Canopies UK discuss how to guarantee al fresco stays on the menu this winter
The nights are slowly starting to draw in and the clocks will change at the end of next month.
The change in the seasons, particularly the transition from autumn to winter, instantly impacts capacity and profits. Being able to open your gardens and terraces to more drinkers and diners can significantly boost your takings because of the additional space that’s available to you.
When the sun’s shining, most customers want to flock outside and dine al fresco, but as soon as the weather takes a dip or the seasons start to change, outdoor dining becomes a no-go zone.
Or does it?
There’s no denying the fact that hospitality professionals see the value in using every single square inch of the space that’s available to them. But how do they get around the issue of not being beaten by the weather?
They install an outdoor canopy.
Installing an outdoor canopy can help you overcome the age-old quandary of how to maximise your sales, irrespective of what the weather’s doing.
Take our hugely popular Cantabria canopy, for instance. Designed specifically for the hospitality sector, it features a retractable roof that’s operated at the touch of a button. And with an extensive range of glass sides to choose from – from fixed, folding and sliding, to balustrade and internal – the system isn’t just highly functional, but highly attractive.
The Cantabria doesn’t just add up in the space stakes. It works from a financial perspective too. Install a Cantabria, and you could create up to 184 additional covers and an additional weekly revenue of more than £7,000.
But don’t just take our word for it. Here are just three of our hospitality customers, who are currently capitalising on their outdoor space all-year round:
The Yellow Broom Restaurant, Cheshire
The restaurant wanted to make more of its front terrace, so it installed a Cantabria. The venue now has a dedicated reception area that’s used for special events and to provide additional seating when the restaurant gets really packed in the summer.
The Garrack Hotel & Restaurant, St Ives
The owner contacted us because the terrace area wasn’t being used enough by guests, which was a real shame as it offers spectacular views over the Atlantic Ocean.
After installing a Cantabria, The Garrack has turned the terrace into a venue in its own right that’s used to host receptions and wedding parties. It’s also hugely popular within the local community.
Alec’s Bar & Grill, Essex
The venue’s always busy, so the owner wanted to create some more space so that he could seat more customers.
The restaurant had an outdoor balcony, which was used as a smoking area and by guests to get some fresh air. It’s now been transformed into a trendy al fresco dining hot spot with a little help from one of our Cantabria systems.
Want to follow in the footsteps of The Yellow Broom, The Garrack and Alec’s and capitalise on your outdoor space and increase your profits all-year round? Contact Canopies UK on 01254 777 002 or visit www.canopiesuk.co.uk.