Restaurant Promotions Or Competitions Can Help Increase Sales.
A restaurant can boost sales by arranging competitions or promotions that attract more customers to the business. Planning in-house contests is also a great tool to help motivate staff, especially if morale is at a low. Some ideas could include the following:
A “Perfect Guest Check” competition. The ideal guest check is one that includes a drink, appetizer, entrée and dessert.Each time a server achieves one of these, they qualify for an entry into a weekly or nightly draw.
The game of Bingo. This is a contest that is not only confined to senior citizen players. It can be just as exciting to create your own board and fill the squares with food or menu items you would like your employees to sell, such as a special cocktail, a new main meal or special dessert. The winner is the first one who completes a row of sales.
Exceeding personal expectations.This is where employees test themselves to see what they are really capable of.Once you have assessed how much each worker has sold during a shift, reward those who have gone the extra mile or exceeded their own personal expectations.By posting the results, members of the team can gain recognition.
Raffles and Earning dollars in the kitchen.Every time an employee receives some positive feedback from a customer, goes beyond the call of duty or gives assistance to a colleague, enter their name in a raffle for a future prize drawing. Servers are not the only members of staff who can take part in a competition. The kitchen personnel are also included. They can participate in a contest where, a specific cooking time is given for every entrée. Ten to twenty one-dollar bills are then laid out and for every minute that a cook exceeds the cooking time set for a specific entrée, a dollar is redeemed by you. Whatever money remains belongs to them.
Team challenges. Organizing contests and challenges in teams helps to strengthen bonding. After calculating total sales, the team that has accumulated the most sales wins a prize. The rewards do not have to be extravagant. They can include gift vouchers, movie tickets, a small monetary gift or joining a class to learn more about a favorite hobby. Very often, just being recognized for a job well done is enough reward.