For restaurants and other hospitality businesses, your outdoor area provides vital extra space to seat and serve customers. However, when it rains, or when the sun’s rays get a bit too harsh, you might find that your outside business area is no longer viable for use. At busy times, this could mean that you lose valuable potential business due to a lack of space to cater to more customers. Thankfully, there is a simple solution – retractable awnings.
Retractable awnings are the perfect solution for businesses that operate all year long and have an outdoor area for business customers. They can be installed to cover an entire outside area to maximize space. What makes them so ideal for hospitability businesses is that they can be adjusted to suit the weather and customer preferences at the touch of a button. For example, they can be left open to let in the warm sunshine on a Spring morning or closed to provide shelter from the harsh midday UV rays of summer.
A rather common occurrence when the weather suddenly changes is your staff having to rush around closing umbrellas and clear tables. Customers seated outside are quickly ushered in – food and drinks in tow. With retractable awnings, all it takes is the push of a button to immediately transform your open outdoor section into a sheltered area that continues to act as a service area for your business throughout a rainy downfall or storm.
Public craft and food markets could also benefit from installing retractable awnings to some or all retail sections. This will allow for business to continue as usual – come rain or shine.
Some businesses may have outside sections that aren’t used specifically due to the hassle of having to react to changing weather conditions – such as takeaway restaurants and stalls. Adding even a small retractable awning structure will instantly allow you to optimise the use of the space by allowing for extra seating. This provides you with an opportunity to keep selling to customers and even expand your sales offering.
Lidgard Shades offers a range of retractable awning and roofing solutions to cater to both your home and business needs. Contact the friendly Lidgard Shades team with your requirements, and we will craft a custom solution to suit your personal preferences and property needs.
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