furniture is; all of which will go a long way in making your restaurant a great success or a deplorable failure.

The interior design of the restaurant will also play a major role when deciding on the furniture.  The right type of furniture installed in the bar, dining area, and lounge not to mention the lobby will have an impact on the success or failure of your venture.  People dining at a high end restaurant will expect to be seated at tables and chairs that look exceptionally grand and blending with the rest of the décor in the place. Such dining chairs should be suitably upholstered in quality fabric while the rest of the restaurant furniture such as bar stools and lounge chairs should be in keeping with the general theme of the place.
 
If there’s going to be an outdoor dining area, much attention should be given to the furniture you plan to install; such as the quality of the chairs and other outdoor furniture. If it’s to be an easy going laid back kind of place, you can get away by using café chairs instead of heavy, elegant furniture. Even café chairs can be bought from the cheap and cheerful to those that are upholstered in expensive fabrics such as faux or real leather. Once again what you buy will depend on the customers you hope to attract to your restaurant and the atmosphere you wish to create.

A roadside café for instance will be the ideal place for café chairs that are cheap yet capable of providing a cheery atmosphere that is conducive to a casual get together for tea and cakes or for the young to congregate for snacks and coke.  Such a place would look just right with brightly colored plastic café chairs with chrome frames that can withstand a great deal of wear and tear. Just make sure that the chairs you buy are suitable for the inclement weather since they will mostly be used as outdoor furniture.

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