Expand Your Customer Base through Community Dining Areas Shared Dining Environments Attract Customers and Support Local Businesses
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It is difficult for smaller restaurants to sustain their business in unpredictable times. Now that customers are used to mobile and remote ordering solutions, business owners are competing in an online customer market. One way restaurants can embrace the new digital market is through a “stronger together” approach that supports their business, their customers, and their surrounding community. By collaborating with shared neighboring restaurants, owners and operators can partner and occupy large spaces (indoor or outdoor) that provide each merchant an area to prepare and serve food and drinks to large gatherings – think of marketplaces, food halls, and large unoccupied buildings. Creative owners and operators are continually changing dining traditions and adapting to more socially-driven environments. Working collectively with other local merchants allows businesses to establish spaces where they can create social gatherings and vibrant atmospheres. These types of gatherings provide merchants an opportunity to extend their brand and menu offerings to attract new customers.