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Increasing Profitability of Your Restaurant Patio

Restaurant Patio

This article was published on 2/22/2018  and updated on 2/8/2022

Warmer weather is coming amidst waves of expected new COVID variants. Don’t suffer through another season of empty indoor dining space. Offer patrons a safe place to gather, expanding your patio dining area with a commercial aluminum pergola. Eighty-two percent of diners want restaurants to increase available outdoor seating, and now it’s faster and easier than ever before. What will it take to add outdoor dining space, boosting restaurant profits?

4 Steps to Increasing the Profitability of Your Restaurant Patio

  • Take Advantage of New Denver Outdoor Dining Legislation
    • The temporary outdoor dining program created by the city to help restaurants and bars stay afloat through the pandemic is now permanent. Your restaurant can now apply for permits to use available adjacent private and public spaces for outdoor dining. Check the rules before designing your louvered pergola-covered dining area – or learn more about non-permanent options, like the StruXure Cabana. With extensive experience in the industry, the Denver Pergola Systems team, Denver’s exclusive StruXure pergola dealer, can help you find the ideal solution for your locale and venue.


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  • Map Out Your Patio Dining Space
    • Evaluate all available outdoor dining options. The alfresco dining trend is only expected to rise as Denverites look to safer ways to gather with friends and families and escape the confines of home at their favorite dining establishments. Consider building adjacent real estate, newly available public options, second-story deck additions, and rooftop seating. Once you’ve decided on a location, measure carefully, creating a mock layout of preferred furnishings using tape or chalk. How will adding different seating styles or an outdoor grill/bar impact your available dining space? Carefully planning your restaurant patio design ensures diners and wait staff won’t feel cramped or in danger of falling victim to slamming doors or toppling trays.
  • Incorporate Reliable Shelter, Ensuring Year-Round Use & Comfort
    • Patio dining space covered by the versatile, reliable shelter of a motorized louvered pergola allows you to make the most of what every season has to offer. No longer will inclement weather send diners looking elsewhere. With a StruXure commercial pergola, you can ensure a steady flow of business, maximizing the use of your patio dining area. With our versatile commercial aluminum pergolas, weather worries, staffing issues, and post-storm cleanup will be a thing of the past:
      • Open pergola louvers and take advantage of the sun’s warmth on cool spring days.
      • Close louvers during the heat of a summer afternoon.
      • Seal out rain and snow with the touch of a remote-control button. Integrate optional rain, wind, or freeze sensors for automatic response to changing weather.
      • Incorporate pergola accessories like built-in lighting, ceiling fans, patio heaters, and motorized screens, providing comfortable, reliable, year-round dining space. 
  • Ramp Up Your Design, Turning the Exterior of Your Business into an Advertisement
    • Reflect the ambiance of your venue with rustic furnishings, charming bistro sets, or modern, sofa-style seating. Design your pergola to complement your style or brand image, choosing from a variety of powder coating colors, faux wood wrap, architectural columns, or corbel ends and other decorative trim options. Eye-catching décor and amenities set the stage for a fun, enjoyable evening out:
    • Fire features such as a large fireplace or easy-care gas fire pit tables can be seen from afar, enticing customers to your inviting, cozy patio.
    • Barbecue grills and outdoor pizza ovens entertain patrons while they wait, offering dinner and a show.
    • Outdoor bar draw patrons, even mobile/portable units, inviting patrons to a bartending show. 'Patio only' food and drink menus boost interest and revenue.
    • Outdoor televisions ensure repeat business, drawing fans in game after game.

Open up to new income opportunities. Create a more profitable patio with a commercial aluminum pergola from Denver Pergola Systems. Contact us at 303-505-6669 to schedule a complimentary restaurant patio design consultation today.

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Do you have an under-used, uncovered patio that is either too hot when you want to use it, or gets too much rain or snow to be functional? The Adjustable Louvered Pergola System has you covered – or uncovered! Unlike a retractable awning or wooden structure with fixed slats that give partial shade, but no rain protection, this aluminum pergola system can offer full sun, partial to full shade, or shelter thanks to its ingeniously designed adjustable louvered roof system.

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