One critical mistake restaurant brands and operators make when creating an outdoor dining opportunity is treating the space like an after thought. Offering outdoor dining has become a necessity following the pandemic, with restaurants finding creative ways to either add patio dining or expand on what they had. This has created an unprecedented demand for outdoor furniture resulting in low inventory, long lead times and less options.
“Although some of the supply chain problems seem to be easing, this is not the time to assume things are back to normal. To assure timely delivery please get complete orders in as soon as possible” urges Paul Weintraub of American Tropicasual. “Don’t be disappointed by lack of product or choice.”
American Tropicasual stocks a wide assortment of outdoor chairs, bar stools and tables, but inventory has been moving quickly. Zink recommends reviewing patio spaces soon so we can suggest options from our full outdoor catalog as opposed to in the Spring when we are at the mercy of what’s in stock.