Restaurants and social distancing: it almost seems like an oxymoron. But, unfortunately, with COVID-19 around to stay, it’s currently a must for restaurants and society as a whole.
Although the government has slashed the 2m distancing rule to 1m, it still isn’t business as usual for restaurants, with many claiming that re-opening with any social distancing just isn’t profitable.
With the UK government confirming that restaurants, bars and cafes can reopen from 4th July with social distancing measures in place, we’re looking at how Sugarvine Tables can help your restaurant successfully adapt to the ‘new normal’.
Reach Full Capacity
With 1m between diners and tables, it’s pretty obvious to state that restaurants will not be able to function at full capacity. And with capacity reduced it’s clear that profits will take a hit.
With social distancing halving your capacity and profits it’s vital that nothing else stands in the way of you and the maximum capacity of diners. This is where Sugarvine Tables comes in….
With the ability to book 24/7 online, receive automatic booking confirmations thus reducing no shows and integrate your booking widget with social media channels you instantly increase your covers by using Sugarvine Tables. And, the benefits don’t stop there. Included in our £599 per year one off charge, your restaurant will receive free marketing on Sugarvine.com and its social media channels, thus letting diners know you’re open and ready for business.
Manage Social Distancing
We’ve worked in the restaurant industry for over 20 years. Therefore, we know that maintaining social distancing in restaurants is never going to be an easy feat. And, quite frankly, busy restaurateurs don’t have the time, resources or staff to be regularly adapting restaurant floor plans to accommodate bookings.
With our easy to use table management system, restaurants can input socially-distanced table plans with maximum capacity set. Adding to this, it’s easy to recognise when capacity has been reached or when there are still tables available. Therefore, restaurateurs can focus on welcoming back guests safely and ensure the ‘new normal’ is an enjoyable experience for diners yet a profitable one for restaurant owners.
Put Diners At Ease
Although restaurants, cafes and bars may have been deemed fit to open by the UK government, for many members of the public safety is of course a huge concern. Whereas pre-COVID diners’ concerns were price and atmosphere, now the top priority is safety.
If restaurants want to see a socially-distanced flurry of diners when they open their doors, they’ll have to convince customers their restaurant is safe, without compromising on experience.
By using our online table management and booking system, you can reassure diners that restaurant’s won’t be packed to capacity but will instead be appropriately planned with adequate distancing between tables in place. Plus, upon arrival diners won’t be met with an over-stuffed restaurant, but rather a well-managed layout and a comfortable yet safe environment enabled by an online table management system.
Plus, with our automatic booking confirmation email, you can reassure diners of your COVID-19 safety and hygiene measures as well as alerting them of any measures they themselves will have to follow during their meal.
In these times such simple yet effective measures will put customers at ease and keep them returning back to you, eager to support their local, safe restaurant.
The hospitality industry has been one of the hardest hit in the COVID-19 pandemic. And unfortunately, under new measures, profits won’t be soaring for a long time. Therefore, it’s vital that restaurants watch their purse strings and make as much profit as possible.
Sugarvine Tables costs £599 per year plus VAT with no per cover charges. That’s already significantly cheaper than competitors. But, SV Tables also ensures that all bookings are done through your website. You don’t pay for your own website traffic nor are there any surprise cover charges in your monthly bill. Just simple, transparent costs for a great-value table management and online booking service. Plus, all marketing through Sugarvine.com is done fully free of charge.
It’s simple. By switching to Sugarvine Tables, you won’t lose any covers but will save considerable money, two factors that are crucial to keeping restaurants afloat during these uncertain times.
Our goal in these times is simple. Help restaurants survive the challenge of social distancing whilst maintaining covers and saving money. If you’d like more information on our online booking system,please don’t hesitate to get in touch using the form below. Our team will be more than happy to help you navigate social distancing and the challenges it brings to your restaurant.