Awnings are an amazing addition to include on many homes, but they also work wonders for businesses. Of any business, restaurants can gain the most from having an awning. Here’s how:




Expand the Space

Adding an awning will let you add tables outside of the restaurant, which translates to an increase in the occupancy level. Being able to serve more people at one time will increase the total amount of revenue. This is especially useful during the spring, summer, and early fall months. There are many people that prefer to sit outside when the weather permits.


Keep the Sun Out

For those customers enjoying their lunch outside, the sun can ruin their meal. Whether it’s the glare or sweltering heat, an awning can protect you from both. It will allow for a cooler temperature to sit in and for customers to eat without squinting.


Protect Customers & Business

Customers who prefer to eat outside can do so without worrying about the weather changing. If it starts to rain, there is no reason to move inside because you are protected from the elements. Awnings will additionally keep the sidewalk, that’s closest to the business, relatively dry. This will come in handy when it rains or snows and the temperature drops below freezing. Icy sidewalks can spell trouble for a business.


Define Location

Installing an awning at the front of your restaurant can help define your restaurant’s visual identity. An awning that complements the overall look of your business will make it more noticeable and heighten its curb appeal. Your restaurant will be noticed more as people drive by because awnings and lighting are commonly associated with restaurants.


With all of these advantages, it’s a mystery why all restaurants don’t have an awning at the front of the building. When you decide that it’s time to install a new awning, or replace an old one, contact Dean Custom Awnings. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (845) 425-1193.