You may have the tastiest food in town, but you don’t see repeat business. Customers go out your door praising your food but you never see them come back. Business start dropping. You spend tons of money on advertising, but you still never get repeat business. You wonder whats wrong. Could it be the menu. You change the menu but still business doesn’t come.Read more
Some interesting articles that I found
One of my latest favourite reality show is “Restaurant Impossible”. This show is about a Celebrity Chef and Restauranteur Robert Irvine trying to save failing restaurants around America. He has only 2 days and USD 10,000 to save the restaurant. One might think that a restaurant fails because of bad food, service or even decorations. But there’s other factors than those listed above.
In this article Robert Irvine shares 7 factors that determines whether a restaurant will succeed or fail. Below is an exceprt from the article if you want to know more then click on the link below.
Have you gone into a restaurant and felt whats going on here. The place looks cluttered. There is display everywhere. Some of the displays don’t even suit the theme of the restaurant. You feel claustrophobic sitting there.The display items looks dirty and dusty. There is so much things that the staff don’t have the time to clean it. If you look at popular restaurants around the world, you will see their design to be simple but elegant. Even those restaurants after their makeover on Restaurant Impossible or Restaurant Makeover look simple and also elegant.
Here is an interesting article on the impact of a beautiful presented restaurant to yor business. Below is an excerpt from the article , if you want to know more just click on the link.
An old friend of mine called me the other day. This individual was opening a restaurant. A restaurant with Malaysian Eurasian cuisine. Something his mom or grandmon used to cook at home when he was a kid. Much like most home cooked dishes, mothers were only concerned about the taste. Not too much into presentation. He recently got a good cook in terms of flavor but bad on presentation. So he asked me to help him to plate some of his dishes to make it visually appetizing. As the saying goes “People eat with their eyes first“.Read more
Pizza is a favourite food import to most people in Malaysia. Around major cities you will discover large pizza franchise such as Pizza Hut and Domino’s. There are also many home grown pizza restaurants. At some of the local Night Markets, you will see people selling pizza cooked in a make shift oven. There is one such entrepenuer in Kuala Kangsar that have expanded his pizza business to a large food truck. A couple of years ago he only started with only a gas stove oven and a small foldable table. Of which will give you an idea of how popular pizza is in Malaysia..Read more