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Restaurant Customer Service At Its Best

Oct 9, 2007
Everybody knows that rendering an outstanding or good customer service is the best way to establish and maintain a business or company in good standing. Your restaurant could have a very friendly ambiance, it could also be unique in some aspect but if your staff and then some other things are the main reason as to how possibly you fail this most important part of handling a business, then it's just time for you to check back on what went wrong.

A restaurant establishment, especially a new one that is trying to make a statement to the people and its target market always has the tendency to implement far-fetched ideas during the first few stages of restaurant operation. This includes idealistic approach in handling customer matters and at the same time, rendering service in the quickest way possible. But being too idealistic blinds us from seeing what can really happen in the real world; when everything starts to roll in.

This is also a crucial time for both employees and the restaurant employer since first impressions usually last and with the help of word of mouth, one good thing gone bad can spread like wild fire. Before you begin on anything and to take on drastic ideas that are just not comforting for your restaurant operations, be sure that you know the consequences that are going to happen. Cite out all angles and opportunities of failure no matter how comforting you think it is going to be for your investment.

Literally, these things just mean that going for an approach to serve your customer still boils down to how convenient your customer service scheme is as how it is perceived by your customers. Thinking about putting all the tissues, ketchup, straws, gravy etc in one corner and informing the customer to fetch it themselves if they need one isn't a very good customer service. Yes, its convenient for you and your staff but put yourself in the shoes of one customer. Just one. Ask yourself how would this appeal to you if you were the customer.

It doesn't matter whether you have all the latest gadgets and gizmos in your restaurant to impress your customers. At the end of the day, they will still remember how good you or your staff had been to them and if you were, this is already an enough reason for them to come back.
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Shareen Aguilar is a writer for Restaurant Business which has information about restaurant management and restaurant operation techniques.
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