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5 tips for improving the way your restaurant operates

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If you are running a restaurant, it may be a little bit confusing to manage all of the tables sometimes. It is for this reason that you need to research some of the best ways you can run a restaurant and do it in an efficient manner. This way, you can be sure to create an organized environment for your patrons that will ensure that they leave as happy customers. This means that they will return for more food in the future and even share their experience with family and friends. In this article, we shall discuss some of the things one can do to improve their restaurant, or what they need to do to provide better service to their customers.  In this regard, a restaurant table management software should be the first thing you need to consider.

Here are 5 tips to help you improve your restaurant operation:

  1.   Take advantage of technology

With the increased use of technology, it is important that your restaurant is not left behind. This is more so for the fact that this is the digital age and with every new day, the restaurant business is becoming competitive. You can automate some of the services you offer to your clients and this should be a good way to be efficient in the running of the business. You can use technology to help you with online reservations. For restaurants that have limited seating, an online seat booking system will help you manage the clients. Another thing that can be done through technology is ordering. The tablet ordering system makes it accurate to take orders from customers. This increases the speed, efficiency and accuracy of the orders taken.

  1.   Train your employees for excellent customer experience

You do not want to lose out on your good customers. As such you need to ensure that all your employees are trained on the best ways to handle customers. The idea is to make all customers happy. As a restaurant owner, it is your responsibility to have staff trained on the best etiquette, how to serve foods and drinks, and how to be polite when serving clients.

  1.   Effective communication between members of staff

It is important to have regular staff meetings to ensure that employees communicate and take their roles effectively. Wait staff and kitchen staff need to communicate effectively so that there will be a seamless and timely service to customers. Only one member of staff should call out orders and another one should deal with ticketing.

  1.   Wait timings should be accurate

If you do not want many customer turn-offs, ensure that the wait time is accurate. Avoid delays of any kind as this will ruin customer experience. Be honest with your clients. Let them know if there will be delays of any kind. If certain dishes take longer to prepare, let the customer know it beforehand.

  1.   Customer complaints or concerns should be professionally dealt with

Any concerns and issues that your customers have should be dealt with as a matter of priority. In the event that a customer posts their concerns on social media, it is advisable that the management should politely respond to the issues raised. Customers should be allowed to raise their issues freely and the management needs to sort out these issues as professionally as possible.

 

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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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