Control Use and Operation of Food Court Area
Adding a food court—a special area dedicated to small restaurant tenants selling a diverse selection of carry-out or ready-to-eat food customers can consume in a common seating area—can be a great way for shopping center owners to generate income. And it can help extend the length of shopping excursions, which results in more purchases and higher percentage rent for owners. It’s also a desirable amenity for tenants of an office complex. While a food court has its good points, it can also backfire unless your lease contains language to avoid certain risks.