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4.0 Layout Decision 4.1 Findings 4.1.1 Utilisation of space for equipment Space utilisation includes everything from ensuring that traffic lanes are wide enough to making certain inventory storage and room utilise as much space as possible to ensure efficient operations (Flessas et al. 2015). Based on the layout of Burger King, there is a spacious dining area with numerous tables and chairs provided for customers to dine-in, including indoors and outdoors (Diagram 1, 2 and 3). The dining area is designed with at least three sizes of tables to accommodate small, medium and large group of customers. The middle section is mostly used for longer tables, while the window area and the side area are used for bar and the smaller tables, which provide private space. Between every table, there is ample distance, allowing customers to dine-in and move comfortably. Furthermore, the spacious food ordering zone with two counters are set up in a straight line at the centre of the space enables customers to queue up comfortably for ordering (Diagram 4). The kitchen is located at the back of the counter, which has adequate space for all necessary equipment and employees to move around while conducting their operational tasks. The ice- cream makers, carbohydrate drinks machine and food display counter are placed at the front row in the wide kitchen zone (Diagram 5). The rest of the kitchen equipment is placed subsequently in U-shape behind that, which those equipment with similar functions are grouped together (Diagram 6). On the counter’s left side, there is a wash basin provided with mirror for customers to have a quick hand washing (Diagram 7). On the counter’s right side, there are two cabinets. One is dining cabinet displaying the sauces, the other is trash cabinet, likewise are placed at the outdoors. A baby chair is also placed in between the cabinets to make easier for customers to take it when needed. The restrooms and Janitor’s room are located near to the dining area, which is separated by a wooden door (Diagram 8 and 9). Each restroom has sufficient space for people to utilise. However, the cleaning supplies are placed at the entrance area of the restroom (Diagram 10).
4.1.2 Signage and flow of information layout A customer can easily locate a shop and understand the products with the help of signage that uses of signs and symbols to convey message of business to people (Gray 2018). In Burger King, there is an LED letter signboard and a blister light box sign displayed on the shop front for advertising purposes (Diagram 11). The large signboard with simple design and proper lighting enables Burger King to stand out within the area. In the entrance, there are a few posters and signage displayed regarding the promotion items (Diagram 12). Moreover, there are various

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