Restaurants are one of many industries looking for innovative ways to welcome back customers and boost revenue after the challenges of the last two years. With more people dining out and congregating in groups again, many are looking for restaurants that offer private rooms for hosting parties and corporate events.
Investing in your restaurant by adding a private room or expanding a current space can come with both risks and rewards. In today's Aegis blog post, we'll examine some of the pros and cons of adding a private room to your restaurant or dining area, and how Aegis can help insure any additions or expansions.
The Pros of Adding a Private Room
The most positive outcome that can result from adding a private room or party space to your restaurant is that it opens up your business to more revenue streams and opportunities for growth. Your private room could become a popular spot for events such as:
• Family celebrations
• Wedding receptions
• Social gatherings
• Corporate events
• Networking groups
• Cooking classes
Your restaurant would enjoy the positive word of mouth that comes from satisfied group events, and would have the opportunity to host group events year-round. This is especially important for slower restaurant months where it can be harder to reach sales goals.
The Cons of Adding a Private Room
With the economic challenges of the last two years, it might be difficult to justify the cost of adding or expanding private room space in your restaurant. With higher construction costs and lingering supply chain issues, it could be more expensive and time consuming to build out a private space, which could negatively impact your existing restaurant space and dining experience for guests.
In addition, building a private room in your restaurant doesn't guarantee you'll immediately have enough paid groups to offset the expense of construction. Current labor shortages might also make it difficult to successfully staff private events, which could result in lower bookings or poor reviews for events you do host.
Invest In Your Future with Aegis
Improving your restaurant can bring significant growth opportunities, but it's important to carefully weigh all the costs and impacts before you start. If you realize that adding a private event room would be worth the investment, Aegis Insurance and Financial Services can protect your business expansion or addition with our quality Commercial Property Insurance coverage.
To discuss the risk and reward opportunities for your restaurant, or for more information about our wide range of Commercial Insurance policies, contact Aegis today at 713-850-7622 or fill out our online form to request a free quote!