Running a restaurant is a very tough business. The profit margins are very thin, and unfortunately, a lot of new eateries fail every year. The current pandemic has also made it as challenging as ever to keep a restaurant afloat, with hesitant customers and a long list of new regulations for everyone to follow. The top goal is to get as many people into your restaurant as possible. The more consistent and regular customers you have, the better your chances will be to keep a consistent and stable profit flow. Read on to learn how to increase sales and attract more customers to your restaurant!
Ask Your Customers for Referrals
Your very best advertising will always be with your existing customers. If they have had a good time after eating, encourage them to tell their neighbors and friends about it. It might be best to have the manager on duty to perform this task, as it might seem forced if a server does it. Make it sound very sincere to inspire your loyal customers. A lot of restaurants also encourage guests to leave a nice review online. This helps boost your overall online reputation to draw in customers at a much larger scale.
Increased Table Turnover and Management
Table turnover and management is a delicate balancing act. You want to get all of your customers in and out as quickly as you can, but you don’t want them to really feel rushed at all. Increased table turnover is more of a matter of making everything before and after the meal as quick and efficient as possible. This might mean pre-assigning guests to individual tables, improving server speed, dropping off checks a bit early at tables, and using an easy-to-read menu. You should also consider adding more outdoor seating tables, as they’ll provide more space for customers and align with the current COVID-19 dining rules.
A more focused approach to marketing and advertising can help any business. Consider printing more menus to hand out to customers or even adding menu items onto your restaurant’s paper napkins or pizza boxes. The more your restaurant’s name is out there, the more the possibility is to reach a broader audience.
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