I am opening a new property. I have been interviewing chefs and showing them the kitchen. A lot of them are saying they would need an additional walk-in refrigerator. My architect assured me everything is industry standard. Is there a usual formula?
We have implemented a policy that all reservations on Fridays and Saturdays must be guaranteed with a credit card. What we tell the guest is that if they make a reservation for 10 and only 8 show up we will charge them $15 for each guest who does not show up. It is amazing how our no shows have dropped dramatically and we get very little push back from guest. What are your feelings on this?
Credit card guarantees can be good motivators for guests to keep their reservations.
We are a 17-year-old successful business that does three meals a day: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We are tired! We really don't want to sell, but my partner and I want a life! We have tried all different phases of management, chefs, etc., but we are very hands on! We are at the point of just doing breakfast and lunch for the rest of our career! Although we are a seasonal restaurant, we are still busy year round. How would this affect our business?
Congratulations! For an independent restaurant, being open daily for three services for seventeen years is impressive—and exhausting.
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