5 Trends to Incorporate into Your Next Restaurant Buildout

First impressions are everything in the competitive restaurant industry. Not only must the food be exceptional, but the restaurant design must also meet discerning guests’ standards. To stay cutting-edge and ensure a steady stream of repeat customers, you need to be forward-thinking with your restaurant buildout. Here are some current trends to consider as you plan your renovation.

Top Restaurant Design Trends

  1. Increased outdoor dining space – Outdoor dining offers many advantages to restaurant owners. Not only do many patrons prefer sitting outside on a glorious day, but it also increases your seating capacity and provides an ambiance that can’t be replicated indoors.

  1. Open kitchen designs – Open kitchen layouts allow customers to see chefs at work – and vice versa. This trend creates a sense of connection between the kitchen and dining area and can contribute to a more engaging and immersive atmosphere.

  1. Sustainability practices and design – There can be a lot of waste generated by restaurants. Energy costs are also high with all the appliances, lighting and cooling costs associated with operating a commercial kitchen. Incorporating energy-efficient lighting and LEED-certified construction practices will help reduce costs. Highlighting sustainable practices, such as locally sourced ingredients, can also align with environmentally conscious diners.

  1. Flexible dining arrangements – Versatile seating arrangements that cater to different group sizes and preferences are a popular trend. This might include a mix of communal tables, bar seating and cozy booths, or installing furniture that can be easily moved and arranged. The flexibility allows your restaurant to accommodate various customer preferences and group sizes.

  1. Tech-integrated operations – Integrating technology into your restaurant operations can not only streamline operations, but it also caters to many customers’ preferences. Things like QR codes for accessing digital menus and contactless payment options can reduce customer wait times as well.

To learn more about restaurant design and construction in South Florida, get in touch with our team at Seacoast Construction. We ensure that your restaurant is designed in a way that best works for your needs and the enjoyment of your customers.



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