The call for outdoor dining
Let’s face it, Australia already does al fresco better than anywhere else – Brisbane and Perth have the ideal weather for it, Sydney has the culture for it, Melbourne has the coffee and dining options aplenty and Adelaide has the best wine. Don’t @ me regional Australia, I can’t list every town here, but we all love outdoor dining!
With Australians emerging from a winter we would all like to forget, it’s now more important than ever for cafés, restaurants, and bars to have outdoor dining options for customers.
In the words of Dan Andrews, “The global pandemic has meant our hospitality industry has had to close its doors, depriving us of the way of life that we love so much. Now we’ll help take the indoors out into to the open air – as Victorians embrace a new way of gathering together under a new COVID Normal.”1
In NSW, Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Rob Stokes has been quoted as saying “our climate is perfect for alfresco dining, which brings life and vibrancy to our streets and public squares and gives people a reason to visit city centres.”
“Public spaces have become more important than ever before. As we head into the warmer months, we need to find ways to keep our vital hospitality sector buoyant, while also keeping people safe,” Mr Stokes said.2
With a big push from state governments on outdoor dining and grants being made available to the hospitality to re-invigorate business to a post-COVID normal, now is a great time to invest in your business’ outdoor space.
MakMax Commercial Umbrellas
The MakMax Architectural Umbrella range consists of high-quality, permanent umbrellas specifically designed for cafes, restaurants, pubs, hotels and bars. Our premium range of umbrellas are a cost-effective alternate to building a conventional awning or shade-structure, and more durable and long-lasting than your average market umbrella.
With the ability to customise your umbrellas with colours, patterns or logos, the MakMax Architectural Umbrella range is the perfect option to incorporate alfresco seating areas without losing the unique character of your dining experience.
With even more bespoke options available, such as heaters, roll-down blinds or guttering, your outdoor dining space becomes comfortable in sun or rain, day or night.