How To Prepare Your Restaurant for The Holidays

The holidays are a time when families come together to celebrate and share in a sense of common joy. As a restaurant, you can be a part of this seasonal celebration by offering delicious meal options for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and other holiday celebrations in the winter. However, without the right prep work, your restaurant will fall short of customer’s expectations this time of year. 

 

If you want to increase sales and create customer loyalty during the holidays, make sure you prepare with these tips:  

 

Invest in delivery options. 

During the winter delivery sales increase across all foodservice sectors. If you want to stay ahead of the curve, choose a delivery service or create your own to offer hot food options to customers who don’t or can’t leave the house when it starts to snow. 

 

Prepare for power outages.

If you live in a cold climate, you may experience seasonal power outages which can lead to thousands of dollars in lost revenue, depending on how long your restaurant is closed. By investing in a backup generator and performing preventative maintenance on your electrical and HVAC systems, you can prevent unwanted closures during your busiest time. 

 

Set up a cozy outdoor space. 

Just because it’s cold out, it doesn’t mean you can’t still utilize outdoor dining spaces. Transform your outdoor space with fire pits and heaters to create a space that is cozy and relaxed. This is great for bars and other casual eateries where guests can mingle by the firepit and relax no matter the temperature outside. 

 

Schedule a piping check-up.

Pipes can freeze and burst in the winter which can spell disaster for your restaurant. Schedule plumbing maintenance checks to ensure your pipe insulation is still intact to prevent unwanted problems in the kitchen later. 

 

MaintenX can help you prepare your interior and exterior building for holiday rushes and more. If you’re interested in scheduling heater, plumbing, or other preventative maintenance services, contact us today.

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