Each restaurant, even those from the same franchise, can have a unique floor plan. Variations in the floor plan layout happen because restaurant construction differs a lot from project to project. There are a few common factors that influence the floor plan of every restaurant project. Taking these factors into consideration can help business owners and general contractors create a floor plan that will boost efficiency, customer satisfaction, and a restaurant’s bottom line. The following are a few critical factors to consider during restaurant construction that are sure to impact the floor plan.
ADA and Building Codes
Every building has its codes, and every business place, including restaurants, must meet certain ADA guidelines. Failing to take these aspects into account and implement them correctly during the course of the restaurant construction can lead to instances of safety violations and/or legal issues. It’s not difficult to achieve the restaurant’s vision while satisfying these accessibility and building code measures. However, it’s best to work with a knowledgeable commercial general contractor who can help your project adhere to these measures.
Circulation and Service Method
Another factor to be mindful of when developing the floor plan for restaurant construction is foot traffic flow through the establishment. This is most often determined, if not heavily dependent, on the service method. Quick service and fast-casual eateries use floor plans that guide customers to an open kitchen line or cash registers to place their orders immediately upon arrival. Sit-down restaurants have a bit more freedom, as the floor plan could accommodate a waiting area and multiple dining room areas.
Seating arrangements do certainly vary from restaurant to restaurant. This can be dependent on the types of seating available, such as booths, tables, or bar seating. Ultimately, the arrangement should optimize how many patrons or parties your establishment can fit and serve, as this hugely impacts potential earning. However, you do not want the number of seats to affect customer comfort negatively. Further, make sure seating arrangements do not violate building codes or impede circulation and service quality.
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