Custom Outdoor Dining Tents for Restaurants

Outdoor dining is here to stay and is expected to grow. Initially fueled by the pandemic and requirements for social distancing, diners have more options than they ever had before to enjoy their meal alfresco.

That means restaurant owners need to be equipped with the proper infrastructure, from custom pop-up tents to semi-permanent frame tents, to accommodate a growing number of diners who prefer eating outdoors but still require protection from the elements.

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TentCraft is an American manufacturer that has helped many restaurant owners overcome the challenge of expanding outdoor dining with custom-printed tents that are extremely durable and look really good.

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American-Made Dining Tents to Increase Restaurant Capacity

All TentCraft products are manufactured in Traverse City, Michigan, a top tourist destination on the shores of Lake Michigan adored by foodies from across the country.

Our team of nearly 100 employees is committed to manufacturing the strongest and best-looking pop-up and frame tents on the market — and back that up with lifetime warranties.

Semi-Permanent Outdoor Restaurant Tents

Available in square and rectangular footprints, ranging from 10x10 to 50x50, TentCraft’s lineup of custom frame tents is designed for restaurants looking for a semi-permanent structure that can stay up for weeks and even months at a time. Custom printing on the tent panels and add-on walls can extend the branding and vibe of your restaurant’s interior to the great outdoors. Learn more about frames tents.

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Custom Restaurant pop up tent

Pop Up Restaurant Tents

A custom pop-up tent is a versatile solution for a restaurant because it can deploy quickly for outdoor seating, and also be taken on the road at special events, allowing a restaurant to expand its reach in a community. TentCraft offers pop-up tents in two main trims: medium-duty (mightyTENT) and heavy-duty (MONARCHTENT). Learn the differences between mightyTENT and MONARCHTENT.

American Ingenuity & Fast Turnaround Times

Made in America is more than just a saying — it’s a specific strategy that allows us to continually improve upon our products and create custom structures faster than our competition. Whether you need to quickly replace a cheap tent that no longer works or want a custom structure for an upcoming event that’s a week or two out, our team can typically turn around a project in 3-5 business days.

A TentCraft production worker assembles a custom pop-up tent frame.

TentCraft Reviews

Restaurant owners work with TentCraft because of our dedication to building the highest quality custom tents and structures on the market. They also love our commitment to creating outside-the-box solutions that are custom-tailored to their establishment. Read more reviews as you continue your search for custom tents for your organization.

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  • Why invest in a restaurant tent?
  • Restaurant owners not only invest in custom tents to expand their brick-and-mortar footprint to accommodate more patrons but also to make pop-up appearances at special events.

  • Are your tents wind rated?
  • All of our semi-permanent frame tents and our heavy-duty pop-up tents come with certified wind ratings by an actual third-party engineering firm. Learn more about pop-up tent wind ratings.

  • How fast can you deliver a custom tent?
  • Speed is our bread and butter. Because we manufacture all tents in-house, we can manufacture your custom tent and ship it out typically in three to five days. If you need it quicker than that, we are also capable of quick turn projects depending on our current workload.

  • How much do TentCraft tents cost?
  • That's a great question, but never an easy one to answer. That's because several factors — from size to design to printing to add-on accessories — impact the final price of your custom tent. You should be comfortable investing at least $1,500 into a custom tent that lasts a really long time. If not, we may not be a good fit.

    By investing in quality upfront, you can make your budgets more predictable down the road. Learn more about our costs, here.

  • Does TentCraft manufacture restaurant tents in custom sizes?
  • TentCraft manufactures restaurant tents in dozens of different sizes. If you have a specific size request, send our team a note to see if your design and footprint is possible.

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TentCraft understands the importance of the restaurant industry and how it impacts a local community. Reach out to us today and let’s discuss your custom tent project.

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