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5 Ways You Can Maximize Your Restaurant’s Outdoor Seating With Custom Tents

There’s nothing better than enjoying a delicious meal in a plush outdoor restaurant! It is true that people love to visit outdoor restaurants more than the indoor ones. The fresh air outside adds to the overall ambience of an outdoor setup, making one’s dining experience unforgettable.

If your restaurant doesn’t have an outdoor dining setup already, you definitely need to think of ways to build one. It is good for your profits!

At this point you may be wondering about certain things.

  • Where do I keep my outdoor furniture?
  • What regulations do I need to follow?
  • What are the costs involved? Is it going to be too expensive?
  • And most importantly: how do I install a cost-effective shade solution for my guests?

Here are the answers to the first three questions.

The place and other things to look out for

Sidewalk, patio, garden or rooftop – any place under the sun is good for an outdoor restaurant setup as long as it has enough space to accommodate a sufficient number of chairs and tables for your guests. But please make sure the following are in order:

  • There’s a steady electricity supply.
  • You have all the necessary permits, including those for serving alcohol.
  • Fires safety measures are in order.
  • Insect repellents are in place.
  • Some guests may not enjoy smoking or the presence of pets. You need to keep this in mind as well.
  • Health and hygiene should be top priority, including social distancing norms.

Costs involved

Costs involved in building an outdoor restaurant setup depend upon how much you want to stretch your budget. Remember, a penny saved is a penny earned. If you don’t own the property, make sure you don’t end up paying too much in rent. Stick to your budget and look around for a place you can afford.

You can go for an expensive decor replete with exotic furniture. But to keep costs down you can opt for a furniture setup made of popular materials like molded PVC.

But what about the shade solution?

This is where the customs tents come in. Here are five ways you can benefit by using custom printed pop up tents for your outdoor restaurant setup.

  1. The Perfect Shade

Custom tents are manufactured from materials that are water-proof and UV resistant. For example, the canopies of the Pavilion and Pinnacle range of tents from Extreme Canopy are made from PVC. This material not only keeps your guests dry in rainy weather, but also blocks the harmful UV radiations in sunlight. What’s more? These PVC canopies are fire-retardant too. These PVC canopies are so durable that Extreme Canopy offers a 5-year warranty on their non-printed varieties.

  1. Branding

Proper branding is key to a brand’s success. You want your patrons to associate with your brand and it cannot be achieved only with good service. What you need to do is create your brand’s footprint in the market.

A custom-printed pop-up tent can go a long way in creating a unique brand experience for your patrons. Custom tent manufacturers like Extreme Canopy offer a host of bespoke services to their customers. This includes services like digital printing. Have a catchy logo designed for your restaurant and use the digital printing service offered by your tent manufacturer to print it on your outdoor tent canopy.

You can also have your tent canopies in your chosen colors. A carefully designed outdoor canopy tent setup has the potential to convert your outdoor restaurant into a landmark for customers.

Pro-tip: What colors should you choose for your custom tent? The choice of colors is subjective. But research suggests that shades of blue, red, orange and yellow tend to reflect heat and block UV radiations better than other colors. But the choice is yours entirely!

  1. Cost Effective and Easy to Move

Modern event tents are made from materials that are cost-effective. This makes the finished products economical as well. It is unwise to invest in a permanent shade solution for your outdoor restaurant. It will cost you significantly more than a temporary shade solution. Plus, a permanent shade solution cannot be uninstalled without being torn down, in case you plan to move to a new location.

Custom tents can be easily uninstalled and moved to a new location. Installing one is absolutely hassle-free and you can do it all by yourself.

Why waste money on a permanent structure?

  1. Durable

We have already seen how custom tent manufacturers like Extreme Canopy use PVC for their tent canopies. They also use aluminum for the frames. Aluminum is lightweight and extremely durable. No wonder, Extreme Canopy offers a 5-year warranty on the frames for their Pavilion and Pinnacle range of event tents.

  1. Custom Size

With custom tents you don’t have to worry about how large or small your outdoor space is. You can have your tents in your preferred dimensions. This means you can accommodate as many guests as you want in the shade of your outdoor tents, provided your outdoor restaurant has sufficient space.


Modern outdoor tents are extremely versatile and cost-effective products that can be used anywhere from trade shows to outdoor restaurants. This makes them incredible value for money. If you are planning to expand the seating capacity of your restaurant by utilizing a sidewalk, garden or rooftop, consider owning a custom tent.