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Why you should match your menu to your restaurant furniture

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 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 furniture to your menu and vice versa? This blog takes four dining experiences and explains how…

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Is smart technology the future of your restaurant

Technology is taking over our lives it seems, some would say for the better and some would say it’s taking the personal touch and personality out of everything we do and every environment we enter. You only need to sit on a train or walk into a coffee shop to see endless rows of smartphones in front of faces and it’s now evening becoming a huge part of restaurant, café, pub and coffee shop services and culture. According to a study, 57% of consumers agree that technology improves their customer experience. So where do we see this going in the future?

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How to 'zone' your hotel with different furniture

Last week you will have received our latest download which concentrated on how to change the mood of your hotel with different colour schemes. Along the same lines, the following blog aims to give you some hints and tips on how furniture can also help to 'zone' your hotel and ensure your customers are comfortable, happy and the flow within the hotel is effective.

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How to appeal to Dads this Father's Day

Father’s Day is the third most popular day out for families, trailing closely behind Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day. And, of course, with Father’s day falling in June, it can lend itself well to staying at home, out in the sunshine indulging in a good, old-fashioned barbecue. Eating out can sometimes be viewed as an unnecessary expense and so with these challenges in mind, it’s important to make sure that as a restaurant, you have an appropriate offering (food, entertainment, restaurant furniture etc.) and promote this effectively to your customers.

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5 signs your hotel needs a refit

The word refurbishment can be a scary thing for any venue owner, because it means two things. One, they will be afraid of the amount of money it’s going to cost and two, will they have to close whilst the refurbishment which will have a further impact on their bottom line. There’s just so much to think about when it comes to a refurbishment, including layout, general décor, hotel furniture and much much more. But what are the signs your establishment needs a refit? What should you be looking out for? Perhaps you’ve had some poor reviews on Tripadvisor. There are, of course, precautionary warning signs that tell you it’s time to renovate your property, so read on for our 5 signs that your hotel needs a refurbishment, as well as some tips on how to plan your project.

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5 restaurant furniture ideas for your venue this summer

Summer’s well on its way now and although spring has got off to a shaky start, there’s a lot to look forward to in the coming months. If you run a hospitality venue, you will be thinking of ways to increase your footfall and make the most of your establishment. So, we’ve got some great restaurant furniture and general venue ideas for your business this summer.

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How can you make your front of house stand-out?

With grocery prices decreasing and menu prices forever increasing, how do you entice customers to leave the comfort of their own homes to come and visit your restaurant or pub instead of your competitors venue? Of course the success of your venue doesn’t solely rely on one element, it does, in fact, rest upon a variety of different items working in conjunction with one another, from menu and service, to restaurant furniture and overall ambiance.

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How to make sure your restaurant is child friendly

Summer’s coming and it’s important to make sure that your restaurant caters for the family market. If your restaurant furniture, space or menu isn’t child or family friendly then you’re really missing a trick. Of course some establishments just won’t want to cater for this market as it just doesn’t fit with their brand, however, if this is an area you’d like to explore, then read on.

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The impact of restaurant furniture on your customer service levels?

The success of your restaurant is highly dependent on a variety of different factors, all of which amalgamate to ensure your venue is doing exactly what you want it to…..attracting customers and making money. And one of the most important elements to any restaurant is your choice of restaurant furniture as it’s essentially the first impression your customers have of your business and communicates your brand, values and service. It can have a huge impact on sales, table turnover rates and also, how much you charge for your dishes.

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How to plan your pub furniture budget this summer

If you’ve been following our blog so far, you will undoubtedly understand the importance and absolute necessity of contract furniture within a commercial setting and one of our latest blogs really hammered this point home. Now the clocks have gone forward, the days are getting longer and the nights are getting lighter, you may be thinking about how to transform your outdoor space or a general renovation and refurbishment. Money isn’t always available in abundance, especially for large projects and so the following blog aims to discuss how to plan your pub furniture budget this summer…..

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