Industry Headlines for August 13, 2014
7 Gelato Sales Tips
The dog days of summer are upon us. If ever your customers were prone to order gelato after their meal, now is the time. But just offering the tasty treat on your menu isn’t enough. You have to do something to get your customers interested. Try these seven tips to help you heat up gelato sales and drive up check averages.
The Service Mentality
Want your customers treated like family when they are in your pizzeria? Then start with servers who understand and embrace the service mentality. Don’t hire just anyone off the street to wait tables or you’ll quickly find yourself staring at an empty dining room.
Your servers are ambassadors of your brand. Their interactions with customers build lasting relationships and cultivate regulars. Simply put, hiring the right people can make or break your restaurant. Use these tips to make sure you get it right when it comes to hiring servers.
Appetite for Apps
Customers love appetizers. You love the added sales. It’s a match made in heaven! But we’re now finding breadsticks and wings, though customers love them, aren’t always enough. Today’s discerning diners want more creative options. Thankfully, Chef Jeff has some great ideas for you right here.
A well-designed menu can have an immediate and lasting impact on your sales. So stop throwing together a boring “price list” with your home printer and invest in colorful, well-thought-out menus that are engineered to help you sell more of your most profitable dishes.
How do you get started? Easy: click here for four tips that will help you achieve a high-impact menu design.
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