As the Government opens up covid-19 restrictions, the hospitality market has a roadmap set out for how they can allow customers back into their venue.
Whilst this is positive, the first step, allowing customers to into outdoor spaces, is causing many to consider logistical challenges and ask the question: ‘Should we invest in an Outdoor Bar for our premises?’
On the one hand, with this level of restrictions being set out for 5 weeks (in theory), before customers will once again be able to eat and drink indoors, some will be asking if the investment is worth it. Others are seeing this as a huge opportunity for them to improve their venue and provide a better overall offering. Having a second bar outside can make it easier to serve your customers in this period and when they are allowed to return indoors, give you a second option for serving, providing a far greater experience for those drinking at your venue, with less queues and perhaps, people spending more in your venue.
An outdoor bar doesn’t have to be restrictive either. Unlike fixed serveries indoors, you can invest in a movable outdoor bar, with Servaclean’s FOLDABar and Mobile Bars offering the ability to be easily transported. Not only that, but these are also available to be used indoors at a later date too, maximising use opportunities at and providing a far greater return on investment.
Not only now are you planning for your journey out of this lockdown, but you are also investing in future customer experience. A second bar will assist with the speed at which you can serve customers, help to maximise profits and provide a great customer experience in the years and decades to come.
You could also have a bespoke outdoor bar if you wanted which is fixed which you can then keep outside. The possibilities are endless with help from Servaclean.
As you can see, the real question on whether you should invest in an outdoor bar is less about investment for this five-week period of lockdown and more about how you meet customer expectations post lockdown. If you are committed to providing high quality customer service, an outdoor bar could/should be high on your agenda.
Our Free bar planning and design service, quick turnaround times and experience means you can quickly get a bar, tailored to your customers needs and current drinking trends to allow you to be ready for the boom in the hospitality industry in the UK.