Spring into Action: Tips for Getting Your Restaurant Ready for Outdoor Dining

Spring into Action: Tips for Getting Your Restaurant Ready for Outdoor Dining

Spring is here, bringing with it outside dining

Spring is here, which means it’s time to clean up and refresh your outdoor restaurant furniture. As the industry experts with over 50 years manufacturing outdoor furniture for the North American Foodservice market, Grosfillex can help you to ensure that you have great-looking, comfortable, and safe seating options for your outdoor dining area to keep your customers coming back, all season long!

Choose Contract Quality Seating

Are your chairs contract quality, passing ASTM testing? ASTM testing covers the physical performance of product regarding the aspects of outdoor weathering, impact, static load, and rear leg testing and ensures that your product will be safe for your customer. All Grosfillex chairs and armchairs have been rigorously tested to meet ASTM standards.

Mishandling and heavy use can take a toll on outdoor chairs, so make sure to check all your seating for any damage that may have been sustained over the winter. By checking everything before the season starts, you can ensure that your outdoor patio area is safe and welcoming for your customers.

Do you have enough Seating for your dining area? Stacking chairs, such as our beautiful Cannes armchair and chair, ensure that you always have enough. In addition, stacking chairs and nesting tables take up little room during off-season storage, allowing you to take them inside or cover them so they are in perfect condition come Spring!

Choose Contract Quality Seating


Create a functional, inviting patio dining area

Wobbly tables are the #1 complaint in foodservice, and our Quattro Contact Terrace table bases take care of that with its patented kinetic technology system that corrects up to 2 cm (about 0.79 in) on uneven surfaces.

In addition to being strong, sturdy, and waterproof, your outdoor furniture needs to project the image you want for your restaurant. Do your tables match your chairs and give a good overall appearance, along with providing visual flow from inside to out?  Poorly coordinated tables and chairs will destroy the look of your patio and drive customers away.

Check to see if your tables are in tip-top shape. How have they fared over the winter - are the surfaces clean and attractive? Tabletops with scratches can harbor dirt and bacteria and make it hard to keep them clean.

Create a functional, inviting patio dining area


    Don’t forget the Umbrellas

    Restaurants need umbrellas that keep their customers comfortable and safe from the sun’s harmful UV rays. Now is a great time to check your umbrellas and make sure that you have adequate shade options. You should take the total square footage of your patio area and use that as a guide when choosing your umbrellas. Keep physical restrictions and barriers in mind to select the best options for your patio. Grosfillex umbrellas come in a wide selection of styles and colors – from 6 ½’ diameter to our 10’ cantilever – to keep your customers shaded and happy

    High quality umbrellas should last from year to year with no issues. Be sure to inspect your umbrellas for rips, tears, or dirt, as shabby umbrellas can ruin your restaurant’s street appeal

    Did you know you can get logo umbrellas to promote your business? It’s a wonderful way to advertise your brand and develop name recognition in your community.

    Don’t forget the Umbrellas


    Your Grosfillex rep can help you evaluate your current furnishings to make sure your restaurant is offering a great dining experience to your customers. 


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