Having a start-up business in the food and drinks service sector is always a hassle. Depending on the product offering and the atmosphere your venue conveys there are many things you will have to consider.
The most important thing for any business is its target audience. The planning starts with the question ‘Who would pay for my product/service? This is true for the food and drink sector too. Depending on whether you are going to be running a cosy cafeteria or a luxurious restaurant, you will have to understand your target audience's’ mind set.
Once you know what your customers will be looking for you can continue with the rest of the crucial aspects. The first one would be location. If your venue is a unique place that will deliver to its customers something that cannot be found somewhere else, you can probably afford being located somewhere further away from a highly visited area. Alternatively, if it is easy to substitute your service, than it might be a safer bet to open your venue in a highly popular place such as the city centre.
The next few steps will require you finding the appropriate personnel that can deliver the service that you would like them to and train them appropriately to represent the culture and atmosphere you would like to promote.
Last but not least, you will have to decorate the place accordingly. If your venue is a luxurious restaurant where people will dress up and visit for special occasions, then a safe bet will be to go for classical leather style chairs and dark furniture. Candles on the tables and expensive cutlery is important too, as well as the attire of your personnel.
On the other hand, if your venue is a quirky place where people feel comfortable going in wearing jeans then you can easily arrange it with different seating around all the tables. Having a combination of comfortable couches, normal chairs and short and tall tables will create a ‘Friends’ type of atmosphere and bring character to your venue.
Understanding the many different needs venues might have, MSL Interiors have developed a wide range of furniture that is guaranteed to be the perfect fit. Check it out today and give us a call to discuss the possible options.