We’ve written before about the difference between waterproof paper menus and lamination, noting in particular that waterproof paper is tear-resistant and highly durable, while also providing the stellar image quality and printability you can get with standard paper.
But who needs waterproof menus?
It’s a good question, and quite simply, the answer is that any business can benefit from having waterproof menus precisely because they are so wear-resistant in the face of constant handling – and perhaps even more importantly, they can withstand a variety of temperature fluctuations and weather conditions.
While any restaurant can profit in the long run from the advantages of waterproof menus, there are several specific types of business environments that match up perfectly with the convenience of having waterproof menus – and some of them are ones that might not immediately come to mind.
Poolside or Oceanfront Bars
This is perhaps the most obvious one on the list, but sometimes the simplest solutions are the ones we overlook first. Given the fact that most, if not all, poolside and oceanfront bars are subject to extreme heat and/or humidity – not to mention the fact that a number of their customers are probably in and out of the water – waterproof menus are a virtual necessity.
Outside Seating or Deck Bars
While perhaps not as obvious as poolside or oceanfront bars, any restaurant that offers outside or deck setting can certainly benefit from waterproof menus simply because they are impervious to fluctuating environmental conditions – which can be just as important to outdoor diners in damp, rain-prone areas as it is to those who live in coastal areas that have to contend with the salt air and other varied conditions.
One that might not come to mind immediately is how useful waterproof menus can be for restaurants that serve anything tapas-style. With large groups passing around and sharing small plates of food (not to mention drinks), having waterproof menus that can be quickly wiped down and put back to use is key.
Another one that might not immediately come to mind is oyster bars. Similar to tapas restaurants, patrons at oyster bars are likely enjoying the ambiance of the place while sharing delicacies that can, well, get a bit messy. Easily cleaned waterproof menus are not only a huge convenience, but they also add a hint of elegance that can be lacking in laminated menus.
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