As a restaurant owner, you’ve probably mastered the skill of adaptation. Social distancing guidelines are just another thing you need to adapt your business to. Luckily, with outdoor seating, it doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are 4 tips that will help your restaurant safely and comfortable seat patrons outdoors.

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Tip #1: Rent Tents

The weather in Maryland is often unpredictable. You don’t want to be stuck not being able to serve guests outside because of bad weather. A tent eliminates this risk; with it, you can serve patrons rain or shine. Even if you are able to safely seat patrons indoors, you’ll be able to seat more with a quality tent outdoors. 

Tip #2: Have Enough Tables and Chairs

Tables and chairs are essential for every eat-in restaurant. If you want guests to sit down at your establishment to enjoy their meals, you’ll need to have enough tables and chairs to properly seat them. If you don’t have enough chairs and tables for your outdoor space, rent some. It’s worth the investment. 

Tip #3: Set the Mood with Lights

The party shouldn’t stop when the sun goes down. Outdoor lights make night service possible and they set a nice ambiance for guests. It doesn’t matter if it’s a grand chandelier or Edison Light Strands, guests will flock back to your restaurant time and time again if it has beautiful outdoor lighting. 

Tip #4: Control the Climate

You might think that you and your patrons have to accept whatever weather mother nature throws at you when you do outdoor seating, but this doesn’t have to be the case. When you have a tent, there are plenty of ways you can make it warmer or cooler. Some of the options available are:

  • Mounted Fans
  • Air Coolers
  • Drum Fans
  • Patio Heaters
  • Propane Heaters

Let Us Help You With Your Outdoor Seating

Elite Tents and Events is here for all of your outdoor seating needs. Whether you need a tent rental in Howard County, table rental in Frederick County, or lighting rental in Baltimore County, we can set you up to succeed. During this time it’s important that we all continue to work together to make the best of the situation. We’re here to help, call or contact us today to see how we can set your restaurant up for success.