Things Every Restaurant or Cafe Should Be Doing
The keys to the success of a restaurant or cafe may seem like it’s all about providing good food and service, but there is always more that should be getting done to get your restaurant or cafe at the top of everyone’s personal favorite list.
Make Your Opening Time 100% of The Time
There are many instances when one visits a restaurant or cafe right at its opening time expecting to get served what they came for without a hassle. That doesn’t always happen in some establishments, where customers not only have to wait, but the possibility of a bad review or worse, losing that customer, becomes very high.
Whether it’s just you or a staff, get there early and have everything prepared before that clock hits your official opening time. If the usual time to get your restaurant up and ready is one hour, then add an extra 30 minutes for any unforeseen issues. Opening when you’re supposed to not only makes the customer happy, but it will benefit the restaurant or cafe in the long run.
This one goes without saying, but often there is always room for improvement. All staff, if not preparing something or serving a customer, should be cleaning. Having a schedule for cleaning is not always effective, as unexpected rushes can make your restaurant or cafe even more messy than when it was idle and the staff did nothing about. Maintaining a clean restaurant or cafe should always be the priority, leaving no room for any unsatisfied customers due to a messy location.
What separates top rated restaurants or cafes from the rest are things as simple as just offering daily specials. People are always looking to save or try something new. There’s opportunity for growth as patrons will often bring their friends for the special or at least recommend through word-of-mouth.
Be on Top of Schedule, Inventory and Trends
Nothing is worse than going to a restaurant or cafe that is short on staff or ran out of someone’s favorite food or drink. Staying on top of weekly trends, and adjusting your staff’s schedule to those trends is vital, as well is inventory and making sure nothing is ever running low unexpectedly.