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4 Advantages of Restaurant Awnings

Posted on Friday, December 1st, 2023 at 10:05 am.
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Learn more about the unbeatable advantages of restaurant awnings from Carroll Architectural Shade.

Restaurants can be an appealing place for people to visit regularly, as they enjoy your company’s tasty food and welcoming atmosphere. However, the competition can be fierce. If you want to take every step you can to help your establishment stand out from the crowd and keep customers coming back, installing restaurant awnings with Carroll Architectural Shade may be a wise move. When you design custom awnings that attract customers and provide them with essential comfort, you can help your restaurant stand out. Contact Carroll Architectural Shade today to learn more about the advantages of restaurant awnings. 

Awnings Create a Welcoming Entry

Your business’s front door should encourage guests to step inside and enjoy your offerings. You can make your entrance stand out with a bright, branded awning. If your entrance goes right to the sidewalk, keep it simple and small by covering the door and a few feet around it. If you have more space, you can perhaps install an awning that covers an extended walkway to make yourself even more visible and appealing. 

Encourage Visitors to Look In 

Do you have windows near a pedestrian area? You have a natural storefront billboard you should utilize. You can use windows to highlight your menu, what drinks you have on tap, and upcoming events or regular trivia nights. You can encourage people to stop in front of your windows and read these notices by installing restaurant awnings above those windows. These awnings make it easy for customers to notice your building, they provide shade so people can read the signs, and they provide shelter from the elements. 

Make Your Interior Stand Out

You can also use awnings inside! Adding interior restaurant awnings adds charm and retro sensibilities. You may add awnings over merchandise displays or wine-pouring stations. You can draw attention to your bar by installing a long, narrow awning over it. Or, you may design small cafe-style awnings over a few tables to give them more coziness and style. 

Open Up a Patio 

One of the best draws for restaurant-goers is an outdoor eating area. However, any outdoor area needs protection from the hot and cold elements. If you only have space for a few tables, install a large retractable awning over your dining area, which you can use depending on the weather. You might also install large awnings and enclose your patio with roll-up curtains to retain warmth during winter. When you install these restaurant awnings, you can enhance your building’s appearance and the comfort of your customers. 


Through our combined locations in Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., Carroll Architectural Shade provides innovative craftsmanship, superb service, competitive pricing, and unfailing attention to detail for customers throughout Maryland and Virginia.

Our highly skilled craftsmen design and custom manufacture shade products in-house, including commercial awnings, residential awnings, retractable awnings, roll-up curtains, aluminum awnings, and flat metal canopies. Founded in 1958 by James Carroll Sr., and still family-owned by his sons today, Carroll Architectural Shade remains committed to delivering top-quality craftsmanship and service.

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