A food park is an outdoor area consisting of gourmet street food stalls, restaurants, and bars. It’s a space to chill out after work with your friends or family. There can be up to 50 food parks in some cities in the Philippines, just in one city alone! That’s why it was named “the new mall.”
Food parks are a new trend in the food industry. Many of them strive to provide more than just good eats and drinks and entertainment or an experience that goes beyond dining out with friends.
Food parks have been rapidly growing recently as many people look for trendy places to enjoy delicious meals and other fun activities like bowling, mini-golfing, or live music performances. Food trucks often set up shop at these events because it is convenient when serving customers who come from far away locations; however, some independent restaurants choose to become part of a park’s rotation too, so their popularity may grow among potential diners since there will be multiple chances each week for patrons to try them again if desired.
It is not to be underestimated. Food trucks and other varietals of food vendor spaces provide many opportunities for building communities, bringing in new business, and creating excitement within a neighborhood.
One of the best things to invest in for your community is a food park. This will attract people from all around and allow them to get together, enjoy each other’s company while trying some fantastic local cuisine!
One of the most significant benefits that come with building a Food Park within your community is its ability to bring everyone together through tasty treats created by locals chefs, allowing you to try new dishes without having someone travel far away.
Another of the many benefits that food trucks and other similar venues bring to a community is access to local fresh foods. It can be costly for a restaurant owner who lives in or near an urban area to have their product delivered by vendors from farms, ranches, dairies, etc. This way, your constituents do not need to travel far to get their favorite food.
How to build the perfect space for your food park? It is easier said than done. The list below will help you make a step in the right direction as you plan out and construct this excellent venue:
Take time to research and choose wisely: A food park isn’t just any place where people can get good grub. It’s a business! It is up to you and your partners (if applicable) to determine what will work best for both customers’ satisfaction and the success of this business venture. The food park must meet the needs of its customers and stand out from your competitors, so take time to research what kind of business will work best for you! However, do not overthink it (if you can help it), as there is a significant chance that your idea may change along the way.
Choose wisely: If you already have a specific idea in mind, it is time to decide where your food park will be located. Consider things like foot traffic and accessibility of the location; these are just some of many factors that must be considered before finalizing your choice. If possible, feel free to visit other food parks so that you can gain inspiration for designing your own.
Be cautious of regulations: If your food park is located inside a building, you must consider the rules and laws specific to malls or buildings with multiple offices. You also want to make sure there is enough space for parking and restrooms and trash bins (if necessary). For those who plan on constructing their food park outside, you must consider the necessity of a permit.
Stick with an idea or change it up completely: Once you’ve done your research and chosen wisely, stick to that plan! It is best not to overthink things as you may end up changing your mind again and again. Of course, there are some circumstances where changes are necessary.
After reading this blog, your knowledge of the food park industry has increased. You may now be able to make better decisions about opening a restaurant or creating an event for you and your friends at home. I hope that information will help with any future projects!