When it comes to finding the perfect high chair for your business, it's good to know that you have options. Commercial high chairs come in a variety of materials like wood, plastic and even eco-friendly options for restaurants who make sustainability a priority in their business. Ultimately when it comes to providing high chairs for customers your number one goal should be safety. From there consider how to make your dollar go further by opting for a heavy duty high chair that'll withstand the rigors of commercial dining. Whether you consider yourself a dining destination for children or not, more and more people are bringing their children with them on outings. Failure to provide this simple convenience for parents could really discourage customers from dining at your restaurant again. Be smart, and stock up on a few commercial high chairs today!
By large the most popular commercial high chair you find in restaurants is the wood high chair. Their popularity lies in both cost in aesthetic; wooden high chairs come in a variety of colored stains that match the style of main restaurants, and their low price point doesn't hurt your wallet either. That said, wood high chairs are far from perfect. This type of high chair has a notoriously short lifespan—it's only a matter of time before connections loosen and the high chair wobbles back and forth, hardly a safe seating solution for small children.
Also keep in mind that parents (and even some restaurant staff) are prone to placing wooden high chairs upside down in order to use the base as a means of securing an infant in a car seat carrier. Not only is this practice extremely dangerous and should actively be discouraged, it puts your restaurant at serious risk for injury.
Many manufacturers now create plastic high chairs that are virtually indestructible. Not only will they last a long time, but keeping them clean is much easier without the presence of those tiny nooks and crannies found on their wooden counterparts. Plastic high chairs come in a variety of styles in a wide range of prices, however on the whole plastic high chairs will set you back a little more than a wooden high chair. Some restaurateurs don't like the bulkiness of a plastic high chair, and instead might opt for something more streamlined like the Designer High Chair from Koala. Like wooden high chairs, plastic high chairs stack for better storage.
Convertible High Chair Options
What's better than a high chair that'll last you a long time, stack for easy storage, and keep guests safe? Convertible high chairs. These types of high chairs feature a removable seat so that the chair may be used to safely secure an infant carrier. The versatility of these high chairs means you don't have to consider both high chair and infant cradles, which could be challenging to store in smaller spaces.
Eco-Friendly High Chair
Sustainability is a hot topic for many restaurants these days. Don't let your high chair selection hamper your zero waste efforts! Manufacturers like Koala are listening, which is why you can now shop eco chairs that are manufactured from 100% post-consumer plastic. These high chairs feature all the benefits of a plastic high chair like having a long life, being easy-to-clean, and featuring safety precautions to prevent customers from using the high chair as an infant carrier as well.