Patio Tent for Restaurants

Adding an outdoor dining area to your restaurant is the perfect way to expand seating while allowing your employees and customers to enjoy a warm, sunny day.

Not only do diners enjoy relaxing outdoors, offering an outdoor dining area is more important than ever as many restaurants look for ways to stay afloat during these unprecedented times of COVID-19. Many local and state governments have restrictions in place that limit the number of people that can dine inside restaurants at any given time. An outdoor dining area provides space for additional customers, promotes social distancing, and increases your business’ overall revenue.

If you own or manage a restaurant that has has space for outdoors seating and you’re interested in adding a tent structure to accommodate additional customers, contact Lafayette Tents today. Lafayette Tents has been in business for more than a century and is one of the country’s most trusted suppliers of quality tents and structures.

Benefits of Adding a Tent for Outdoor Dining

There are many benefits to adding a clear span structure or a frame tent to you business’ outdoor patio or dining area. Some of them include:

Additional seating

Perhaps the biggest advantage of adding outdoor seating is the steady increase in customers your restaurant will see. An outdoor dining space can potentially add dozens of more diners. The additional seating will increase seating capacity, decrease wait times, and improve the overall dining experience.

Improved safety

According to a June 2020 study by JP Morgan, in-person dining has led to an increase in COVID-19 cases nationally. Restaurants can provide a safer experience with a patio tent allows open-air dining experience and the extra space needed for social distancing.

Free advertising

When you team with Lafayette Tents for a frame tent or clear span structure, you can brand the tent to create an eye-catching look from afar.

Choosing a Tent for Your Restaurant

The best tents to utilize for outdoor dining areas are our selection of frame tents and clear span structures. Both are great options for an outdoor dining area.

Frame tents

Frame tents are perfect for small protected, patio areas. There are no interior poles, and they can be stylized with clear tops and sidewalls to make the space pop.

Clear span structures

Clear span structures are the most sought after inventory for a reason. They’re engineered with a sturdy aluminum frame and can withstand gale-force winds. The tents also do not have any interior poles so they offer maximum flexibility to design your perfect layout. Clear span structures are great for long-term installation and can be installed on top of gravel, concrete, decks, parking lots and around obstacles.


Lafayette Tents offers custom lighting, branding, flooring, and HVAC. We have everything you need to make a statement with your outdoor dining area.

Ordering a Tent from Lafayette Tents

If you’re looking to increase business at your restaurant by adding an outdoor oasis, there’s only one company you need to call: Lafayette Tents. Our tent pros are the best in the business and take care of everything so you can focus on what’s important – creating an amazing dining experience for your customers.

Lafayette Tents’ three-step process includes:

Step 1. Choose a tent

We’ll make suggestions based on what your restaurant’s outdoor dining needs are, including the square footage and what surface the tent will be set up on. We offer tents of all sizes to accommodate any size outdoor seating area.

Step 2. Develop a site plan

Our in-house design team will assist in developing a proper site plan.

Step 3. Manage every aspect of your order

Rest assured, the tent pros and Lafayette Tents take care of everything. We’ll deliver all the materials to your site, set up the tent structure and ensure everything is done right when the customers start filing in.

Contact Us Today!

We understand that during these unprecedented times that you are doing everything you can to keep your employees and customers as safe as possible. Lafayette Tents & Events is here to help you provide the perfect solution to promote social distancing and deliver the best dining experience possible for your customers. For all of your tent needs, contact us today.


Keven and his team at Lafayette Tents & Events provided a completely seamless experience. From beginning to end, they communicated well, paid attention to our needs, and exceeded every expectation. Can't wait to work with them again next year.

G.D., Owner of Event Management Company

I want to tell you how very pleased I was with both set-up and take-down of the tents. The installers were freindly, helpful and all around great guys. It was raining and muddy during the take-down, yet these guys were great! Thank you for all of the help.

M.A., Event Coordinator at Fortune 500 Customer

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