Above All: 7 Advantages of Owning a Rooftop Restaurant Business


Owning a business nowadays is a challenge, most especially because more and better ideas have been coming out of people’s heads and hearts, resulting in creative and unique outcomes that people learn to love!

Well, food businesses are looked forward to because people just love eating, and eating is part of everyday. Restaurants are here and there, and if you are planning to establish your own, you need a lot of clever strategies and smart decisions. It’s powerful to own a good restaurant, but don’t forget that people’s standards in food is high, considering many factors. Moreover, there are many competitors, so you need to be wise!

Have you ever thought of a restaurant on top of your roof? Well, it’s one of the most interesting and sought-after settings for people, especially tourists and people looking for artistic and relaxing places. For you to find out the advantages you will get if you own a rooftop restaurant business, below is a list you should check out!

1. Free Fresh Air

It’s a huge boon for customers to be in a restaurant where there is fresh air. Some people cannot withstand air conditioned places because of the coolness or of some skin allergies due to air particles.

Some just do not like the air conditioner. With a rooftop restaurant, you have less worries that the customers are worrying since fresh air is different. It’s natural, not artificial. This is most likely when your location is not overly polluted.

Free fresh air is supplied to everyone, so paying bills for electric fans and air coolers are lessened. Of course, you should set them beside tables, or take them out when customers request. Meanwhile, you won’t need to pay any air conditioning bill.

Moreover, if your location is near the ocean or in the middle of nature’s beauty, your place is going to be very healthy and calming to be in.

2. Wider Spaces

Rooftops are more spacious since they do not really have to contain things and features similar to those on the ground floor and in other floors.

For example, instead of putting the restroom on the open rooftop, you can leave that on the floor below the rooftop which can be easily accessed through an elevator or stairs specifically made for that purpose. That just shows that you can adjust the norms of regular restaurants when you are already locating it on top of the building.

Additionally, wider spaces equate to a greater capacity to accommodate more guests! If ever you are making the rooftop a second level of your restaurant, it means when the regular level is full, you can offer the rooftop to the guests.

Further, you can make your restaurant available to group rentals because of the vast space it has. That means flexibility for your business, more profit and more opportunities to grow!

3. Less Need For Decors

Rooftop restaurants are loved for the spectacular views they present, especially if the location is really beautiful and ideal for such buildings. There’s no big need to buy decorations such as frames, sculptures, pots, jars and the like which can sometimes be unnecessary but only for visual purposes that help attract customers to restaurants

The views around the place can be the exact art people would be enchanted to see, especially when the darkness falls at night.

4. Lower Light Bill Costs

You only need lighting at night since on the rooftop, sunlight hits directly. Unless there’s a need for certain lighting in daytime, there’s no need to open them in the day. That benefits you with lower costs for light bills. You conserve energy better which is eco-friendly and healthy for everyone as well. We are also using billing software.

5. No Roof Repair Worries

Extended roof life is a result of rooftops, especially when you bring nature on it. The rooftop protects the underlying roof covering. Roof repairs will be seldom, so you get less roof repair costs which could be expensive for big and high-quality roofs.

As long as you take good care of your rooftop and tell guests to do so, there’s no roof repair worry to carry with you.

6. Security Of The Place

Rooftop restaurants are more secure since people have to go into a security check on the ground floor first before going up. That means you can ensure that everyone who enters the rooftop restaurant is there to eat and have fun and not to cause any trouble.

Since the place is above the ground, robbers cannot just enter casually like when they can instantly enter restaurants beside the streets.

The doors are not just along crowded walkways but over those things, thus, you can let your guests relax and just chill without having their lives and things threatened by anyone with a bad motive.

7. Talk Of The Town

Well, like what was mentioned earlier, rooftop restaurants are unique. They are sought-after because they are extraordinary. You will be the talk of the town or one of those in that list! With outstanding service, you surely will be.


Owning a rooftop business is one smart idea, but keep in mind that even if your location has so many benefits, if the service you give the customers is lacking and unsatisfactory, your business will have a hard time.

Always make sure that as much as you placed great effort in making the whole place look and feel special, so should the people find themselves comfortable in the place and with the food you serve.

Make your rooftop restaurant a hit by loving not just the place but most of all, the people. Be that one that’s literally and statistically above all.

About the author

Nicole Ann Pore

Nicole Ann Pore is a writer, an events host and a voice over artist. Travel, health, shopping, lifestyle and business are among the many subjects she writes about. She also writes for Young & Co Roofing Manchester, an excellent roofing and cladding company in Greater Manchester. She graduated Cum Laude from De La Salle University Manila, Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts.

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