Are shipping containers the future of outdoor dining?
Covid-19 has affected many things in our lives, the greatest of these being how we socialise. Since March 2020, we have seen 3 national lockdowns. This had a detrimental effect on businesses across the UK and effectively changed the way we do business forever.
While most hospitality businesses were able to remain open throughout the lockdowns, many did not have the infrastructure to remain successful and placed their hopes on the reopening of the world to get back in touch with their customers and start seeing an increase in sales again. Now, we have returned outside in most parts of the UK, but business is anything but “normal”.
Despite having the ability to go out, a lot of people have reservations about socialising, and so, have committed to eating outdoors or where they are able to socially distance. So, what do you do if your restaurant does not have an outdoor space?
Get a shipping container.
Shipping containers provide the perfect solution to outdoor dining and easily accommodate the needs of the new normal. How?
They are made to be outdoors
Shipping containers are simply portable boxes, and so are able to serve without the need for indoor space. Because of this, they are a perfect solution to serve the needs of customers. Having a shipping container as a business extension (or as a business itself) gives customers the opportunity to grab-and-go or dine outside, and so, enables customers to practice social distancing or wear masks if they so wish.
Creates a new dining experience to customers
A new normal means has meant that businesses are having to be more innovative to retain their customers. Shipping containers provide a new, fresh experience for customers and gets them excited to dine out with you, which means more sales for your business.
Being that shipping containers are customisable, they can also be made to reflect your branding, making them a great option for marketing your business also.
See more business
Last but not least, using shipping containers as a business extension, is a great way to expand your opportunity to meet new customers. Shipping containers are portable and so are great for pop-up stalls and shops. Having a pop-up container means that your business can travel to your customers, introducing those who don’t know you to your business and giving them a taster of your services, which increases the chance for new sales.
All things considered, it’s a fact that we have moved into a “new normal” way of life and that means that we need new ways of providing great experiences for customers and shipping containers are a way that you can do this. The root of hospitality is to serve the needs of the customers and shipping containers give your business the opportunity to serve the needs of everyone, whether they choose to stay socially safe or enjoy their new freedoms. Which makes your business the hot spot for all future business.