Customer Loyalty by the Numbers

Customer Loyalty by the Numbers

It’s no secret that improving customer loyalty provides a tremendous boost to profitability. But how do you get people who come in once a month to come in twice or three times? External-marketing devices – ads, offers, discounts and the like – get people in the door....
Four-Step Plan to Stay Out of the Weeds

Four-Step Plan to Stay Out of the Weeds

It starts slowly. Unassuming. Quietly. Then, “The Rush” comes. And suddenly, no one is safe. Not your calmest manager or your newest waitress. It slices deep into waitstaff morale and cuts deeper into restaurant profits. It increases blood pressure, tempers, stress...
What is Your Invisible Product?

What is Your Invisible Product?

Have you ever stopped to think about what “service” really means? Put simply, restaurant service is the manner in which the guest is treated. It’s a thing more often felt than seen. It’s a bit of a magic act, an illusion, a perceived value that accompanies the...