Closing for Dinner: A Café Trend
For years, there have been different cafés and bistros around that close for dinner. They are only open for the breakfast and lunch rush, leaving people to find another place to go if they want dinner at a restaurant. This has become a more increasingly common trend, and for various reasons.
People Want a Life
Restauranteurs are notorious for not having much of a life. They are constantly in the restaurant, and therefore they don’t spend much time at home with their family. More people want to work in the restaurant industry, but they also want to balance a life. The solution is to create a café where they close for dinner. Even if they are open seven days a week, employees are guaranteed the ability to be home to have dinner with their family – and this can make a big difference.
There is a World of Food to Explore
Breakfast and lunch has a variety of food possibilities, and many chefs are getting very creative. There are quiches and omelets and other egg-related foods that can be served up. There are also various sandwiches and Paninis that can be created within the kitchen. Many people make the assumption that dinner is the only way to get creative, and this is not accurate at all. Champagne and vodka can be served at breakfast and brunch in the form of mimosas and Bloody Mary’s, and wine and beer can be served at lunch to help quench thirst. This means that everything that a restaurant open for dinner would have to offer can be offered during the day, leaving people to find something else to do for dinner.
Breakfast and Lunch are Healthier
Many people throughout America are trying to be more health conscious. They know that eating during the day is better than eating at night, right before they go to bed. This is why more people are happier with the restaurants that close at dinner because they aren’t tempted to eat later. They have a hearty breakfast or lunch, and then choose a light dinner that they can create at home. Many people are fine with this and the food that is served can be just as ethnic, just as flavorful, and just as filling as anything served for dinner.
There are plenty of other reasons why cafés are choosing to close for dinner. If you are looking for a way to create a happy balance between work and life, closing your restaurant for dinner, even for a few days, may be the best option.
Cafés are still bringing in plenty of customers, which proves that people are quite happy with the options that are available to them. You may enjoy cooking breakfast, brunch, and/or lunch better than anything else, and there is no reason why you cannot stick with your specialty and provide your passion for your patrons. When you close at dinner time, it also guarantees that you have some time to spend with your loved ones and do the things that you want to do.