How Awnings Can Help Restaurants During COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, restaurant operations are currently reduced to curbside pickup and delivery only. Although unable to host large quantities of customers inside their walls at present, restaurants should use this opportunity to prepare for when they can fully reopen.

For customers to continue practicing social distancing when allowed to dine at their favourite places, innovation and proactive measures will be needed. Although installing awnings at a restaurant has always been beneficial, they become even more so during our current pandemic.

Awnings Add Seating Options

By enlarging your restaurant’s outdoor space, you can provide multiple dining options to your customers and add value to your restaurant’s ambiance.

Even after restaurants are legally allowed to invite customers to dine on-site, social distancing regulations will likely remain in place. Preparing and investing in more seating space will increase the number of customers you will be able to serve during this period. Awnings can easily divide up an outdoor space and leave distances of six feet apart. Plus, they help keep customers protected from unfavourable weather conditions.

Take Advantage of the Summer Weather

While COVID-19 is currently restricting our ability to gather in large groups, it is expected that we will eventually be able to – with necessary precautions in place.

Summer is on its way, and with it comes the desire to spend time outside while drinking and dining with others. The addition of an outdoor space accompanied by an awning can turn a restaurant into a popular destination. Providing the opportunity to socialize with others while basking in the nice weather is appealing to many.

When done well with an aesthetically appealing design, a restaurant’s awning can be used as a subtle marketing practice. By differentiating your restaurant from ones nearby that do not have awnings, you have the opportunity to attract more customers. When driving by, awnings can make it easier to notice a restaurant and its offerings.

Transform Your Outdoor Space

Creating a welcoming outdoor space is not as simple as putting out a few tables and chairs on a patio. You want your customers to feel relaxed and comfortable in your restaurant environment – especially during a pandemic.

Awnings can offer both protection and beauty to enhance the appeal and atmosphere of your restaurant. Through their creation of shade, they can act as a barrier from the sun’s harmful UV rays and weather such as rain and wind.

In addition to offering protection from the elements, awnings can be used to make a stylistic statement about the restaurant. Not only can they incorporate aesthetically pleasing colours, materials, and designs, but they can work as a statement piece to increase a restaurant’s visibility.

What Awning is Best for Your Restaurant?

If you are ready to investigate your awning options, the team at Jans Awnings is ready to help. We can provide you with guidance when it comes to the design or placement of your awning and can answer any additional questions that you may have.

Contact us today or come visit our showroom for more information about installing awnings at your restaurant.