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Restaurant Signs

Great Signage Solutions for Restaurants in Vancouver WA

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Let’s start off today’s blog with a mental scenario. Let’s say you’re driving or possibly even walking the streets of Vancouver when hunger pangs strike. You thought you’d skip breakfast to help maintain your figure, but now, it’s early afternoon, and you’ve neglected to feed yourself. You need food! But, where should you go? Are you going to trust that diner with the outdated and busted signage? Or, are you going to step into the café with the new vibrant markers? The choice is pretty obvious.

When people are famished, they’re going to check out their surroundings for the best restaurant that isn’t likely to lead to food poisoning. And, they’re going to choose the eatery that’s clean and clearly pays attention to the details. After all, clean signs mean clean kitchens and fresh food. Are your signs so disheveled that they’d induce Chef Gordon Ramsay to unleash a string of expletives? Then, it might be time to check out these signage solutions for restaurants in Vancouver, WA.

Step One: Entice Customers with Exquisite Exterior Signs

Getting hungry diners through your door is your first step. Exterior signs are crucial for this. Even if consumers have been to your place before, you still need to work at drawing them back in. Custom banners are an effective way to showcase some of your top-selling dishes in full color or to advertise your daily specials.

Window graphics will help you kick it up a notch. Bam! As you see with Bleu Door Bakery, we created pieces of flair that perfectly complemented their branding for a sophisticated appearance. The window graphics also served a utilitarian purpose in listing their hours of operation and some of their offerings.

Step Two: Get Diners to Buy Stuff with Interior Signs

Ease of use and aesthetic appeal should be your top concerns when designing and picking interior graphics for your restaurant. Every eatery can benefit from menu boards. With most menu boards, you can grab the attention of foodies, highlight whatever menu items you want, and update your information easily.

Get your floor and walls in on the graphics action as well. You can set the mood for patrons the moment they enter your door with floor graphics featuring your logo. Or, display wall murals that are evocative of your cuisine. Vinyl graphics provide seemingly endless ways for you to boost your brand awareness and beautify your interior.

Step Three: Profit!

Essentially, new signage on the interiors and exteriors of your restaurants will assist you with:

  • Catching diners’ eyes
  • Increasing sales
  • Acquiring new customers
  • Building brand recognition
  • Promoting menu items

This all adds up to big profits, which are generally hard to come by in the restaurant industry with its razor-thin margins. The mighty sign makers at Specialty Graphic Solutions are proud to supply the broadest range of restaurant signs in Vancouver, WA. Contact us today for a free consultation and estimate if you are interested in learning more. After all, you never know when Chef Ramsay might stop by.

Questions? Drop us a line at hello@SGSgraphic.com or call us at (360) 635-5556 and unless we’re up to our elbows in alligators, a live person will answer. If you leave a message we will call you back pronto.

Bleu Door Bakery’s Signage Makeover Reveals Their Vision!

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This may sound like a humblebrag, but there are problems that arise when your business is too successful. How much of the profits should you reinvest in the company? How can you serve more people? And, where do you get signage for your organization’s new space? Bleu Door Bakery recently had to go through the trying times of expanding. Fortunately, they contacted Specialty Graphic Solutions for restaurant signage for Vancouver, WA.

What Is Bleu Door Bakery?

Located on Main Street in Vancouver, Bleu Door Bakery lives up to its name: it’s fancy, has a blue door, and they bake (and cook) unbelievably delicious breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dessert options. You may swear up and down that you’ve had their offerings yet never visited their storefront. That is quite possible, since they cater and offer their goodies through numerous local coffee shops in the Vancouver area.

When a restaurant that provides such a great culinary experience for local diners came to us for business expansion signs in Vancouver, WA, we couldn’t wait to sink our teeth into this project. When they first opened in 2011 in downtown Vancouver’s Uptown Village neighborhood, our mighty sign makers made Bleu Door Bakery’s new signs: an A-frame sign, a special outdoor menu display printed on canvas, and an overhead building sign. Owner Bonnie Brasure knew she could count on SGS to get the job done right as she expanded her dream business.

We Were on a Roll with Bleu Door

Bleu Door was expanding into the building next door to include a sit down, full service restaurant, and the older storefront was going to be rebranded as “Bleu Door Bakery Express.” They needed us to update their signage to reflect these changes.

First off, we created a new backlit panel insert for the existing lightbox cabinet installed on the new full service space. The panel insert is made of 3/16” polycarbonate sign panel with a laminated, full color print on translucent Avery vinyl. This allows light to shine through at night.

The original building sign got an “Express” hanging sign added. This was made of full color digital print with laminate on 3mm aluminum composite sign material. The canvas outdoor menu needed to have the new Express branding, so we gave the new marker the same flair and texture of the original look by using a full color digital print on Neschen Monet Canvas material stretched over a plywood backer and mounted on a frame with black, wrought iron decorative fixtures.

Finally, on the new expanded section, we list the bakery’s name and hours using door window graphics made of Avery cut vinyl and laminated digital prints applied to the outside of the glass. In the end, Bleu Door got their just desserts (in a good way.) And, we had another satisfied customer.

Are you going through the difficult times of being too successful? We can help you expand! Get an estimate and consultation on signage for your new space by contacting our experts today.

Questions? Drop us a line at hello@SGSgraphic.com or call us at (360) 635-5556 and unless we’re up to our elbows in alligators, a live person will answer. If you leave a message we will call you back pronto.