At the end of a dinner shift, you want your staff to be exhausted. That’s because they’ve worked hard all night taking care of a house full of happy customers. The worst thing would be to send some of that staff home early because there is not enough business. If you’re looking for more customers, then try using these ideas to help fill your restaurant:
Host Cooking Classes
It might seem counterintuitive to host a cooking class at a restaurant where you want customers to come in to eat. But you are not going to find anyone who is eating out seven days a week. Offering cooking classes is a fun way to interact with your customers and give them a special excuse for getting out of the house.
Spend Time Getting To Know Your Regulars
Your food servers probably know a lot about your regulars. Can you say the same? You should try and spend as much time as you can “working the room.” Get to know your regulars find out what they like and don’t like. Listening to their concerns is a great way to make them feel appreciated. That is how you build a loyal customer base that is happy to recommend your restaurant.
Have Viewing Parties
If your restaurant has a bar area with a television, then you can host viewing parties. These don’t have to be limited to major sporting events but can also be viewing parties for screenings of popular shows. You can even create some fun menu items to coincide with the theme of whatever it is the group is watching. These are great things to promote across social media.
Make Your Restaurant Available For Holiday Parties
As the holidays approach (as they always do!), you should make your restaurant available for parties. There are probably plenty of companies and businesses you can reach out to in the community that would like to have a place where they could host their next social gathering. If you get enough participants, there’s nothing wrong with shutting down the restaurant for the night or portion of the night.
When these ideas to put into action you may find yourself starting to get very busy. That’s a good thing but you can’t let your staff be overwhelmed. They need to maintain high standards of food excellence and cleanliness. As for the cleanliness, a company like Junk King Pittsburgh can be a huge assistance. This is the perfect company to call on when you need to get rid of old furniture, remodeling construction waste or kitchen appliances. It only takes one session with Junk King Pittsburgh to clear your restaurant of all kinds of unwanted rubbish.