From shy first dates to tenth wedding anniversaries, couples at every stage of their relationships have been coming to restaurants for date nights for centuries. The tradition of romantic dinners is as old as the existence of restaurants themselves so it's no wonder that many venues strive to create the kind of service, ambiance, and consideration necessary to make couples feel like they are the only two people in the world even in a busy dining room.
The Ready team hits the streets of Vancouver to gauge how people fee about waiting in line at a restaurant? Is there even a positive part?
Over the past several years, the luxury experience has changed considerably. Instead of focusing on buying "things," the millennial audience, in particular, has shifted to using the bulk of their purchasing power on experiences. They want to live big, live well, and enjoy the experiences that are offered to them--including the way they eat their meals. This means big changes for the restaurant industry as the face of the modern dining experience changes forever. While many customers are content with a fast food meal or a quick casual dining offering, restaurants that want to stay at the top of the food chain will find that their focus must change in order to support a continuing influx of customers who are looking for something new from their restaurant. Many restaurants are turning to unique designs, trendy setups, and exceptional service offerings in order to better appeal to their target audience.
Eating out at a restaurant, any restaurant, is an escape for most people. It might be a way of avoiding long lines and fluorescent lights at the grocery store. It could be an hour away from the office and the boss and the clients. It is freedom from preparing a meal. It is the luxury of being served by someone else. It is because of this desired escape when eating out that diners desire a seamless experience. They are paying extra to be treated well. They expect the waiter to be friendly, the food to appear in a timely manner, and the cheque to come at just the right time. All of this can be difficult for any restaurant to get right. There are a lot of pots on the stove, plates in the air, and bums in the chairs. And even if you have the best-trained staff and the highest quality meals, the cheque aspect of the meal can often be gotten wrong—for myriad reasons.
Amber is the ultimate relationship builder. Meeting restaurateurs and clients alike, she's out there spreading the word on Ready's mission in the industry.
In today's mobile world, guests are still waiting to pay after they have been at the restaurants for 30-90 minutes. That system is broken. Imagine you arrive at your destination in an Uber car and wait 5-10 more minutes to pay. That would cost Uber money and cost people time and negatively affect the experience.
Vancouver is a vibrant city. Whether a visit to a casino, a walk along the sea wall or a Canucks, Lions or White Caps game, there is always something to do. And there are many choices for dining in Vancouver. How do you make your restaurant stand out? Get Ready to wow your customers.
Ready helps increase profit margins
If you’ve been in the restaurant business for any length of time you know the key to turning a profit is table turnover. The trick to expanding your margins is to increase table turnover during peak hours. Ready to Pay can help.
You decided to have a nice sit down meal before you go to the 7pm showing of the latest blockbuster flick. You thought you had allowed enough time to have a chill dinner and still make it on time for the movie. But remember Murphy's law? Things might not turn out exactly like you planned.