As summer quickly arrives, outdoor spaces become more important to the foodservice industry. Shade structures play a key role in creating these spaces, assuring comfort, and adding beautiful designer touches to maximize customer enjoyment.

During next month’s NRA Show, TUUCI, a leader in the design of innovative shade structures, will showcase the latest in custom-made parasol design–including the introduction of the new CABO parasol and a display of the oversized Titan.

“We named the CABO parasol for the beautifully rugged, wind-swept environments of the Baja Peninsula,” says Dougan Clarke, TUUCI founder and CEO. “It is constructed of fiberglass which allows the struts to flex so that it can absorb extremely windy conditions without damage. The CABO’s innovative design and construction puts the new parasol in a class of its own.”

The CABO parasol is built with TUUCI’s patented Independent Bracket System and is available in either a Durateak or Armor-Wall-Aluminum mast. The CABO is guaranteed to provide refined beauty and durable utility to any outdoor environment.

The Titan, named for its extraordinary strength and size, is a freestanding parasol that is used to cover a large area. Designed with TUUCI’s marine-grade components, the Titan features a telescope crank system that allows for easy opening and closing above tables and chairs. The Titan is perfect for restaurants, expansive patios, resorts and amusement parks, and anywhere else large-scale shade and dramatic style are necessary.

TUUCI’s ability to customize and screen print means that restaurants can extend their advertising dollar far beyond the front door by screen printing the brand icon directly on the parasols. Clients simply choose the shade platform, shape, size, and color and TUUCI will do the rest.

Another unique option is the Auto-Scope feature available on the Ocean Master and Plantation Collection parasols. This system raises a standard diameter mast upward, resulting in heightened struts, so the shade closes above table level.