Setting up your restaurant may seem a bit complicated. However, it can be much easier than you think.
If, by chance, you already have a gastronomic establishment, a great way to reinvent your style is by getting to know others that already exist.
This way, you will be able to attract many more customers to your business, and become a reference in your region.
There are several areas of activity that you can specialize in. Although there is some kind of similarity between restaurant visitors, their characteristics vary according to the menu and the environment.
So, if you are or wish to be an entrepreneur in the gastronomic branch, it is fundamental that you know the different categories of establishment, culinary, in order to boost your business.
Thinking about it, with the help of more than 10 years of experience that I have in the business of creating furniture for restaurants, I will help you in this task. In this article you will learn about the types of restaurants that can be adopted in your business.
Types of Restaurants: Service
There are several types of restaurants where you can mirror yourself to define which one will be adopted by your establishment. So, let’s get to know the main ones below.
Fast and Casual
The fast and casual type of restaurant, different from fast foods, presents slightly more sophisticated dishes to its customers.
This kind of option usually works with organic ingredients. Besides, its kitchen is always with doors open to be visited by the customers of the establishment. With this, it is possible to follow the preparation of the dishes, besides making sure of the hygiene of the place.
The fast food style is one of the most popular in the world. Its goal is to deliver a fast service, in addition to affordable prices and convenience to its customers.
Its target audience is usually the youngest. However, it is capable of attracting several types of people of the most varied ages, mainly because of its practicality.
In addition, the fast food management model is easy to replicate, making a possible expansion of units nothing too complex to do.
This type of restaurant aims to deliver a “family dinner” atmosphere to its customers. With this, the place usually provides table services and options with affordable prices on its menu.
The main characteristic of a family restaurant is to make combinations of classic dishes linked to some peculiar culture (Italian, German, Brazilian, etc) with secret family sauces.
Fine dining restaurants value luxury, elegance, and the sophistication of decoration. For this reason, they usually present a great harmony between the environment and their gourmet dishes.
Besides, this type of gastronomic establishment seeks to constantly renew itself. Thus, it is always a reference in the questions: service, food and reception, which ends up justifying the high prices practiced.
Coffee or Bistro
Many people confuse a Cafe with a Bistro, not knowing what their differences are. Although they have many similarities, they are different.
The Bistro, for example, is simpler, small, cozy, and most of the time serves families, offering lunch or dinner, for a fair price.
The coffee, on its turn, has on its menu different types of coffees, sweets, sandwiches, snacks, cakes and sometimes some meals. It stays open all day long.
It serves a public that seeks a calm place to talk.
At least one thing they both have in common: the small space!
Thinking about it, the choice of tables and chairs for restaurant are fundamental to save space.
The most indicated tables are the bistro tables, since they were designed exactly for small and tight environments.
A food truck is nothing more than an open-air mobile restaurant. With this, they can be in different places in the same week, for example.
In addition, it is possible to reach a large number of people with cheaper meals than a restaurant with a fixed address.
They usually offer snack options a little more sophisticated or even differentiated than usual, because they make use of unusual ingredients and sometimes a little more refined.
This type of restaurant is based on a concept that has existed since the Middle Ages.
In this concept it is the client himself who serves his meals. Thus, he has a freedom of choice before several plate options.
This is a great option for people looking for cheaper meals. With this, the employees of the establishment only need to replace the food and receive the payment at the moment of the client’s departure.