With food and beverages being the first hand commodity, restaurants and coffee shops strive to deliver better services to meet higher customer expectations. Successful hospitality businesses compete to deliver value as a key factor to influence customer perception and preference. Value is not just measured by the quality of food, but most importantly by the ambiance and quality of service a restaurant can offer. Delivering value is achieved by investing in restaurant infrastructure and streamlining the underlying business processes. This is done by investing in interior design, decoration and state of the art equipment to deliver highest levels of quality and comfort.
Hospitality business is all about service, and service is dependent on communication and perception. So it is crucial for business owners to seek new ways to better communicate with their customers while efficiently managing restaurant resources. The wireless bell system achieves these two goals, by pleasing the customer and cutting on the time wastage. By Installing the wireless bell system, restaurant owners can make sure that their customers have easy access to the restaurant waiters any time they choose to. Some restaurants and coffee shops went beyond this by providing their staff with wireless hand held PDA to manage and track guest orders. Combined with the wireless bell system, this will speedup order processing and improve order tracking and accounting.
Restaurants are commercial establishments that follow numerous marketing strategies in order to increase profits. Starting from food, cooking equipment, catering supplies, furniture and sanitation aids, a restaurant needs a large amount of supplies everyday. Equipment such as refrigerators, cooking equipment, food processors, dishwashers and furniture are long-term investments and are not purchased in bulk by restaurants. Discounts on such items are widely available at many local and online stores. In recent times, a number of restaurant owners and managers have confirmed that purchasing online, is the most profitable way of procuring restaurant supplies. This is because online stores have minimum overhead and operating costs and are able to reduce retail prices considerably.
The highest percent of discounts on restaurant supplies are provided by manufacturers who make their products directly available or by wholesalers. Most restaurant supplies are needed for daily use and have to be regularly stocked. This includes foodstuff such as dairy, meat, fruit, vegetable, tea, coffee, condiments and oil. There are also a number of retailers who offer enormous discounts on such products. It is important to check the credentials of suppliers because even a single complaint against a particular restaurant can lead to suspension of licenses or end in an expensive lawsuit.
I have been a waitress for many years, working in all different kinds of places. If there is one thing I’ve learned, it is that working with the public is never dull. You really have to like people and enjoy talking to them if you’re going to make it in any profession that deals directly with the public. I have found that 99 percent of the people you come in contact with are just as nice as could be. Just watch out for that other one. He or she could ruin your day. The purpose of my writing this article is to share some thoughts from the “other side of the table.”
The first things I would like to talk about are reservations. Not all restaurants require them, some don’t accept them at all and some you couldn’t get into without. If you’re not sure whether you need a reservation, by all means, call the restaurant and ask. If it is for a special occasion or holiday, call well in advance (at least a week or so) of the date you want to reserve. Realize that if the number of people in your party changes you need to call the restaurant and tell them. In most restaurants, a party of five or more involves a bigger table, which most restaurants only have a few of, or putting tables together or moving them around. The restaurant then takes other reservations based on how many other free tables they have and the positioning of them.
Want to hear some good news? Your chances of success are better than most people think. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the survival rates of all new businesses started between 1998 and 2002 find that 66% of them are still open two years after they started.
A Cornell University study of restaurants in three major markets showed a first year failure (or closure) rate of 27% with only a minor (4%) difference between franchised and independent restaurants.
To the naked eye, it might seem as if all restaurants are the same even if they are situated in different cities. Don’t be fooled though because Tagaytay restaurants are certainly the cream of the crop when it comes to restaurants that can offer you good food without the jaw-dropping price. Even though this might sound tempting enough, it can also offer you a lot of other things.
Tagaytay is located just 150 kilometers south of Manila, where Taal Volcano, the smallest volcano in the world is located. Because of the cold air and high altitude, it has become a weekend destination for city-folks. It has also become a destination for the best culinary artists in the country. The ambiance, culture, and class of the city makes it one of the best dining experiences anywhere in the country.