Did you know that adding outdoor dining space to your coffee shop can increase your profits by as much as 65%?
With numbers like these, it may be time to pick up a few café tables and invite customers to sip and dine on your sidewalk—or even build a patio or deck if you have the space.
Of course, lots of eateries have outdoor seating, so you’ll need to make yours stand out:
Cities require businesses to obtain a permit to use sidewalk space. It’s generally well worth the cost—often less than $300 annually for enough space to accommodate 8-10 customers, or...