The consumer always comes first in a restaurant or dining facility. Customers should feel excited, happy, and grateful because of the meal, the establishment, and their accompanying guests. Contrary to popular belief, various aspects influence a customer's entire dining experience, and many of these features are design-related.
Lighting, ironically, is one of the most underappreciated design components in a restaurant, yet it has the most impact on the dining experience of consumers. So, what makes lighting so crucial?
In low-light kitchens, it might not be easy to make high-quality food. Adequate lighting is necessary for kitchen staff to create quality food on time while also appearing to be a work of art. Keep in mind that kitchen lighting must assure the safety of both the workers and the food.
Waiting areas, eating areas, and bar areas are critical parts of a restaurant's overall operation and customer experience. Each element should have different lighting to represent the purpose of the room.
For example, secluded sit-down locations within the institution should have darker lighting for a more intimate atmosphere, while the waiting room should have brighter lighting. Separating spaces within the institution will most likely make the room appear larger, more welcoming, and inviting.
Last but not least, lighting is crucial for the safety and security of both customers and employees. Restaurants can typically accommodate many people, which may provide difficulty in the event of an emergency. In case of emergencies, patrons must be able to navigate the building's exits quickly. Additional emergency or backup lighting is required in the event of a power outage. Outside sensory lights are also recommended to dissuade intruders late at night or early in the morning.
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