1. Flashy Décor
The industrial look, with wood and brick and bare bulbs, is going out of style. Taking its place is the vibrant, loud décor of the 70s and 80s. Think neon, metallics, Risograph prints, bold patterns, and colored walls. This type of flashy atmosphere is sure to grab attention in a fun and memorable way and keep customers coming back for a good time. However, if this approach doesn’t match the tone of your place, you can still step away from the white walls and go with rich, dark colors.
With more people caring about the environment and wanting to stay in touch with nature, more restaurants are displaying plants and flowers. Purposefully placed greenery creates a calm and soothing ambiance and a connection to the great outdoors while being inside. Plants can also serve a practical purpose, purifying the air or providing on-site herbs to use in cooking. This will help your fare seem fresh and clean in this health-conscious era.
People go to restaurants for both practical and recreational reasons. They want a quick, convenient meal and the time to sit down and enjoy company. Technology serves both these desires. Tablets at tables allow customers to order quickly. Devices also provide entertainment through games, making the wait for the food to pass quickly, especially for little ones so parents can have a moment of peace.
4. Daytime and Nighttime Setting
Most places are either a daytime establishment or a nighttime one. Restaurants in 2018 are learning how to incorporate both settings into one for a versatile location that can fit either need of the customer. A casual front room is great for friendly get-togethers or a quick bite, while a more intimate back area is ideal for dates and formal business appointments.
5. Varied Food Halls
We Americans are used to stand-alone eateries and mall food courts. The food hall is a sophisticated version of the food court in that it houses multiple restaurants in one building with a communal space for eating. However, the food hall usually offers a specific type of cuisine, along with a food market, artisanal products, and other relevant vendors.
This year you can expect these places to become more varied in their food choices instead of revolving around a single theme. Joining a food hall can be a great opportunity for expanding your customer base and appearing more contemporary.
Don’t Forget What’s in the Kitchen
Although revamping your restaurant is a smart move, what’s the use of an appealing restaurant design if the behind-the-scenes equipment isn’t working properly? Keep your commercial appliances in top shape by contacting CASCO to request a repair or maintenance service.