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How to Makeover Your Seattle Restaurant, Diner, or Café

June 02, 2020

As the city of Seattle starts to re-open up little by little, many people will want to get on with life as it were before the COVID-19 virus turned everything upside down. This especially holds true for eating out at restaurants, diners, and cafes. 

Seattle restaurants will need to build trust in the public that they are doing what they can to help ensure the health and safety of their customers and employees. A restaurant makeover is the perfect way to give your eatery a proverbial fresh coat of paint that will attract new customers from far and wide.

You don’t have to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to makeover your Seattle restaurant, diner, or cafe. There are a few key elements that you can replace that will help transform it into a newer-looking establishment.

We want to share with you a few tips on how you can spruce up the interior of your Seattle restaurant with signage from McNamara Signs.

Menu Board Signs

If your current menu board is showing signs of age or hasn’t been optimized to increase the average order value (AOV), you could be missing out on a lot of sales. Many new customers will base their opinion of your restaurant and food by what the menu looks like. Menu boards that are cracked or don’t look visually appealing can make some patrons think the food tastes the same way. 

Updated menu boards can dramatically increase the AOV by strategically persuading patrons to purchase high-margin dishes. The expert designers at McNamara Signs can help you create the perfect menu board that will perform as good as it looks. You can also add supplementary menu boards that reside in front of the main menu. They will serve to promote various specials, sales, or brands that you carry. 

Window Graphics

Are you glass storefront windows looking a bit bare? Dress them up with a wide range of visually appealing window graphics. Thanks to our state-of-the-art digital printers, we can accurately recreate almost any image or logo you can dream of. 

If your restaurant heats up in the morning or afternoon sun, you can opt for perforated window graphics. They will still let ample light into the dining room but block out the majority of the bright light and heat. 

If you like to add a touch of class to your front store windows, we can add opaque vinyl graphics that look exactly like frosted glass. This will also serve to diffuse the amount of light coming in so that you can dim your interior lights and conserve energy.

Interior Dimensional Graphics

A great way to add some flair to the front of your eatery is to install an interior dimensional graphic near the front door—or you can get creative. For example, if you are a restaurant that serves up fresh fish dishes, you can have a beautiful (but fake) fish sign mounted near the front that will get the attention of people’s tastebuds.

You can choose from a wide variety of materials such as metal, aluminum, wood, plastic, or foam core. If you really want to make an impression, use layered graphics, and strategically placed LED lights to create a 3D stunning centerpiece of a sign.

Outdoor Signs

Adding an outdoor sign is one of the quickest ways to update the look and feel of your Seattle restaurant. It can serve to attract the attention of nearby foot and vehicle traffic. You have a wide range of options when it comes to creating an outdoor sign—3D graphics and LED signs are just a few ideas that will help advertise your eatery.

In this day and age of social distancing, you can also add outdoor menus for patrons who prefer to have their order delivered to their car or for those who just want to check out your offerings. 

Vinyl foot traffic signs will help keep everyone a safe 6-feet apart while they wait in line to be served. You can also add vinyl signs to your front windows to help remind customers all that you’re doing to help ensure their safety.


An A-board or A-Frame sign is a cost-effective way of drumming up new business by advertising to nearby pedestrians and vehicle traffic. They come in a wide variety of materials such as chalkboard, dry-erase marker, and even magnetic boards. 

At McNamara Signs, we only use quality components and proven finishing techniques to create our custom A-Frame signs. They are built to last and can stand up to years of repeated abuse by the sun, wind, and anything else Mother Nature can throw at them.

Restaurant, Café, and Diner Signs in Seattle 

If you’re ready to increase your sales by giving your Seattle restaurant a makeover, give the experts at McNamara Signs a call. We’ve helped countless Seattle restaurants, diners, and cafes design, create, and install the perfect sign. To learn more about how we can help, give us a call at (206) 284-0809 or contact us via our website. 

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