Restaurants have been caught in something of a catch-22 since the beginning of the pandemic.
While food services were considered an essential service and thus allowed to stay open, a business whose products pass from hand to mouth requires extra precautions other business models haven’t needed to take.
Not to mention, the “Three Strikes and You’re Closed” policy instituted in July has put extra pressure on restaurants statewide to abide by the social distancing guidelines or face shut down.
While difficult for many restauranteurs to navigate, this has resulted in some creative design solutions to make it easier to keep customers and staff safe and happy while dining out.
As restaurants await word on the future of indoor dining, here’s how they’re innovating to stay in the game:
Overall, flexibility will be a key factor in restaurant design going forward. As the weather and the situation with the virus fluctuates, so too will rules around dining. Restaurant designs that accommodate these shifting regulations, whether it be through removable barriers or dining modules, will have an easier time going forward.
If you need assistance in redesigning your restaurant in these times, please reach out to us at Outsource Consultants.
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