SignageYour sign is one of your major brand touchstones. Make sure your customers can find you! Have a bright, large, well-lit sign that reflects your restaurant concept. What is your message?
EgressesIts important to make sure that the entrances and exits to the restaurant will be accessible to the expected patrons. I cant tell you how many restaurants that cater to families with young children have steps up to or down to the entrance door. This makes it difficult if not impossible for people with strollers to come in and sends the message that strollers are not really welcome.
Similarly, if youre opening an expensive, fine dining eatery that will cater to an older crowd, make sure that it is easy for seniors to enter and exit the restaurant comfortably.