The #YQGStandsStrong Video Series is a profile on local businesses – and how they pivoted their operations during the height of the pandemic to stay successful.

Check out the video below profiling FRANK Brewing Co., as well as a take away moment that you may be able to adapt to your business operations moving forward.

Click here to view the entire video series.

Use Your Outdoor Space To Increase Your Capacity

Without patio dining opportunities, the food and beverage scene would be very different in Windsor Essex. Take a look at a few tips below, including:

  • The benefits of offering outdoor restaurant seating service
  • 5 tips to prepare your restaurant patio for reopening
  • How to maintain your outdoor dining space

4 Benefits of Restaurant Patio Dining

  • Outdoor dining is less risky than indoor dining (and people may be more comfortable even when indoor dining is permitted)
  • Patio dining can ease customer’s anxieties about going to a restaurant
  • Outdoor dining presents an opportunity for restaurants to maximize revenues
  • Restaurants might be able to rehire staff to support patio dining

Five Steps to Prepare Your Restaurant Patio

  • Prepare the physical space including dedicated entrances and exits, coverage, and tenting
  • Develop protocols including removal of shareable items, reservations, and a cleaning schedule
  • Train your staff on the protocols
  • Communicate with your customers
  • Create a plan for poor weather

How To Safely Manager Your Patio

  • Maintain physical distancing
  • Manage your reservations carefully
  • Maintain hygiene
  • Track data to manage costs better
  • Market your restaurant

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