Getting Your Dream Restaurant Started

So you are finally ready to do it. You have all your investors lined up, the business plan is complete, you’ve picked a location, and now you are all set. Your dream of building a restaurant is finally going to come true. Getting your dream restaurant started is quite an undertaking, and you need to have the best commercial contractor available to you to get your restaurant construction done right.

There are many factors to consider when properly building a restaurant. It needs to be done in a specific way so that the space for your patrons to enjoy is inviting and unique. Your customers need to feel at home in your restaurant and feel like they could return again and again to partake in your culinary delights. At econstruct, Inc., we have more than 30 years of restaurant construction experience, and we will be there with you every step of the way. So what are some tips to constructing the restaurant space of your dreams? Whether you are building a completely new space or redesigning a current one, here are the top four factors you need to consider.

Sufficient Space

Make sure you have an entryway that is spacious enough to accommodate all your guests. If the space is too cramped, then you run the risk of people walking in, taking a look around, feeling it’s too crowded and leaving without even getting to look at the menu. Don’t let a poor entryway be the reason for lost business.

measuring your new restaurant

Measure the Entire Restaurant

The general rule of thumb is that 60 percent of your space should be dining room and 40 percent should be kitchen. You need to have at least 12 square feet of space for each seated patron. With this layout diners have room to maneuver and your wait staff has enough space to serve them. The ebb and flow of a restaurant is truly determined by how you use the space. Make sure it’s mapped out correctly.

The Kitchen Is Key

You want your kitchen staff to be happy, right? They need to have the best possible space to create delicious food. Make sure there is enough storage space and that there are refrigerators that are easily accessible. Prep area tables need to be the proper height, and all stations need to have adequate spacing so that the kitchen staff isn’t running into one other.

Interior Design Matters

You need the interiors to feel inviting and pleasant for your patrons as they dine. Don’t underestimate the power of a comfortable chair, sufficient light and spacing between chairs. All these elements need to come together in an aesthetically pleasing way. (This is where some of your personality can come through.)

These are just a few tips to keep in mind now that you’re ready to embark on the journey of building your restaurant. Give us a call and we’ll talk about how to build your dream restaurant on a solid foundation.