Behind every successful restaurant is a successful restaurant owner. Of course things like location, and atmosphere matter, but the restaurant owner is the backbone of the business. Even in a successful restaurant, there are ways help increase margins and customer satisfaction. Use these 5 key tips for restaurant owners to help make your restaurant more successful in the New Year:
1. Bundle menu items.
Rather than offering a la carte items on your menu, try bundling items together. Offer 2 sides with a steak plus a soup/salad/desert combo. Bundling allows your customers to know how much their meal cost up front without having to worry about add on prices. Doing this will help to avoid “sticker shock“ when customers receive the final bill.
2. Buy in bulk.
Buying items in large quantities will save your restaurant time and money. Instawares has a large variety of items for your restaurant that are offered with a bulk discount. If you have questions about anything, call our Product Specialists at (800) 892-3622
3. Hire high quality employees.
A great staff is an important key in owning a successful restaurant. Customers do not like poor service, which means that the interviewing process should be taken very seriously. The restaurant business is hard work, and staff members must be willing to give 110%. Have guidelines for your staff while also maintaining a friendly relationship.
4. Keep a clean menu.
Your menu should have a variety of items, but at the same time it should not be overwhelming. Keep the selections simple and consider adding seasonal menus if you want to switch things up.
5. Promote your restaurant.
Promotions help to attract business and keep customers coming back. Use promotions to help customers save money and become a regular at your restaurant. Read our blog to help create some great promotion ideas.