A plan to have a restaurant that is up and running is an amazing achievement given the amount of competition that one will face in that area. However, there will come a time when you will need to step up your game and seriously consider renovating and refurbishing your establishment for one of two reasons. One such reason would be that you are doing so well that you will need to refurbish and extend the restaurant and kitchen area to manage the crowd and staff respectively, or, the other reason being you have new competition and you are losing most of your customers to them.
Regardless of what the reason could have been; there is a high chance that you will automatically add more value to the overall look of your restaurant through the eyes of an existing customer and especially a potential new customer. Having said that, the first thing that you, as the owner will need to list out and prioritize what things you will need to make sure that is looked into and renovated during this time.
Make a leaky roof or a leaky pipe a priority over you investing in décor for the restaurant. Recycle and reuse items to make sure that you do your part in conserving the environment, for example, reusing or properly recycling wine box packaging. Make sure that processes for recycling are in place before marketing it to the public.
If you are facing the issue of space you will need to make rearranging or expanding the restaurant area that you will need to look into during this time. Consider setting up a breakfast bar stools along one side of the establishment to better manage the crowd. You may need to rethink your initial idea of setting up only the tables and chairs and opt for booths instead. By installing booths you will be using less space as one whole row of seats will be stylishly attached or set up against the wall.
The next thing that you will need to have invested in is the ambiance. If your restaurant is able to match up to the menu or match the style of cuisine that you are serving at your restaurant, you will be able to attract a crowd of interested and potential customers through just the ambiance that you are able to provide. Invest in a fresh new coat of paint.
Use bold colors along one wall to give the entire area a dramatized effect. Invest in paintings to hang up along the wall and print out a menu that your customers will enjoy choosing their meal out of. Make sure to use recycled paper and be a restaurant that does not use plastic unnecessarily. Taking time to look into these areas and doing so in an eco-friendly way will definitely move you to the more preferred place to hang out.
By looking into and investing in these areas, you will soon be able to face the competition with new and improved strength.