Every restaurant needs a good concept, so choose yours wisely and understand the demographic you’ll cater to before settling on a theme. Whether it’s a fine dining couple restaurant, sports bar or colonial style French dessert house, create a conducive atmosphere depending on the theme.
Nobody will step foot into a messy, disorganized space. Keep everything clean and nice; don’t neglect the washrooms either.
Hire your staff wisely. The Chief being the reception manager and host/hostess who play a big role building up the ambience from the moment a customer enters. Train your waiters, chefs and other kitchen staff to maintain discipline too; Everything is noticed from their uniforms to their politeness.
This is a biggie. Lighting sets the tone of your restaurant and sets the mood for the dinner. So be careful when choosing it and base your selection on the type of restaurant you’re running
5. Interior Decor
This includes the designs, furnitures, cutlery and artwork. All of these play a big role in not just communicating your style but also in bringing about a relaxing and welcoming mood into the diners.
Play music depending on the time of the day, and what type of crowd is expected to come in. Clean up the tables quickly, tuck the chairs in, and try to eliminate any signs of messiness. Don’t let any type of noise to settle in.
Finally, make sure that everything is cohesive and in sync with your theme and brand.