Don’t miss the opportunity to set up your own pop-up restaurant anytime soon. The trend of finding good food on the street will not die out and will just continue to grow. So if you want to join in, this is the right time.
There are different reasons why you might have decided to set up your own pop-restaurant such as trying on a new menu or theme to know if customers would love it, you could also be trying to do a test run before the actual restaurant opens up, or you just want to expand your restaurant business and allow more people to know about your food.
One positive note to pop-ups is that you can stay open for a long time. If people love what you are offering, then you may be open for the whole season. You can just open it for a day or during weekends. Regardless of when you want it open, there are things you still need to consider.
The Right Location
You can actually place your pop-up almost anywhere, but not considering where to place it may also hinder your business from even succeeding. Thus, you have to consider placing it in the right location. Find a place where there is high visibility. The more people who can see your pop-up, the better.
Do enough research about your location and if it will not be in direct competition with established restaurants in the area. Better if you can find a location at a market where other pop-ups are present since there will be a lot of foot traffic in the place as customers are searching to taste different types of food.
Renting a Commercial Kitchen
Regardless of the type of food you wish to serve in your pop-up restaurant, you will still need the right space to prepare the dishes. If you are planning to cook fresh from the location, you need to place the right equipment for cooking and make certain that you are following the safety and health regulations set up by the local city.
Another and easier way to prepare food is to rent a commercial kitchen and have the dishes be prepared for the day. Renting a kitchen is more practical especially if the space is not big enough to accommodate a working kitchen. Companies such as Dephna Group provides such a service where you will be able to customize the kitchen space according to the needs of your pop-up restaurant.
Dephna Group is a family run enterprise and is known for providing state of the art kitchens and cold room spaces to various businesses. Servicing their clients for more than 40 years, they are now the oldest and largest provider of commercial kitchens and refrigerated cold room spaces in London.