An Empty Private Dining Room Is Full Of Potential
When the economy takes a turn for the worse, the restaurant industry is one of the most affected.
97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 National Restaurant Association, 2008 Mid-Year Review The restaurant performance index has dropped significantly over the past four years. Declining Restaurant Performance Index Jan 2006 Jan 2007 Jan 2008 Jan 2004 Jan 2005
Yet, even in the trying economy, private dining business is growing faster than ever. 3.6 Billion 27 Billion National Restaurant Association, 2007 Restaurant Forecast 2000 2007 Private Dining and Catering Business Revenues 10 20 30 40
More and more restaurants across the nation continue to add private dining rooms. Private dining spaces are in higher demand than ever. Forbes, January 2007
Expect private dining events to represent a larger share of total future business. American Restaurant Association, Annual Forecast 2007 60% fine-dining operators 50% casual-dining operators 40% family-dining operators
Despite the increased demand, the industry has yet to reach its full potential. Most private dining spaces are sitting empty over half of the time.
In order to maintain a strong private-dining business, regardless of the economic climate, private events need to be profitable for the operator and economical for the client.
The tendency is to view private dining as an extension of the main dining room. It’s important to regard private dining as a separate business, one that will expand your customer base and increase your revenues.
How does your restaurant currently manage its private dining business?
If you're like most, you probably use a paper notebook. While this system works, it has many well-known problems.
It’s very time consuming. Organizing and managing a paper system wastes valuable time
It’s disorganized. Event details get misplaced. Customer Service suffers. If you have multiple restaurants, cross selling is impossible and leads are lost. It’s very time consuming. Organizing and managing a paper system wastes valuable time.
It loses money. Marketing to existing customers is difficult and countless opportunities to book repeat business is lost. It’s disorganized. Event details get misplaced. Customer Service suffers. If you have multiple restaurants, cross selling is impossible and leads are lost. It’s very time consuming. Organizing and managing a paper system wastes valuable time.
To survive in this economy, restaurateurs will need to adapt. Paper systems are on the way out.
<ul><li>Saves you time </li></ul><ul><li>Increases revenues </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthens customer retention </li></ul>
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Customer Relationship Manager Maintain a comprehensive accounts and contacts database including booking history, telephone conversations, and correspondence. Prospect for future business and build on existing relationships
Event Scheduler A graphic calendar of all of your restaurants events, displayed in a month-at-a-glance or week-at-a-glance format. Book new events directly from the calendar
No-Hassle Bookings Create new bookings instantly and manage all existing bookings quickly and easily
Banquet Event Order Plan every detail of all your events with the Banquet Event Order. With the BEO nothing will be left to chance.
Follow up reminders Ensure thorough event management and proactive customer service with automated daily "to-do" lists and follow-up reminders