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Make Your Restaurant a Success with These 5 Tips

by Emma L. Business consultant

Ask anyone who has ever worked in the restaurant industry and they’ll they you that succeeding is never easy. Success only comes with back breaking hard work and a lot of dedication. However, there are some tips you can follow if you want to make sure your restaurant is on the right track. Listed below are 5 of them that you’ll definitely want to check out.


List the menu on your website

According to a recent study, about 80% of guests wants to see the menu before they head out to a restaurant. Moreover, they want to be able to open your menu quickly on their smartphones. That’s why you’ll definitely want to include the menu when designing your website. We recommend that you don’t go with a downloadable .pdf file like many restaurant owners do. Instead, what you should do is make a text based menu your customers will be able to check out in a matter of seconds. Also, you’ll want to include all of your prices on your menu, since this will show that you have nothing to hide.

Listen to your customers

While listening to your customers is something you should do no matter what industry you’re in, it’s even more important when you’re running a restaurant. The word of mouth is something that pays off pretty well in the restaurant industry and that’s why it’s always a good idea to carry on the goodwill with your customers. Luckily, with all the platforms such as Facebook and Instagram, listening to your customers has never been easier. For example, you can always create a Facebook poll about what new meals or new services they’d want to see in your restaurant.

Keep improving your service

Most unpleasant experiences people have in restaurant don’t stem from poorly prepared meals but from poor customer service. Therefore, you should always aim at improving your service. First of all, this means you should hire the right people. Talk to each of the candidates yourself or turn to a staffing agency that can help you assemble just the perfect team for your restaurant. Also, always try to pay your employees as much as they deserve, since this means they’ll care more about keeping your customers happy. Last but not least, you should know your demographic and hire people according to it.


Start offering food delivery

Some people prefer to dine out but there’s also a lot of people who enjoy eating at home while watching TV. Still, this doesn’t mean you can’t turn them into your customers. Offering food delivery service is a great way to attract more customers and help your restaurant grow. Of course, if you’re going to do this, you’ll need to make sure you offer quick delivery in order to keep the food fresh. You can start by making a map of where you can offer delivery service and expand it as your business grows. It’s also a good idea to use quality corrugated carton for your containers.

Do a lot of competitive research

Another important aspect of running a successful restaurant is knowing what your competitors are up to. You can easily keep up the pace with them if you decide to eat at their restaurants from time to time and take notes. Figure out what they’re doing right and try to emulate that in your restaurant. Also, if you identify any flows in their work, make sure you eliminate these in your restaurants. While taking a closer look at your competitors is always a good idea, you should never be too obvious when copying their ideas.

Succeeding in the already overcrowded restaurant industry is always going to require a lot of work. Follow the above tips and you should just be able to make it.



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About Emma L. Advanced Pro  Business consultant

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Joined APSense since, February 18th, 2016, From Sydney, Australia.

Created on Oct 22nd 2017 13:13. Viewed 307 times.

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