4 Ways Restaurateurs Can Make Their Eateries Child-Friendly

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Kid Friendly Restaurant

Anyone
who has been a restaurateur for some time knows that making their establishment
child-friendly doesn’t necessarily mean that there will be young ones climbing
across their restaurant furniture.
The
simple fact to recognize is that families will be bringing their children
regardless, and this makes it beneficial for budding entrepreneurs to prepare
their eateries.
Fortunately, this isn’t
a difficult process.


Have
High Chairs Available
When
considering your restaurant chairs and tables, you might simply choose bar
tables and cafe chairs, but one should never forget their youngest
patrons. High chairs are one of the most
necessary pieces of restaurant furniture out there, but sadly, they’re also one
of the most overlooked. If restaurateurs
don’t start out with a few high chairs and booster seats on hand, there’s no
doubt they’ll eventually have to purchase a few.


Have
One Day Especially For Children
Since
many patrons only frequent their favorite restaurants a maximum of once a week,
providing a "kids-eat-free day" is a smart way to make an eatery
child-friendly while also giving other patrons the chance to avoid days of the
week when lots of children are around. If restaurateurs make Wednesday a kids-eat-free day, families will most
often show up on Wednesday, and guests who prefer a more quiet setting will
simply enjoy the other six days of the week.


Make
It Snappy!
While
children may not start bouncing up and down on the restaurant furniture, it’s
understood that they’re getting more antsy the longer they have to sit and wait
for food. Asking parents if they want
their child’s food to come out first is definitely an option, but this removes
the experience of enjoying their meal with the kids. Also, it means the children will have nothing
to do later while their parents are eating.


The
real issue becomes getting something out quickly without forcing families to
eat at separate times. To handle this,
many restaurants have opted to provide quickly-made appetizers, such as chips
and salsa, or simply bring bread baskets to all of their tables. Either way, children will have something to
keep them occupied while they wait for their chicken fingers.


Provide
an Online Menu
Restaurateurs
are already doing themselves a disservice if they don’t have their menu online,
but if they hope for their eatery to become child-friendly, this is a step they
surely need to take. Parents want to know
their options before they even sit in the restaurant booth, and on top of that,
many children have allergies that parents need to consider before
ordering. Having the menu online allows
them to check beforehand.


There
are undoubtedly restaurants out there where parents simply don’t bring their
children. This includes those that get
most of their sales from alcohol, and eateries that are meant to be romantic
nightspots. Since most eateries don’t
fall under these categories, though, it’s smart for restaurateurs to have
child-friendly features. By following
the aforementioned tips, they can, fortunately, pull this
off easily.