Article by Alice Shown
Restaurant design basics – Business – Business Ideas
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The restaurant industry is highly competitive and there’s is no dearth of competitors striving to provide the best in terms of menu, food quality and taste, service and ambience. In this article we will discuss one crucial area of this business which is restaurant design and development. Restaurant design involves a set of activities that come together to not only create an attractive space that draws admirable glances from patrons but also build an area that is comfortable and pleasant to the patrons as well as the staff.
There are plenty of things to consider in the process of restaurant designing which is why it is a good idea to get help in the form of restaurant consulting. Good restaurant consultants have substantial experience in the restaurant industry as well as access to sources that they can readily tap to find ideal solutions for specific restaurants. Restaurant consultants take into account the whole gamut of elements that can affect the business of a specific restaurant and then provide suggestions that would help you put your best foot forward into the business.
Coming to the elements that play an influential role in restaurant design and development – they are the theme, layout and atmosphere. All of these elements can interact in conflicting ways, for example you might be in love with a certain type of layout which under practical circumstances can hinder the efficient delivery of services by limiting pathways used by customers and staff, and making the restaurant floor congested during peak hours.
Before you embark upon defining your restaurant design you should be clear about the kind of clientele you intend to attract and the atmosphere you would like to present. For example, is your restaurant going to cater to college students or is it going to be a family dining room? The design and layout of your restaurant should be based upon these basic ideas. Next comes the selection of design, assuming that you are going to be in the business for the long haul, you should chose a design that would not go out of fashion for a long time to come. Selecting designs based on ongoing fads can be a big mistake as after a few months or years, when the fad has run its course, the restaurant would start looking outdated and in worst cases weird. Other important elements like lighting, seating area, furniture and fittings and even the design of the cutlery would be based on the initial concept of target audience and atmosphere.
Juggling so many elements together can be quite a task which high quality restaurant consulting can manage successfully. This is because good restaurant consultants have substantial experience and expertise in the industry and they approach restaurant design and development in a methodical and scientific manner thus guaranteeing successful results. For more information visit us at http://www.gilkeyrestaurantconsulting.com/
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Restaurant Consultants at The Gilkey Restaurant Consulting Group provide all aspects of hotel and hospitality consulting including restaurant kitchen design, restaurant concept development and restaurant menu design.
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