Essential Features for Your Restaurant Property

Your restaurant could have the best food in the world and still not attract customers because of a less-than-stellar space. That’s why it’s essential that you get the perfect space for your restaurant. However, choosing the right restaurant space can be difficult. You have to decide between what you want and what you can afford. Regardless of your budget, every restaurant property should have these essential features:


Unless your restaurant is located in the heart of a city where mass transit is prevalent, having parking spaces available for your customers is crucial. Most people don’t enjoy having to circle the neighborhood in hopes of finding a parking spot. When choosing a restaurant property, always make sure that there are ample parking spaces around it or that the building has a parking lot. 

Production Areas

While the goal of a restaurant is to serve good food and an overall good experience to all of its customers, in order to do so effectively, they need to prepare. They need to cook the food, store ingredients, pay bills, and more. When choosing a restaurant property, make sure that you have adequate production areas such as:

  • Kitchen
  • Dry storage
  • Walk-in
  • Back office
  • Receiving
  • Etc. 

Big Enough Kitchen

The size of your restaurant’s kitchen should be determined by how many guests you intend to serve. For example, if you have a large kitchen but a small dining room, you’re not being efficient and you’ll miss out on revenue. If you have a large dining room but a small kitchen, your crew will not have enough space to work, and they’ll always be behind. Look for a space that has a kitchen big enough for your business. 


An important feature every restaurant should have is high visibility. A highly-visible restaurant will bring in ample foot traffic. If you’re looking for a new restaurant, you can choose a space that is near a busy road. You can also increase your current restaurant’s visibility by altering your landscape or signage. 

Ready to Transform Your Restaurant?

If your restaurant lacks any of these essential features, Northstar Commercial Construction can build them for you. As a MD commercial remodeling company, we can help transform your restaurant and incorporate essential features. We have over 29 years of experience transforming commercial spaces, and we’re sure we’ll leave you with a restaurant space you’ll enjoy for years to come.

Give us a call today to get started. 

The Northstar Difference

Since 2004, Northstar has the knowledge and experience to create a construction solution to meet your budget and requirements.  We look forward to providing your design and construction services in Maryland.

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