The restaurant business is fierce, with restaurants looking for more creative ways to compete. What sets leading restaurants in 2019 apart from their competition is the ability to offer more than a meal. Today, people want an experience when they dine out.
In the past, retractable roofs were generally only installed in high-profile sports stadiums. The NRG stadium, which hosted the Super Bowl in 2017, was the first stadium in the NFL to have a retractable roof. Other stadiums quickly followed suit, realizing that a retractable roof offered benefits to everyone from athletes and fans to musicians and artists who have booked the venue for large crowds.
Leading restaurants across the globe have watched the trend of retractable roofs rise in the stadium industry and many of them have installed a state-of-the-art roofing structure in their establishments. For restaurants who want to set the tone for an extraordinary meal, a roof that retracts quickly and silently has proven to be the key to their success.
- Sixty Vines in Dallas, for example, installed a one-of-a-kind 1,400 square foot (130 square meter) retractable roof greenhouse so that it could offer a year-round patio enclosure for wine lovers to enjoy. The establishment’s approach to serving wine on tap with a menu featuring wine country cuisine, combined with the ideal outdoor lighting and temperatures for guests to enjoy, has made it a hit among locals and visitors alike.
- Kellys Landing Restaurant in Toronto is another restaurant for which OpenAire built a customized retractable roof. OpenAire’s aluminum skylight design gives Kellys Landing a dynamic, naturally lit atmosphere – just like an outdoor patio that guests can enjoy year-round, regardless of the weather outside.
- The new rooftop restaurant at the MOXY hotel in Washington DC was fitted with a 20-foot by 42-foot restaurant enclosure that uses a modern, single-sloped glass roof that features two 11-foot-long bi-parting roof panels, which will slide open from the structure’s center to bathe the restaurant’s interior in abundant light.
Regardless of where your restaurant is located, a retractable roof can set you apart from your competition and will keep you on trend in the fascinating world of the restaurant business.
Need more information about adding a retractable roof to your restaurant? Then contact OpenAire today.