How Picnic Tables create spaces to eat, enjoy the outdoors and catch up with friends
Picnic Tables create a space where great things can happen
It’s obvious if you’ve ever been at a picnic table with friends or family, food and some good conversation – Picnic Tables are a gathering point for great things! As a company that helps all types of organizations create enjoyable spaces for their customers, employees, students and the public we’d like to highlight some great things you can do with Picnic Tables!
So what do Pizza places, park trails, and college campuses have in common? They can all benefit from picnic tables if they want to create a space that prioritizes comfort, fun, social gathering and eating.
So grab a seat, and find out how you can use a picnic table to improve your user experience, regardless of the type of space you’re looking to place some outdoor furniture in.
This article will highlight some of the benefits of picnic tables in gathering spaces to help you determine if they would make sense for your needs.
Picnic Tables at restaurant and food related spaces
This one is obvious. Being efficient as a food service oriented company or space is important. But, so is making the interaction more than just about efficiency sometimes. Outdoor Picnic Tables can enhance the ability for a customer to get comfortable, enjoy their food and take a load off. They’re great for groups and families and even in a world where social distancing will be a thing for the foreseeable future for many people, a large picnic table can still provide a type of social comfort zone for new acquaintances.
In the case of new establishments, it’s absolutely imperative to offer outdoor seating. The fresh air and warm sun makes eating super enjoyable. Even in areas where it isn’t always temperate, you can still outfit a space with picnic tables while adding additional infrastructure like umbrellas and outdoor heaters to ensure comfort for patrons, while giving them options on where they can eat.
The real value here is providing a place where those eating your food feel comfortable and invited. This is especially true for fast casual places that have quick turnover and need efficient seating and the capability to seat many people in a short period of time. An example might be a group of co-workers grabbing a bite to eat before their break ends, during a busy lunchtime rush.
Additionally, a place where the food might be shared, and then brought home, like a pizza place is an ideal location for a few picnic tables. The large tabletop and good seating lets the entire party have a seat, and the first few slices can be enjoyed with the maximum cheese-pull that only occurs in the first moments after the pizza leaves the oven. When they are ready to bring the rest home for later, it’s a quick transition, and a new group can enjoy the space.
Premier Polysteel makes outdoor furniture products that are ideal for this type of environment:
- Easy to maintain, durable and comfortable – coated in plastisol
- Can be disinfected easily using industry standard food establishment cleaning agents and protocols
- Offer excellent footprint adaptability, while still being heavy enough to act as a theft deterrent
- Great options like umbrellas and waste receptacles that make an outdoor space a value-added benefit to customers
Picnic tables at Park Trails
Outdoor enthusiasts and newcomers alike, can all benefit from the respite that a picnic table offers while downing a handful of trail mix, a few gulps of water, or just resting weary legs after a hike. Staging some picnic tables at a viewpoint or even at the trailhead offers a wide range of benefits for the users of a public trail or a park area.
It’s pretty amazing how a simple table and seating can be a catalyst to get people talking, meeting new people and just enjoying nature and the outdoor space. And, in the case of park trails and trailheads, usually there is ample room for multiple tables.
Premier Polysteel offers competitively priced picnic table offerings for your outdoor space that make staying within the budget easy. The benefits are impressive for an investment in the right outdoor furniture.
For this type of outdoor space, Premier Polysteel Outdoor Picnic Tables offer:
- Long-term weather proofness and durability in a rust-free UV protected design.
- Easy to secure, theft resistant and damage resistant mounts, designs and planning
- Comfortable, temperature stable seating that doesn’t retain heat or cold beyond the ambient temperatures
- Windproof and stable, balanced tables built for heavy duty service
- Bug free, spider free structure designs that minimize pests and don’t have openings that will easily fill with pests
Picnic tables and how they enhance campus life
Social behaviors have changed a bit over the recent years – but the desire for most people to be social hasn’t changed all that much. In a campus style setting, including schools, universities, and even employee gathering areas at say, a hospital, corporate headquarters or manufacturing facility for instance, people are just looking for a place to interact with other people.
Picnic tables offer that catalyst to spark up conversation, and still provide enough distance and comfort for each person in the setting. This is especially true when you plan strategically to allow for different sizing and spacing for the picnic tables in the area.
Campuses in general, are purposefully designed to offer a distinct relaxation space between building and facilities. Picnic tables can be a huge boon to student life, or for employees that want to enjoy a lunch outside of their cubicle or work areas.
Premier Polysteel also offers a huge assortment of benches which can enhance a footprint of picnic tables, or function well for spaces that have walkways, or aren’t specifically meant for gathering groups or eating full meals.
Some students only have time to eat half a sandwich before they run off to class. A bench can be a perfect fit – so can a small picnic table.
Others, including staff and employees, might have a fixed lunch date with a select group of friends – a picnic table can accommodate that in a day to day setting, without the stuffiness of indoor seating.
How Premier Polysteel can help your organization improve user experience and create memories for patrons
So how can Premier Polysteel help with this?
We offer world class Picnic Tables for installations of all types. This includes accessible picnic tables that can be used to satisfy ADA requirements in many cases. We also offer great accessory options, benches, bike racks and other pieces that can help outfit your outdoor space.
Beyond that, we have a truly professional team that can answer pre-purchase questions, help you plan for needs you know about and maybe even some you don’t, and can help you do so with a solid return on investment.
Our 20 year warranty on outdoor furniture, including all of our picnic tables is a best in class benefit of working with Premier Polysteel to outfit your public facing space.