As a restaurant owner, you typically buy in bulk. This provides overall cost savings, as well as the needed supply to meet any level of demand.
From the food you need for the dishes you create, to the items you purchase for your tablescapes, the size of your space is sometimes the only deciding factor as to how much you’ll purchase.
With so much stuff that can accumulate over time, you may find yourself buried in the ingredients needed for operational success. Below, we provide three ways you can utilize self storage to remain prepared without the burden of clutter.
1. Stock Up for the Rush
To a certain extent, a day in the life of a restaurant can be predictable. You will have consistent days of the week when you are busy, and consistent days when you are slow. For example, maybe weekends drive more foot traffic than weekdays. You can predict that lunch and dinner hours will often be busier than the afternoon lull, and that certain times of the year will bring in an influx of customers.
Use this knowledge to your advantage, and prepare accordingly. Stock up on the staples for a time of greater need:
- Aprons and notebooks for wait staff
- Dishes and silverware
- Alcohol (if applicable)
- Non-perishable recipe staples
These items can all be stored in regular, climate controlled, or wine-specific storage units to meet your every restaurant storage need.
2. Provide the Room Needed to Operate
You may be inclined to store your excess materials onsite. While this may provide the quickest solution, you may find your staff stumbling over boxes as the restaurant picks up pace. Eliminate the unnecessary obstacle course.
Move the materials you do not need at the present moment offsite to create more room for the everyday process of food production and distribution.
3. Give Your Guests a Fresh Experience
As the seasons change, you may want to try a new menu item, or make alterations to the décor for a timely twist. Help frequent customers discover something new to love about a place they already enjoy.
Warmer temperatures create room for patio furniture, umbrellas and outdoor fixtures to make a comeback. Cooler temperatures provide opportunity for warm decorations.
Utilize your storage unit to pack up the decorations and seasonal items you do not presently need, to display others more prominently.
How could your restaurant business utilize self storage to its advantage? Let us know in the comment section below!