If you have ever received less-than-quality service at a restaurant or other eatery, did you take a moment to consider that perhaps you may have had something to do with it? Of course it is true that some servers may not be as good as others at their job, but it is also possible that you actually influenced the service you received. Here are some key things to keep in mind that may influence your future restaurant experiences for the better.
Asking questions like, “Do you want fries with your meal?” or “Would you like to supersize that?” are not the only ways for foodservice establishments to increase sales. Believe it or not, you may have been subjected to sales pitches like these, or other sneaky upselling techniques, without even knowing it. The truth is, the tactics that restaurants use to try and get you to spend some extra money are much subtler than you may realize. Here are a few of them to be aware of from now on.
Have you ever gone out on a dinner date or to dinner with some friends at a fancy restaurant, tried to order some wine, and ended up being downright embarrassed by not knowing a single thing about wine? Well from now on, don’t worry! You don’t have to be a vino expert to order a decent glass of wine. Of course, different flavors of wine may taste better with different foods, but in reality, everybody’s palates are different so everybody has different opinions about flavor and taste. Here are some tricks and tips you can use at restaurants to make yourself sound a bit more educated in the wine department:
If you’re not a wine expert and you don’t already have a favorite type of wine, ordering wine in a restaurant can be intimidating, stressful, and potentially embarrassing. Dining out and ordering wine with your meal should not be such a negative experience! Here are five steps to help you through the process of ordering the perfect wine at a restaurant:
While dining out with friends or colleagues can be fun, trying to figure out how to split the check without having everybody leave with a headache… is not so fun. Moreover, the majority of the time, the headache and stress that trying to figure this out causes, isn’t even worth it! Well, here are some quick and easy tips to better deal with the dreaded issue of splitting the check. Hopefully these tips will make the situation more tolerable for you and everybody else, especially if you are not the only one keeping them in mind!
As if living with dietary restrictions isn’t difficult enough, there is then the issue of going out to eat at restaurants to make matters even more stressful. If you think about it, when eating in a restaurant, the fate of your meal rests in the hands of your server and the cooks. Try not to worry. Fortunately, communicating your restrictions and requests to your server may not be as complicated as it seems. Here are five tips for you to use while you are out.