New Year’s Resolutions for Restaurant Owners
Pretty soon we’ll be counting down the seconds until the clock strikes midnight to welcome 2018. The end of the year is a great time to think about what you want to do in your restaurant business next year. It’s a time to reflect on what’s worked, and what needs improvement. We’ve come up with a few resolutions you may want to try in your restaurant in 2018.
Try an App
Apps are used for everything these days, but have you considered trying one for your restaurant? An app – like our IncentivizeMe app – can help you boost your bottom line. Apps can be used for things like customer loyalty programs and employee performance tracking, and they can help you reduce paper use, improve customer retention, and maintain visibility.
Add New Menu Items
The top two New Year’s resolutions are always about health and finances. If you don’t already have healthy menu options, consider adding some to help your customers achieve their resolutions of eating healthier and losing weight in the new year.
Instagram is a great way to showcase all the beautiful food you serve, and getting started on Instagram is easier than you think. Instagram is a free and easy way to spread the word about your restaurant, and all you need is your smartphone to use it. Take a few pictures and start sharing.
Improve Customer Service
Even if customer service at your restaurant is already top-notch, it doesn’t hurt to check in with your customers, and even your staff, to see if they have any suggestions for improvement. Then put on a fun training session for your staff to start incorporating their ideas.
Raise Your Prices
While you may not be able to raise your prices on every menu item, there are systematic ways you can raise your prices without alienating your guests. A new year represents a great time to test out some new prices. Marketing Vitals software solutions provides analytics to help you analyze the most effective way to raise your prices.
Reduce Your Costs
If you’re not ready to increase your prices, another way to improve your bottom line is to reduce your costs. Take a look at your expenses from the last year and see if there are any areas where you can save money. You might be able to find new suppliers that offer a cost savings when it comes to food or equipment, for example.
Whether you are looking to raise your prices, reduce costs, improve customer service, or add new menu items, Marketing Vitals can help you keep your resolutions and reach your goals this year. We turn data into dollars and pain points into growth. Contact us today to learn how our data analytics software solutions can help you grow your restaurant business.