Huge sporting events can make or break your bar. We’re talking about a huge team fighting another one over bragging rights. We’ll be discussing the benefits and trouble that such an event can bring to your establishment. Unfortunately some very bad things can come with any competition so keep that in mind when you are preparing for an influx of customers. If you aren’t ready it could lead to a huge storm of bad reviews for your establishment.
Our first rule of thumb is to order more. More what? Furniture, food and even help. Unless you have dealt with an influx of tourists like this before you probably will underestimate the sheer strain which it will be placing on your business. Most businesses have a problem with not getting the amount of material needed in order to keep up with the huge demand that you will face. You will probably also want to keep some extra staff on call for this as well.
Many media outlets stress the need for improvements but don’t always go into specifics. So we’ll do that instead. Décor is important. It needs to be clean and very durable because you are going to have a lot of people who simply don’t care about damaging it. They’ll be gone from your town in a few days so it simply does not matter to them as much as it would if they were in their home town. Spending a bit extra is important here.
Your setting should also be tourist-friendly with appropriate signage to draw people in. It should have a warm and inviting atmosphere so that they will want to come into your business instead of others. Wait times should be comparatively low, although people expect to wait quite some time if there is a huge rush on any setting in the area. This is just normal for those who regularly attend such events. Serving carts are also a must-have.
Patio Furniture improvements are vital as well. In a worst-case scenario your setting could be the scene of a riot. You may even want to bolt some pieces down if you expect fans to get particularly rowdy. It can be very tough to manage all of these people because events like this are notorious for drawing angry feelings from those who lost, or violent feelings from those who won. Managing all of this can be very difficult for many.
Insurance for some businesses is essential. Without it you stand the risk of having your entire establishment destroyed with no way to rebuild. That is not something anyone wants to think about but is something you need to think about in circumstances like this. You may have to pay a large amount of money for it but this is far better than being put out of business by a fire or similar event.
As you might expect there is a payoff for this. That is the fact that you could do 10X the business you would normally see on a weekend. That means serious money and you could even raise some prices while still benefiting. The benefits are huge for this.