Skip to main content

7 Creative Ideas to Make Your Restaurant Stand Out

Diners have never had as many options for food as they do today. Whether they pick out a recipe from a blog and cook for themselves, order takeout using a variety of different apps, or choose to go out to a restaurant, there are still plenty of choices to make just for one meal. So with all of these options, what can you as a restaurant owner do to convince the hungry people of your city to choose your establishment to satisfy their cravings?
Offering a niche cuisine is obviously appealing; if yours is the only restaurant in the region serving a vegetarian Mexican-Ethiopian fusion, it’s easy to please those customers who are looking for exactly what you provide. But if you’re more interested in sticking to your tried and true menu, there are plenty of other ways to make your restaurant eye-catching to passers-by and memorable for your guests.

1. Create inviting views from your windows.

Have you ever walked past a store you’ve had no experience with and felt intrigued by it just because it looked so appealing from the outside? While outer appearance is important for any restaurant, especially in an area with a lot of foot traffic, you should offer a nice view to those who slow down while walking past to take a look inside. Put effort into decorating your windows with curtains or art. Have your logo pasted to the glass or hang the day’s specials in a beautiful frame.
Think about what people see when they peer through the front glass. Do they see an open kitchen with lots of action, or a disorganized layout? If you have tables pushed up to the window, make sure they are decorated nicely in a way that reflects the ambiance of your restaurant.

2. Keep your patio looking fresh.

Once you’ve improved the view into your restaurant, it’s time to think about other aspects potential diners encounter from the outside. If you have a patio, especially one near pedestrian traffic, be sure to make it look enticing. There are plenty of creative ideas available on sites like Pinterest, but there are a few classic tricks you can try as well.

3. Offer unique drinks.

Craft beer is all the rage and wine tastings are ever popular. While there will always be diners who stick to the drinks they know, it’s no longer an option to simply serve the most common beer staples. Dining out is an occasion to try new things, and those who don’t want to take the risk with their meal may instead opt for a drink with which they aren’t familiar.

4. Put some extra effort into food presentation.

It’s not uncommon nowadays to see someone whip out their phone and snap a quick picture of their meal before digging in. It’s not because they want to let everyone know they’re eating right now; most photos are taken to capture a beautiful sight, and that applies to food as well. No one is going to take a picture of a boring plate of spaghetti with sauce slopped on top. Take the time to present your food in a unique way. Even if you aren’t a fan of food photos, having a satisfied customer share their  photo is still great (free!) exposure for your restaurant. You never know – you may be serving an influence who is about to drive thousands of guests to your place!

5. Come up with creative dish solutions.

Now that you’ve come up with an ingenious trick to make all of your vegetables look like flowers, how else can you make the actual presentation of the food memorable? Try getting creative with what you’re serving your food on. Consider the style of your dishes in relation to the overall atmosphere of your restaurant. Or try skipping the plate entirely – serving charcuterie on something unconventional like a bathroom tile is a little more exciting than a simple cutting board.

6. Hire exceptional staff.

All your aesthetic details will quickly be overshadowed if your guests receive terrible service during their meal. An unpleasant experience with restaurant staff can ruin a dining experience and often prompts negative reviews and word-of-mouth. Above all, make sure your wait staff are friendly and your cooks are trained to handle customer requests. The most memorable part of a meal is often the human interactions that take place during. 

7. Embrace technology.

There are so many benefits to using technology in your restaurant that it should be incorporated right from the get-go. With the right solutions, you can track your customers’ preferences and be prepared to offer them a great experience every time they come back. What makes a restaurant stand out more in someone’s mind than personalized service? You can also use technology to train staff more quickly and efficiently, manage inventory, reduce food waste, and create a unique ambiance.
If you think your restaurant could use an eye-catching pop, be sure to give some of these ideas a try. In no time you could become the place that everyone can’t stop talking about!
Hope you liked this blog. If you are looking to open a food franchise, want's to set up a new restaurant/cafe, searching chefs for your restaurant then don't worry, SelectDine is there to help you which is one stop solution for all your restaurant needs. Call us or visit our website selectdine.com to know more.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

How to Safeguard Franchise Fraud

The case of buying, owning, and operating a franchise can seem quite compelling: You, at least in a sense, own your own business, but you are not alone during the operation. The product or service has already been fully developed; it's simply up to you to offer the product or service on your own terms.
There are people out there offering fraudulent opportunities; and while you may think that it could never happen to you, fraudsters are getting more sophisticated in their methods of deception. What is Franchise Fraud?Common forms of franchise fraud include misleading and fraudulent sales practices used to entice prospective franchisees to purchase and invest in a franchise. Misleading sales tactics can come in many forms. One of the more common forms of fraud in the franchise arena is the making of false or misleading statements about projected financial performance. It is, in fact, unlawful for a franchiser to provide any representations of potential or actual financial performance…

Own Chai Sutta Bar in 15 lakhs

Chai Sutta Bar is a premium brand which is currently franchising in India. Chai Sutta Bar headquartered in Indore was established in 2016 and since then operates twenty-six outlets across India.Chai Sutta Bar has various types of outlets that you can open if you choose to invest, which includes both sit-down and quick service models.
The brand additionally offers operating manuals, expert guidance from head office, billing systems, and on-field assistance for the franchisee. Offering a high profit margin at a low investment cost along with excellent support, you can own a Chai Sutta Bar in 15 lakhs, should you choose to invest. To know more about this brand’s investment details, visit our website to know more.

Top Pos Features your restaurant must have

Evaluating and shopping for a new restaurant POS system can be a challenging experience for anyone. There are so many point of sale solutions on the market these days that you don't know where to begin. One thing is for sure; you don’t want to wait until the last minute to purchase your new POS system. You want to give yourself plenty of time to research and compare the functions and features of the different systems you’re considering buying. Also, it can take some time to get your system installed and for you to learn the POS software, so expect the process to take at least 3-4 weeks in general. When comparing point of sales system, you’ll want to make sure the system is the best fit for your restaurant concept. For instance, you might not want to purchase a POS dedicated for a small quick service cafe if you’re running a busy restaurant and bar. The two different systems may look the same with a touchscreen display, but the front of house and back of house software could be compl…