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Preparing Your Restaurant Patio for Seasonal Business

Posted by Craig Zola on Mar 30, 2020 11:00:00 AM

If you’re thinking of adding a patio space to your restaurant (or preparing your existing outdoor space for seasonal patio dining), you could be on your way to a significant revenue boost.

Adding an outdoor patio to your restaurant can increase gross profits by up to 65%, depending on how much you invest in the project. Research by restaurant and hospitality consulting company Vucurevich Simons Advisory Group found that an investment of $200,000 in an outdoor dining space could yield a gross profit of over $500,000.

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Dos and Don'ts of Awning Care

Posted by Craig Zola on Jun 27, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Did you know your awning is made of specialty fabric that has specific care instructions? Awning fabric is designed to withstand the elements and last. But this requires care on the part of the owner. 

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Awning Project Spotlight - Natura

Posted by Craig Zola on Oct 31, 2013 8:49:00 AM

The October Project Spotlight is located at the Orange County Convention Center. This is the location of the IFAI Specialty Fabrics Expo 2013.

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How to water and sun proof canvas canopy

Posted by Craig Zola on Aug 9, 2013 9:46:00 AM

A colorful canvas canopy is a powerful attention grabber and low cost advertising space. Your name and message on canvas invites passersby to enjoy welcome shelter from inclement weather and the summer sun. Make sure your canopies project a positive image by choosing the best canvas fabrics for your location and taking steps to clean and protect them from the damaging effects of the weather. With proper care, a commercial canvas canopy will remain attractive for years.

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Cleanability - The Magic of Vinyl Awning Fabric

Posted by Craig Zola on May 10, 2012 10:03:00 AM

This blog article was written by Craig Zola, Business Manager at Herculite Products, who has over twenty (20) years of experience in textile development and innovation. Email contact:

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