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Types of Selling for Restaurant Servers

Types of Selling for Restaurant Servers

The basis of any restaurant training program aimed at increasing sales must first cover the basic types of selling. Take a look: Upselling is enhancing an item already ordered (such as “up-sizing” a value meal or a draft beer, or adding cheese and guacamole to a...

It’s Time to Manage the Wait

It’s Time to Manage the Wait

Time is the one thing we all need more of, right? That's true for our guests, too. Make sure your restaurant service training includes teaching your staff to serve guests' time needs. Keeping the meal going at a steady pace is what most guests are looking for, and...

Train Your Staff on the Entire Guest Experience

Train Your Staff on the Entire Guest Experience

Restaurant service is much more than delivering hot food hot and cold food cold. Service is an invisible product. It's what sets your restaurant apart from the competition and creates repeat business and referrals. Exceptional service takes hard work by everyone on...

How to Sell More Appetizers

How to Sell More Appetizers

Guests love appetizers, and so should you. With restaurant capacity limited in many areas, it's more important than ever to train servers to sell appetizers and other add-on items. There's another benefit, too: unoccupied time passes slower than occupied time....

Motivate Servers to Increase Sales

Motivate Servers to Increase Sales

You can train servers to take orders or you can motivate them to increase sales. When you start coaching salespeople instead of just training servers you’ll find that sales and service will improve. The most important thing to remember is that you can’t be everywhere...

Dealing with Angry Restaurant Customers

Dealing with Angry Restaurant Customers

Maybe the soup was too hot, maybe the steak was tough, maybe the drink was wrong and the dessert never came. Maybe it was all of the above (eek!). Or, maybe the customer is just being difficult. It happens. Whatever the problem, your customer is unhappy and you have...

10 Wine Marketing Tips for the Holidays

10 Wine Marketing Tips for the Holidays

It's no surprise that wine and champagne sales spike during the busy holiday season. As people celebrate the season, wine and champagne almost sell themselves. Almost. Now is a great time to ramp up your wine marketing program to get the most out of your holiday sales...

Is Your Guest Service Proactive or Reactive?

Is Your Guest Service Proactive or Reactive?

When you have a reactive approach to guest service, you and your staff wait for guests to tell you what they need, and then you take care of it. When you and your staff are stuck in reactive mode, it affects every level of service. The kitchen gets backed up, servers...

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