If your restaurant is looking for ways to drive more customers to your door or increase sales, turn your gaze outwards and consider how you can landscape your way to bigger monthly sales figures.
Landscaping is one of the first attractions potential customers will come into contact with and the more welcoming you can make it, the more likely you are to attract more foot traffic and visitors. Creating an ambiance that welcomes customers to relax and kick back will often entice them to spend just a bit more money as they enjoy their time at your establishment.
Here are a few ways you can use landscaping to invite your clients to stop and stay a while.
- Use greenery as your greeter
Look at your entrance and see if there are ways to introduce greenery into the equation, even if it is just a few planters. Consider a bench as well, when you are reworking your entrance design, and accent it with greenery and flowers as a way to invite customers to wait out a line-up.
- Create a garden oasis to fill your patio
Patios offer up a wonderful chance to attract foot traffic. Whether your outdoor space is small or large, there are many ways to introduce plants and natural design elements that will make your guests feel at home. Consider a garden border, incorporate plant elements into your retaining wall, or use trellises and climbing vines to create a “closed in” feeling that makes a visit feel private and intimate. You may also want to consider a fire pit for a chill vibe or a water feature to add calming ambiance to the space.
- Grow your greens on-site to jazz up your menu
Whether you have limited or limitless space, consider adding edible greens to your patio or planting a small plot of herbs and vegetables on your roof or close to your restaurant. Herbs and lettuces can be added to your menu and growing them in-house can be a huge selling point for those who are fans of the farm-to-table concept. It’s not just vegetables or herbs that can make an appearance on your menu. You can even use edible flowers as garnishes in cocktails or on your plates to add a signature twist to any menu item.
- Use seasons to introduce variety to your decor
As the seasons change, so should your patio. Choose plants with seasons in mind and update your planters as holidays come and go. This will give your restaurant a chance to show off its personality while looking and feeling current and festive.
When you’re ready to re-imagine your restaurant patio and green space, ensure that your landscaping dollars are well spent with landscape design services from Okanagan Yard Works. Give us a call today to see how we can turn your dream property into a reality!