Many factors contribute to the decision to go forward with a cafeteria remodel. In our discussions with many in the healthcare industry, we have found those who are between remodel cycles often will opt to just refresh the overall look and feel. This option can provide a whole new sense of engagement and excitement to accompany foodservice options without the capital investment required in a full remodel.
A cafeteria refresh can include serve-ware and décor which would be expected to carry through into an eventual remodel. Often this approach allows the administrative costs to be spread across multiple budgetary cycles, lessening the impact on the bottom line.
Even though many refresh cycles include design cues which will be incorporated in the next scheduled remodel, this isn’t the case with every refresh. In cases where the remodel schedule has a larger break between renovations, a refresh can be the perfect solution to reinvigorate hospital staff and send the message that staff comfort and convenience is a critical piece of the long-term planning. A refresh can also provide an opportunity to find a creative solution to storage or food presentation challenges.
The Full Remodel
When a full remodel is scheduled, however, there is an excellent opportunity to address challenges which are common to foodservice such as front-of-house and back-of-house storage, regulatory compliance, personal protective equipment (PPE), and even customer traffic/ flow patterns. When solving challenges, the direct result is a healthier workplace environment. As noted in this blog post from 6Q, a healthier workplace environment is ideal for maintaining positivity in a stressful atmosphere. Positivity in your workplace culture also contributes to improved productivity and a reduction of administrative expenses related to turnover, absenteeism, and safety.
Our data also suggests that creating a positive buzz throughout a hospital’s staff has a tremendous upside. Benefits may include increased cafeteria business with local staff and also helps to improve employee satisfaction and patient satisfaction scores.
Planning the Next Opportunity
Even when outside of a current refresh or remodel phase, positive steps can be made to get an understanding of what strides can be made toward the next opportunity. We at HUBERT® are happy to be a primary healthcare partner in the planning and execution of cafeteria refresh or remodel projects. We are, in fact, so committed to this process that we offer a complimentary consultation so that you can enter each phase with knowledge of the latest industry trends and solutions to common challenges.
Partnering with HUBERT® is the ideal starting point to eliminate potential stumbles and start working toward a dining experience which is intentionally crafted to welcome and engage healthcare industry specialists. To learn more about what HUBERT® can do for your project, or schedule your complimentary consultation, please visit HUBERT®.com or contact us at 1.877.276.7773