Restaurant patios, if they are done well, can be great revenue generators for a restaurant. Diners feel less confined, more relaxed and comfortable when eating in a space with a view. Also, passing diners are drawn to restaurants with content patrons happily dining outdoors. A recent study by the Simons Advisory Group found that a $200,000 investment into a patio could increase sales by $500,000. This figure could go higher if the restaurant is located in areas with moderate weather.
Want to cash-in on this opportunity? In this installment of “Building a Smart Restaurant,” we’re taking a look at the patio. Here are our tips.