Attract guests with outdoor dining, year-round
Source: www.restaurant.org

Patios aren’t just for summer. With heat lamps, cozy blankets and fireplaces or fire pits, restaurants can capitalize on additional seating any time of the year.

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Metro Sign and Awning's insight:

It's not *quite* al fresco dining season in Boston but we're pretty sure most local restaurant patrons will jump on the first opportunity to have lunch on the patio. Is your awning in good shape? Is it time to update or replace it? According to the National Restaurant Association, patios and enclosures should be updated and revamped every 5 -7  years. And based on the winter we've endured, we think Boston-area restaurants should be ready to accommodate their guests who have spring fever! 

High-quality awnings, canopies and enclosures create additional revenue opportunities for restaurants as well as banks, retail shops and service providers. 

For ideas to update your outdoor seating options, see our Awning & Enclosures portfolio

Awnings for Restaurants, Retailers Good for Business & Customers

At Metro Sign & Awning, we work with general contractors, property managers, and business owners to design, permit, construct and install barriers that can protect guests from New England weather. These structures, which like signs often advertise the business and brand, are usually planned with the goal of extending their summer season (and increasing revenue). Awnings, canopies and enclosures can often be shown to not only increase revenue, but also, because they offer protection from the elements, they can help reduce heating, cooling, and cleaning costs for the business as well. 

Awnings and entrance canopies can also provide a completely new look for a building facade, adding color and aesthetic appeal as well as enhancing the brand. 

And these are not your father's awnings! Modern materials are durable, UV-resistant, and can accept intricate, colorful logo designs and other graphics. Learn more about today's awning and canopy materials, and designs that make the most of your space, structure and budget: Awning shapes, designs and materials 

We also design and install retractable awnings for Boston-area businesses! 

Contact us here or call  (978) 401-9533 to discuss the many options you have for business awnings, canopies, and enclosures.