3 Tips to Successfully Complete a Restaurant Buildout

In the restaurant industry, managing costs is one of the most important measures of success. Delivery quality service and products (i.e., food and beverages that taste delicious!) are equally important components of running a profitable business in the food service industry.

These same components for achieving operational success start well before your doors even open. Cost containment, quality service and construction are also critical to achieving an on-time, on-budget build of your restaurant. And the best way to streamline your buildout and ensure the highest quality project? Insist on a contractor-led approach.

If you want to fast-track your buildout and manage construction costs without compromising service and quality, here’s what you need to know:

Hire a Best-in-Class Construction Team

Restaurant buildouts are complex from a design and construction point of view and generally require specialized mechanical, electrical and plumbing work. Moreover, there are specific compliance and code requirements that must also be adhered to during construction in order for the restaurant to be operational. When looking to hire a general contractor for a restaurant buildout,  make sure the team you assemble has the experience necessary to navigate permitting issues, design a fully functional space, and seamlessly coordinate each aspect of the build.

Follow the three C’s: Coordination, Communication & Collaboration

One of the most common causes of project missteps or delays is lack of communication and collaboration. When constructing a restaurant, it’s incredibly important to ensure coordination between the concept, vision and design. This all starts by keeping the process unified through a contractor-led approach and is kicked off during pre-construction. Strong coordination during pre-construction is imperative for anticipating and solving nearly all of the problems you’ll encounter during the project.

Embrace Efficiencies

Turning design into constructed reality means everyone on the team has to be in lock-step to avoid potential problems. With a contractor-led approach, the construction team and the design team are working together from the beginning to ensure that every aspect of design and functionality are seamlessly implemented in the build.

Much like the success of a restaurant business itself, successful restaurant buildouts are also predicated on containing costs while still experiencing the highest-quality product and experience. At Seacoast Construction, we’ve completed numerous restaurant buildouts over the past two decades and know what it takes to make a projects successful in South Florida.

If you have questions about how to best navigate restaurant buildout challenges in this market, give us a call at 786-433-8740.

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