The restaurant industry is one that comes with plenty of competition. From established competitors to the new and trendy restaurants opening up quicker than you can keep track of, it’s no secret that competition is fierce. Keeping your restaurant at the top of its game and maintaining long-term customer relationships is no easy task, but it is possible! These are 5 signs that it’s time for some changes in your restaurant before you become lost among the competition.
Having a menu with a little bit of everything may sound like a good idea in theory, but this is a common mistake that leads to the demise of many restaurants. If a customer opens the menu to see every type of cuisine under the sun, they’ll be overwhelmed. This overflowing menu also makes it hard to perfect your craft in any one area of cuisine. Choose your desired type of food and stick to it!
If menu prices aren’t up to date or the menu is filled with spelling errors, customers will notice. Take a look at your menus every so often and revamp them when needed! This might even include small changes like removing pictures or changing the font used.
Unhappy employees lead to unhappy customers. Talk to your staff and find out how they feel about the current direction of the restaurant. Consider giving out bonuses, opening a suggestion box, or getting rid of particularly negative staff members.
This is an obvious sign that there’s something wrong! If your restaurant is no longer turning profits like it used to, something has to change. Begin with small changes, like the ones on this list, and then work your way up to more major changes such as budget cuts.
When foot traffic is low it’s an indication of multiple different problems. From poor advertisement to poor branding and location, there’s likely more than one reason why you aren’t seeing positive foot traffic.
If you’ve begun noticing any of these issues in your restaurant, Avery Restaurant Consulting can help! We’re experts in the field of rebranding, advertising, staffing, and generally revamping any restaurant. Give us a call to set up a consultation, discuss concerns, and learn more about how our services can help your restaurant today!