If you own and run a café, you will undoubtedly have encountered a million different types of customers from many walks of life, cultures, countries and professions. So how do you go about targeting the right customers and making sure that they come back time and time again to ensure your coffee shop is a thriving hub? This blog aims to uncover our four top types of customer as well as giving some hints and tips on how you could go about making sure they become regulars……from your menu and... Read More
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Nowadays, all manner of commercial settings are available for potential customers to frequent, ranging from pubs and bars to cafes, coffee shops, hotels and restaurants. The offering within all of these venues is somewhat different, however, creating a memorable experience (for all the right reasons) depends on a variety of factors, including food, ambiance, décor and comfortable contract restaurant furniture.
If you’re looking to rejuvenate your pub but just don’t have an extravagant budget to spend on extravagant décor and new furniture, it’s worth taking a look at upcycling your existing furniture as well as reclaimed pub furniture. Of course, there are also many styles of pub furniture you can buy which emulate this concept and actually, these don’t need to cost the earth.
In the ‘causal dining’ restaurant industry, table turnover rate is tricky to master, in so far as you want to seat as many parties as possible per meal service – In fact, the aim is to turn each table around every hour and a half. However, what you don’t want is to compromise your service or make your customers feel rushed but equally, you don’t want diners staying for longer than expected as this can negatively affect the flow-rate and have a knock-on affect to your bottom line.
Retro isn’t simply retro, especially in the context of restaurant design and restaurant furniture supply…..Retro is modern, it’s in and it’s set to be in for the foreseeable future. This blog explores how the iconic 50s American diner continues to inspire restaurant design. Decor trends come and go relatively quickly in the restaurant industry as peoples’ tastes change, but it appears elements of this style have far greater sticking power than others.
An incredible 63% of UK employees work flexibly and so gone are the days of working the standard 9 – 5. Employers have smartened up to the fact that flexible working is all about work/life balance and by offering alternative solutions to their employees hours and location they can, in fact, get a great deal more from their workforce than they do from the typical 9-5 rigid office routine. At the end of the day, if an employee feels respected and worthy and able to manage their home life as... Read More
Would you believe that nowadays supposedly only one in five employees takes a proper lunch break? Quite an astounding statistic isn’t it when you think of all the benefits of taking a decent break in the middle of the day. So what actually makes a good lunch break and as an employer what can you do to enhance this time? The following blog aims to discuss how you can help your employees recharge their batteries, from comfortable commercial furniture in your staff restaurant, to healthy foods and exercise!
There’s mounting pressure on all businesses to improve their sustainability. Whether that’s an office-based entity using less print, a cafe sourcing ingredients locally or an eatery using 100% recycled restaurant furniture, the fact is, sustainability should now be a top priority. Thirty years ago these considerations just weren’t a big issue, whereas now, the way a restauranter, hotelier, café owner etc. operates their business is under real scrutiny. But how exactly can you improve the sustainability of your restaurant? Read on for our hints and tips….
I recently had the privilege of sitting down with the owner of one of my local venues, Danny’s cafe to learn what running a successful café entails. And let me tell you, I was exhausted just hearing about his busy work schedule – I hadn’t realised the dedication and commitment needed and the different hats required to run such a business, day in and day out. So this blog aims to discuss all the different elements incorporated to ensure customers get fed, employees paid and café furniture scrubbed to make... Read More
Each and every restaurant has a brand, a style and a concept. And, the winning formula for any restaurant is when all elements come together and work in harmony with one another. And so, it’s important to think clearly about what you’re trying to achieve from your restaurant (working with restaurant furniture suppliers) and who you’re trying to attract. You can then plan your setting, including décor and furniture and your menu, even intricacies such as staff uniform, lighting, music and much much more. So how can you match your restaurant... Read More