For restaurant owners, Christmas is one of those periods that witness an exceptional amount of foot traffic and restaurant furniture, catering equipment and people find themselves working flat out for the majority of the time. It has not been easy for any category of business during the last 1 or 2 years with major economies around the world struggling to escape from a major global recession.
The financial pressure put onto any business owner during such times can be at unprecedented levels and that financial prudence may well have demanded that you delay any maintenance and replacement of your ageing restaurant furniture, for example. The run up to probably the busiest time of your year, however, is not a time for your restaurant furniture to let you down. The possible impact on lost revenue and worst of all, your reputation could last a long time and take some time to recover. If your furniture needs replacing therefore, now could be a good time to get it done.
Don't forget, manufacturers will have been going though those very same pressures and will be looking to kick start their recovery. They will be making some very special offers through their suppliers, who will again, have negotiated hard to secure the best deals. At Cafe Reality, for example, we are continuously running special offers for our customers. It is most definitely worth exploring what special offers are out there at the moment. If your restaurant furniture is able to make it through New Year, it may be worth investing then to ensure that next year's profits are up.