If you are opening a new restaurant or refurbishing an existing establishment, you might want to consider changing the style a little. By introducing restaurant menu boards to your business you can give the place a different feel, as well as adding highly functional items that can help you market and run your business better.
There is a trend within the restaurant business to go against the modern, digital world, and create a calmer space. This is often done by getting inspiration from places in the Mediterranean such as France, Italy, and Greece, where eating food is an event and something you take time out of your busy day to do.
This inspiration is often reflected through the décor of these establishments, trying to look like a French café or an Italian Bistro. It might sound like you will need to invest a significant sum of money to create the same interior, however that is not true. Many find that by adding some old fashioned blackboards they can bring that feel into the restaurant.
Menu boards are very cost-effective and can be designed and customised to fit your establishment. Whether this is with a rustic or antique style frame or with stylised blackboard writing, every blackboard can be designed to be different and enhance your restaurant or café.
There are also practical uses for these boards. Most establishments use them as menu boards. This allows you to write special offers or your wine list on the boards, and then keep it up to date by changing it when you need to. It only takes a few seconds to write on one of these boards, and you can get creative with colours and incorporate the overall branding of your restaurant. This can often be a nice project for one of your newer employees as it will allow them to familiarise themselves with the menu and get to know the tone of the company as they write up the menu boards. This will also take another task off your hands as an owner or manager.
If you choose to go for larger menu boards you can easily fasten these on a wall outside your restaurant or you could put it on the street so people passing by can be drawn in. It will also allow guests to read a bit about what food you serve before they enter. This can be an excellent way of drawing in customers who have never been to your place before and a great way for your regulars to check what your daily offers are. This turns the restaurant menu boards into great marketing tools as well as part of the restaurant’s overall design.