No doubt, Covid-19 had a devastating effect on the restaurant industry. Even then, there are ways local dine in restaurants can get back on track and maximize their sales.
Let’s see, what are the ways to achieve this.
Takeout & Delivery
Are you still on the list of restaurants that haven’t yet explored the gamut of benefits takeout and delivery can do for your business? Are you still operating in the traditional way and haven’t transformed into an online restaurant? If not, then now is the time.
Even when the world has got the Covid-19 vaccine, people are still concerned about their safety and hence prefer delivery and takeaway options. As such, partnering with third-party apps that offer takeaway and delivery services is highly recommended. With this, you serve your customers with complete safety without compromising on your profits and reputation.
While it’s true that restaurants are about eating, these ain’t limited to it. Instead, these are also the hub for socializing. Unfortunately, the Covid crisis has created a huge gap between customers and their popular catchup restaurants. This has affected restaurant sales tremendously.
To fill this gap, restaurants can offer happy hours deals and offer to their customers on dine-in, delivery, and takeaways. This will not only drive them to your restaurant or order food online from you but will also encourage new customers to engage with you. After all, who doesn’t like saving BIG!
Safety on the Top
As said, people are still concerned about their safety. Hence, they look out for restaurants that actively take safety measures towards the well-being of their customers. You can offer a safe and sanitized space to your customers in the following ways:
- Prohibiting any sick staff in the restaurant
- Making it compulsory to sanitize hands before entering the restaurant
- Practices sanitizing the space recurrently, including the tables, chairs, and surfaces.
- Making wearing masks a compulsion for all, be it your employees or the customers.
- Appointing a safety manager to keep an eye on the site all the time.
Whatever measures you take, be it the new add-ons to your menu or any new offers, spread the word. Update your websites, social media channels and let your customers know about what’s buzzing in your restaurant. Remain as much active online as possible. Share your hours, open locations, special offerings and deals, delivery platforms, and safety measures. Communicating constantly with your audience is the best way to get back into the game.
Times are definitely uncertain but not anymore for the restaurant industry. By proactively taking the above measures, you can definitely get back on the horse, even better.