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Unread 03-09-2013, 10:46 AM   #1
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I was wondering how much weather affects your business? I have noticed that if the is crappy, things slow down. Now for those of you that don't known, I have a restaurant in a town of 2500. One of the major draws is the bike trail that goes through town. I understand that will be weather dependent, but it is the regular crowd that is not on bikes that I notice stay home when weather is not nice. Like today it is to rain all day. I am not expecting a busy day. Just wondering out loud I guess.
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I just cant see how weather should effect your business?
Even on the most blustery days of winter people want to eat bbq?
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If it is a stormy day, people around here tend to hunker down and stay home.
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Hits me hard over here but I roll with it. :-)
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I would move my business to a bigger town. ;)
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weather has an effect on EVERY biz...too hot people dont eat--too cold they dont travel...however some days...they come out of the wood work...
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I usually plan on doing 1/3 rd of my normal sales on cold, rainy days. That said, there's not much rain here in So Cal ;^)
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weather has an effect on EVERY biz...too hot people dont eat--too cold they dont travel...however some days...they come out of the wood work...
Maybe from a food truck or a roadside stand but a restaurant is climate controlled and usually dry.
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Maybe from a food truck or a roadside stand but a restaurant is climate controlled and usually dry.
The problem is getting to the climate controlled restaurant.
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I usually only plan to sell from my trailer on good weather days. I figured a rainy day would be a dead day. One day last year I got caught up in an unexpected rain storm, they lined up to buy from my trailer in the rain just like the sun was shining.
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Not true bb bubba..at the resturant we will cut back on bad weather days or extremly hot. Around here in the spring on a nice day they work around the yards and if it is hot they hang around the pool or beach..however I did a town beach blast with real good bands playing ..foreworks etc and it was dead..dead..way tooo hot that day and people did not even go to the beach..after 8 pm it got a little busy ..but even vending or the rest I watch the weather and adjust..around here the weather affects the grocery stores, home depot..everyone..
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