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    What Does it Cost to Build a Restaurant?

    Commercial Construction | January 12, 2023

    If you are considering hiring a professional to construct a restaurant, you have likely wondered how much this project would cost. While it would be easier if there was a set answer for every project, the reality is that every restaurant build is unique and will have a different budget. Despite the unique nature of every project, there are several common factors that will impact the final cost of every restaurant. That is why the commercial construction experts at Northwest Construction have put together some information to help you understand what it costs to build a restaurant and what elements will have the greatest impact on your budget.

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    3 Factors that Affect the Cost of Restaurant Construction

    In addition to the size and layout of your restaurant, the following factors will have a significant impact on the cost of the project:

    1. Kitchen Equipment

    The equipment you choose for your kitchen will directly impact the quality of your food, the efficiency of your processes, and the final price of your new property. That is why it is crucial to choose equipment that strikes a balance between performance, efficiency, and value. While high-quality appliances will likely have a higher initial cost, they can use up to 70% less energy and produce exceptional savings over time. These units can also produce more consistent results, keeping your customers coming back for their favourite dishes and generating more consistent income.

    2. Flooring and Furnishings

    Although your kitchen is the heart of your operation, your customers will likely not see much of it during their dining experience. That is why it is crucial to invest in quality furnishings, flooring, and aesthetic elements for your dining area and your front-of-house area. While flooring and furnishings can quickly add up in price, you will maximize your initial appeal for first-time guests and increase their chances of becoming recurring customers if you opt for quality products. While it may be tempting to cut costs and invest in cheaper seating or tables, it is important to strike a balance between cost and comfort as the goal is to enhance the customer experience as much as possible while adhering to your budget.

    3. Exhaust Systems

    The exhaust system is a crucial component for every restaurant regardless of size or layout. A high-quality exhaust system can ensure optimal air quality for your restaurant while maintaining a comfortable temperature, making it well worth the higher cost. If you choose a cheaper exhaust system, it can negatively impact working conditions for employees and the overall dining experience for your guests. This will increase your chances of losing great employees while reducing the potential for repeat customers. Consulting a professional builder can ensure that you are getting the best exhaust system for your needs and budget, maintaining value without sacrificing quality or comfort.

    To learn more about our commercial construction solutions or to discuss the details of your project, get in touch with the team at Northwest Construction. We can be reached through our online contact form and will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our services.