I just need to find an air conditioning supplier who is willing to work with me and help me figure out how to cool down the outdoor dining area.
My restaurant was really suffering after being closed down with the covid-19 scare but last week, we were finally given the go-ahead to open back up at 20% capacity. However, the fine print reads 20% capacity indoors. Outdoors, we can serve as many people as we would like. I’m fortunate that my restaurant already has a large outdoor eating area. The only problem is, it’s kind of warm and few people like to eat outdoors in the summer months. I would really like to get outdoor air conditioning installed in my patio area. I’m just not sure that it’s feasible. I know I can’t enclose the patio area, otherwise it’s technically indoor dining. That means I need to keep it all open air. I can use those little umbrellas for shade but I don’t feel that that’s enough. I’d like to have some sort of ductwork system blowing cold air underneath all of the tables. I already have a massive air conditioning unit. So there’s no problem there. I just need to find an air conditioning supplier who is willing to work with me and help me figure out how to cool down the outdoor dining area. I’d like my patrons to feel like they’re eating indoors, even when they’re outdoors. This will be a bit of an expense, in the beginning, but I feel that it will pay for itself once word starts getting around that I have the most cool and comfortable outdoor dining on the east side. Especially if what they say is true and this whole covid-19 issue goes on for two or three years. I really need to prepare for something like that if I want to stay in business.