It can’t just be us who are thrilled warmer temperatures are in sight, can it? Barring any more spring storms, we have our eyes set on summer and spending as much time as we can outside.

Outdoor dining—and dining in general—is definitely a lot more challenging right now, thanks to the pandemic. Health and safety is critical and we know restaurants are working hard to respond to changes to public health and making sure the proper measures are in place so that they can remain open and safe.

Did you know storage containers are a great strategic addition to a restaurant’s outdoor dining infrastructure? They’re affordable, easy to adjust and move, and can provide patio solutions for your business.

Not convinced? Check out these cool and unconventional dining solutions:

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Chicago Outdoor

(Photo credit: Cozy Cabins/Winter Design Challenge)

Charcoal Garden Bar + Grill (Miami, Florida)

Charcoal Garden

(Photo credit: Federalist Public House)
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Inspired by the tiny house and food truck trend, there are some really neat container eateries popping up. At the Federalist Public House in Sacramento, California the entire restaurant is built by shipping containers.

(Photo credit: Market 707)

Market 707, Toronto

Market 707

Some restaurants have successfully pivoted their entire business to work out of shipping containers. This food court concept includes various restaurants, all of whom belong to Market 707 in Toronto. Different restaurants are housed inside each shipping container, with outdoor seating just outside the restaurants for folks to enjoy their meals.

Interested in learning more? We would love to work with you to build the perfect outdoor patio area for your business.