The New Year is just around the corner, and it means new beginnings for businesses, especially restaurants. It is a great opportunity for culinary heads to take a moment and reflect on the past year to identify weaknesses, alter strategies, and strengthen the future. In today’s bustling world, every restaurant is competing for attention with unique flavors and exquisite ambiance. To stand out, you will need a strategic plan. Here are some helpful tips that can be part of that plan.
The first major thing is setting achievable and logical goals. Of course, you want to double your restaurant sales, but that doesn’t mean to aim for that from the start. It is one thing to be ambitious but another to be unreasonable. Also, setting lofty goals can sometimes lead to self-doubt or disappointment. So, it is best to set logical goals for the future and communicate them with your team of chefs and workers. These can improve business, bring in more foodies, and make the restaurant more welcoming.
Many ways can help you increase your sales, but today’s digital world demands easy access to necessities. You guessed it! It is time to introduce online ordering (if you haven’t already). Online ordering soared in popularity, especially during and after the pandemic. Apps like Uber Eats and Grubhub have gained millions of users, and it does not look like it will end soon. Implementing online ordering with options like delivery and takeout can help improve sales and pave the way for success. Online ordering does not appear to be slowing down.
It is the digital world we live in. So, it is only fair to implement some restaurant technology to improve customer experience, satisfaction, and sales. Some in-house tech includes point-of-sale (POS) systems, digital order-taking, management systems, and back-end tech. These will unlock many great features like allow customers to order from a table tablet or POS counters, send orders directly to the kitchen, new customers check in on the waitlist, and complete server system for the restaurant. It is one of the, if not the best ways to streamline your restaurant workload and avoid workers or chef burnout.
Avery Restaurant Consulting has years of experience helping restaurants grow. If you are ready to take the next step, contact us to learn more!