In any business plan, customer service is among the top priorities. It is your determinant in bringing in more customers. It is the reason why other patrons come back because they have a first-hand experience of your good service. This also holds true when starting a restaurant business.
You cannot be particular only in the welcoming of guests but in sending them off as well. It is very important that they come in happy and leave with bouncy steps. The word-of-mouth by customers is as good as a well-paid advertisement. In fact, it is much more solid and factual than hiring advertisement models.
If you want to make a success when you are starting a restaurant business, apply the following tips. These are but practical steps to attain good and excellent customer service.
- Telephone line availability and readiness to answer calls. There are a lot of customers who prefer to book first in their chosen restaurant. This is to avoid having to wait for vacant tables and/or needing to hunt for another restaurant when they want to dine out.
- When you give your word to a client, always keep it. There is no point in saying yes to a customer when you know you are not sure if it will be possible. For example, when the customer says, he/she wants a table for two at a secluded corner, make sure it is available at the desired time or else risk getting a disappointed client.
- Always lend an ear to the customers’ suggestions and complaints. It pays to take time to listen even though you may hear unpleasant remarks. A critical client does not mean your restaurant is not good. It sometimes helps to make the services better.