Not having enough space is a common challenge many bar owners face, regardless of how established their bar might be or where they’re located.
For some bar owners, particularly those who happen to be based in busy cities, the prospect of creating additional space is highly impractical, impossible or both.
However, being able to create more space is an extremely fortuitous situation, as more space = more customers and more customers = increased profits.
But this vision is only possible if you have the square meterage to turn into a second bar or dining area. And, unfortunately, it’s a possibility that’s only been an option for space-rich bar owners – until now.
Getting the most out of every single square inch
These days, it’s now becoming increasingly possible (and fashionable) for bar owners to get the most out of every single square inch of their establishments – outside included.
In fact, by bringing the outdoors, indoors, they’re getting the maximum use from their outdoor areas, whether that’s a tiny pavement or rooftop terrace, all year round. They’re also tapping into the trendy al fresco dining experience and seeing their profits flow in the process too.
So, how are they doing this? Well, what was once impossible for many bar owners, is now an option, thanks to the capabilities of today’s industry-leading canopy systems.
Contrary to popular belief, they aren’t a quick fix, temporary solution. Today’s industry-leading canopies are self-contained areas that provide protection from the wind, rain and UV rays. They can also feature retractable roofs that are operated by a remote or smart device, sliding glass doors, integrated guttering and heating.
Generate an additional weekly revenue of up to £7,000
Outdoor canopies can also boost bar owners’ weekly revenue significantly. Take our, Cantabria, for instance, it can create up to 184 additional weekly covers* and an additional weekly revenue of more than £7,000.**
Since installing one of our Cantabria systems, Alec’s Bar & Grill in Essex have consistently been able to cater for more customers. They’ve turned their old outdoor terrace balcony, which was used by guests to grab some fresh air or a place where smokers could go, into a dedicated area in its own right that’s really become the talk of the town.
For more information visit www.canopiesuk.co.uk/hospitality. To discuss your canopy requirements with Canopies UK, call 01254 777 002.
* Based on Friday and Saturday, 2 sittings per day.
**Based on £40 per cover = £7,360.