Are you considering a hospitality fitout in Sydney this year?
Updating your restaurant isn’t something that’s taken lightly, but with the impact of the virus on the industry, it actually makes good business sense.
This is because you need to attract both old and new customers to your restaurant. One of the ways to do this is to give people confidence that you are handling their concerns about the virus in an appropriate manner. So some aspects of your hospitality fitout will most probably stay the same, but others will need to change.
Here are the top 6 hospitality fitout trends in Sydney that you should consider for your new restaurant design.
1. Shared condiments
Leaving condiments on the table or sharing them between tables can transfer the virus between customers. So these condiments are now being brought to the table on request and cleaned between tables.
2. Shared tables
Communal tables also pose problems for many people, so again, there’s a movement away from this type of dining towards a more innovative restaurant design that provides distance between diners.
3. Restaurant apps
Using apps to access menus and order food in your restaurant is gaining momentum as it plays on the use of technology and supports contactless interactions.
4. Outdoor dining
We have seen an increase in outdoor dining during the pandemic and this will continue as we start to return to a more normal lifestyle.
5. Social distancing
Whilst social distancing may be eliminated at some time in the future, it will continue to be important for many people. So layouts that foster a safe distance between diners are becoming more prevalent in restaurants.
Even though we may return to normal, it’s likely that many customers will continue to have problems with the close social interactions around buffets. This means that the trend for hospitality fitouts is moving away from shared buffets to creating new dining experiences that allay these fears.