Shade sails are regularly used to shade pools, gardens, carports, schools and parks. But did you know that shade structures are incredibly beneficial to restaurant owners? Shade sails are extremely durable and versatile, making them perfect to shade customers while eating and drinking outside a restaurant.

Shade cloth can be customised to fit in with a restaurant brand colour and logo. And shade sails can be built in all sorts of shapes and sizes to cover large or small spaces. If you own a business and want to make money from your outdoor space, a shade sail is a worthwhile investment. Here’s five ways a shade sail can benefit your restaurant.

Boost Revenue

A shade sail opens up the useful space of your restaurant. More customers leads to an increase in revenue. If you had 20 tables inside before, an outdoor dining area could double or even triple that, depending on the size of your garden. Or even if you only have a small outdoor space, another 5 – 10 tables with bums on seats, makes a huge difference to the yearly revenue.

Increase Curb Appeal

Shade sails can be made in all different shapes, sizes and eye-catching colours. A funky shade sail will grab the attention of passers by, who may not have noticed your restaurant before. Sitting outside under a shade sail creates a comfortable, welcoming vibe that customers will love. Ask your shade sail provider to create a unique shade structure that’ll compliment your business.

Feed More Customers

More shaded areas in the garden means more tables for diners. And this extends year round with a shade sail protecting from the heat and from adverse weather in the winter months. Shade sails are an affordable way to extend the outdoor space, without having to turn the place into a building site.

Blend Dining with Nature

When the sun is shining, it’s great to dine outdoors. Your customers will love eating al fresco, next to the plants and trees while having protection from the harshest of the sun’s rays. Shade sails attached to the side of a restaurant also stop the sun from filtering in through windows, which makes your air conditioning have to work harder to keep the place cool.

Have Space for Entertainment

Maybe you don’t have room inside for a band to play some tunes? A shade structure can double up as an entertainment space to host music and comedy nights. Entertainment keeps customers in the restaurant long after they’ve eaten – another effective plan to increase revenue.