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Your Patio Dining Checklist

Your Patio Dining Checklist

As many restaurants re-open or prepare to re-open, expanded use of patio dining is part of many plans. In addition to the myriad of health and public safety guidelines you must follow, keep in mind this tried-and-true checklist to help you prepare for serving guests...

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Your Patio Dining Checklist

As many restaurants re-open or prepare to re-open, expanded use of patio dining is part of many plans. In addition to the myriad of health and public safety guidelines you must follow, keep in mind this tried-and-true checklist to help you prepare for serving guests...

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‘Tis the Season to De-Stress Your Customers

‘Tis the Season to De-Stress Your Customers

Like it or not, the hustle and bustle of the holidays is about to be in full swing. What can you do to make customers really have a break when they visit your restaurant? Consider these tips for ways to build relationships that last after the season while boosting...

Keep Your Guests Safe This Holiday Season

Keep Your Guests Safe This Holiday Season

People drink during the holiday season. They drink because they’re happy, they drink because they’re sad -- with emotions on overdrive during the holidays, one thing’s for sure: many of your guests will be ordering drinks. With profit margins general higher for...

How to Stay Sane During the Holidays

How to Stay Sane During the Holidays

No matter what Charles Dickens may have led us to believe, Scrooge was not a banker. No, he worked in a restaurant and Tiny Tim was at Table Four spilling his drink and fighting with his brother. Well, maybe not, but that would definitely explain why Scrooge was such...

Train Servers to Sell More Appetizers

Train Servers to Sell More Appetizers

Server training on successful suggestive selling has to focus on multiple skills. Servers must have thorough product knowledge in order to describe food and beverage in mouthwatering detail. They need to use positive body language to reinforce their menu...

Server Training on Precision Service

Server Training on Precision Service

Server training on precision service is about executing the basic mechanics of service in a seamless fashion so guests will know just how seriously your staff members take their jobs. When servers implement the strategies of precision service, guests have a better...

Improve Restaurant Hiring with Group Interviews

Improve Restaurant Hiring with Group Interviews

Restaurant hiring can be tough under any circumstances. When you have several positions to fill, such as with a new store opening or when several student employees are returning to school at the end of summer, it can be even more challenging. Group interviews, or open...

What Do Aliens and Restaurant Trainers Have In Common?

What Do Aliens and Restaurant Trainers Have In Common?

When it comes to waitstaff training, your restaurant trainers are even more important than your trainees. So how do you select trainers and get them prepared? If their only frame of reference is how they were trained, they may not be equipped to succeed and the cycle...

For Restaurant Servers: Guide Your Guests

For Restaurant Servers: Guide Your Guests

When suggesting appetizers and desserts, have you ever noticed that some guests never quite say yes or no? They may mumble that they’re “kind of full” or “not sure.” Indecisive guests want guidance. Who better to offer direction than their...

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