Fall Outdoor Dining: Is your patio prepared?

It’s that time of year again… the leaves are starting to fall, football season is here, and it’s getting too chilly to eat outside at restaurants. But with the ongoing pandemic, outdoor dining has shown to be a crucial element for the health of the restaurant industry and their patrons. So how can you continue to utilize this element and shield your guests from the elements? We have three key fall outdoor dining solutions to help keep your patio open during these cold months!

Heating

DualHeat Fire Pit/Table

How do you keep your guests warm while also providing the same outdoor ventilation in months like October and November? The answer: outdoor heaters!

If you’ve never had to keep your patio open this late into the season, you may not be familiar with the heating options and the best safety practices that accompany them. You’ll also want to get to know your own local laws around outdoor fire equipment.

Patio Heaters can maximize your outdoor space and ensure even heating throughout the patio. Fire pits are a little more cumbersome, but can provide a cozy, more accessible warmth to individual parties.

Furniture

Perma-wood & faux teak tables & chairs

The furniture on your patio can make a world of difference to the atmosphere of your restaurant and the comfort of your guests. Lounge-style furniture can create a relaxed, casual environment, especially when paired with an outdoor fire pit.

Swapping out your warm weather metal furniture for tables and chairs that feel warmer to the touch, such as Perma-wood & faux teak, can also help increase comfort in cold weather dining.

Sanitation

Even with the ventilation outside, you’ll still need to thoroughly sanitize tables and chairs between parties to keep guests protected from the transmittal of germs. A way to ensure this is done quickly and efficiently is to use sanitizing foggers and sprayers.

Sanitizing sprayers give a powerful, deep clean in a fraction of the time it would take for the same result with hands-on cleaning. They’re also a surefire tool to sanitize uniformly and to not miss any vital areas.

The past months have been full of constant adapting, and it looks like this coming season will be no different. For your ease, we have created a quick reference flyer with these fall outdoor dining tips and solutions. Download below or contact us with any questions you may have!

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