Thursday, July 14, 2011
It Was a Good First Night
But it is enough I think that people may want to instead get a sitter for their 2 year old whereas before you would see people bringing them in and letting them run around the restaurant.
As well with the warmer feel of the restaurant I believe you will see less the guest who wants to rush and get out as opposed to the guest who now comes to eat and wants to enjoy the ambience.
This will I expect lead to a higher guest check and a place you would want to reserve a table rather than just walk in and expect one because of the fast turnaround. Judging by the first night the tip average appears to be higher too.
In conclusion I believe this may lead to a more sophisticated guest who comes in for an occasion to share with others.
It has been awhile since I worked in such a fine place but one I can easily fit in quite nicely.
It is all good..
Radio talk show host of "The Hospitality Industry News Network" and author of "You Only Live Once" about his early years traveling around and working on ships and foreign countries Steven blogs about his thoughts on the restaurant industry as he sees it today.
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