Outdoor Patio Dining: 6 Items You Need

7 May 2018 - 18:48, by , in Blog, No comments

When it comes to eating at a restaurant, nothing beats a good outdoor dining experience. People love sitting outside and sharing a meal with one another while enjoying some fresh air. So if you have an outdoor patio space at your restaurant, why not make the most of it?

Creating a great outdoor dining space at your restaurant, bakery, bar or deli, requires certain equipment. The good news is Kohn-Megibow Company is here to help provide you with all the outdoor dining restaurant equipment you’ll need. You can buy it new or used at one of our bi-weekly used restaurant equipment auctions and get high-quality pieces at a fraction of retail cost.

Not sure what you’ll need exactly? Here are some of the outdoor patio dining pieces you will want to look for at KMC:
1. Tables
Obviously, tables are key if you are going to have outdoor dining on your patio. They need to be sturdy and be able to stand up to the constant traffic over time. Not just any old tables will do, be sure to get ones that are built for outdoor use or those that are specially-treated to be used outside.

2. Chairs
Now that you have tables, you will need chairs for people to sit in. And just like tables, be sure to buy chairs that will not only be comfortable but are also designed to work outside and hold up to the natural elements. Lightly colored, comfy and waterproof are three good qualities you will often want to look for in outdoor chairs.

3. Benches and Picnic Tables
If typical tables and individual chairs aren’t your thing, a lot of restaurants are leaning toward a more open, communal style of dining and it’s a great approach for outdoor seating. Consider larger picnic-style tables and benches that can seat many people rather than just individualized tables and chairs.

4. Patio Umbrellas and Canopies
Unless your patio is already covered, you will need some umbrellas or canopies to protect your customers from the sun or rain. Find great canopies and commercial-quality patio umbrellas of all shapes, sizes, colors and designs at KMC.

5. Patio Heaters
Eating outside can get a little chilly at times, so having good outdoor heating is essential. Whether it’s a central heating unit or strategically-placed patio heaters, it’s really easy to provide heat for your customers. Some patio heaters are also great decorative pieces that will add a touch of style to your patio.

6. Outdoor Accessories
To complete your patio dining area, consider purchasing various outdoor dining accessories. We’re talking about planters, fencing/railing, buffet stations and many other pieces that will make your outdoor patio space great.

Find all the outdoor patio dining equipment and accessories you need at KMC. Give us a call or stop by our warehouse to learn more about all the great commercial-grade patio furniture and equipment we currently have in stock!

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