Commercial Awning and canopy specialist Roche, have today released their 2021 figures which reveal an 82% increase for awnings in hospitality year on year. This coincides with a huge uplift in footfall and revenue for their hospitality customers following the addition of an awning being erected outside their pub/bar/restaurant.

Bars and restaurants with outdoor space saw a spike in revenue of up to 30% with increased footfall following the popularity of alfresco dining and drinking last summer.

2022 looks set to see this continued trend, though, in order to maintain business, and continue with a steady stream of customers, hospitality businesses need to find a suitable solution that’s right for the spaces they have available.

Using the Roché calculator, businesses can calculate where they are missing out on crucial business and factor this into their plans for 2022. The Roché calculator helps business owners calculate their capacity, based on 1.5m squared per person, so they know exactly how much space they are working with.

Try out the calculator here

Simon Watkin of Junction Bar in Chesterfield said “We have two patio awnings installed by Roché to cover the pub’s beer garden. Weather can discourage people from eating outdoors – the awnings mean they have somewhere to retreat to and gives us more space to spread out tables and chairs which has been important during the pandemic and as we’ve moved into the winter months.”

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