In addition to supporting a comfortable, aesthetically pleasing environment, restaurant design should speak to both your brand’s message and values. Does your organization value local sourcing, sustainability, or being “green”? It might not always be practical to perform an entire restaurant redesign overhaul, but there are a number of easier-to-implement tips to refresh your approach to sustainability.
1. Incorporate a reclaimed wood communal dining table. Not only will you create a warm, rustic environment for your guests to dine solo or socialize, you’ll be sending a nod towards the environment.
2. Implement an herb wall. If your restaurant values freshness and healthy eating, featuring an herb wall or individual hanging herb fixtures is an easy way to speak to freshness and add a pop of color.
If your floors are up for resurfacing or replacement, consider bamboo instead of traditional hard wood flooring, as bamboo is an eco-friendly, renewable material that is LEED certified.
3. If it makes sense for you brand, consider cloth napkins and tablecloths. You can choose from a wide variety of patterns and colors to match your brand and also reduce paper waste.