Overhead Glass Doors are Rapidly Changing the California Dining Experience

Overhead Glass Doors are Rapidly Changing the California Dining Experience

From the North Coast cities of Oceanside and Carlsbad to rapidly growing Chula Vista, Automatic Door Specialists, with their leadership in the field of Overhead Glass Doors, is helping transform the eating-out lifestyle.

Here are a few amazing statistics:

  • Research indicates Americans may spend as much each year eating out as they do at the supermarket.
  • The typical US adult buys food or drink from a restaurant 5.8 times per week.
  • There are over 630,000 restaurants nationwide, and that number promises to rise.

Architecture and design are highly competitive and carefully evaluated components of the restaurant business, from the most elegant haute cuisine to fast food … and for good cause. One of the most studied factors in a person’s overall dining experience is the atmosphere or “vibe.” After the food itself (and certainly service) this subjective impression of the eating environment is usually the most important reason the diner will, or will not, return. Restaurateurs are endlessly envisioning new ways to create the ideal dining experience.

At Automatic Door Specialists we have worked with many different San Diego and Orange County restaurant owners – from Dana Point to Chula Vista and beyond. Our expertise and knowledge of overhead door materials have enabled numerous contractors and designers to turn their visions into reality. We have become partners in the creation of a new eating experience: “California Sol,” as it is sometimes dubbed – a design that blurs the lines between indoors and outdoors. It’s a celebration of “alfresco” (fresh air) dining, where the ambiance of cool breezes, pastel evening skies and the simple pleasures of “just being outdoors” are combined with the traditional conveniences of clean tables and floors, personal service, and hot food delivered with a smile that we all expect at quality restaurants.

The use of Glass Overhead Doors is key to the success of this concept, as it literally opens the diner’s table up to a patio, courtyard or streetside experience – without having to pick up and move outdoors. And how does this work? The wall/door separating “in” from “out” is literally lifted out of the way, as an aluminum or wood frame sectional door, often as wide as a two-car garage door (but taller!), quickly and quietly rises up into the ceiling space. In cold, wet or windy weather, the doors come down just as quickly. There are many variations of this basic design, and ADS is well versed in them all. For years, we have been in the vanguard of the movement to create versatile, beautiful sectional door systems that enhance a restaurant’s “vibe” and help produce an enviable bottom line.

If you are considering how to take advantage of this trend, give us a call. We will visit your establishment, walk you through all the options, and likely surprise you with your project’s affordability.

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