How Restaurants with Interactive Experiences are Winning Big with Customers - Even Post Pandemic
The taste. The aroma. The flavor. You've already got that. Whether it’s a hazy IPA, a crisp Pinot Grigio, or a killer fish taco – you’ve got it covered. You may be the go-to spot in the neighborhood for good friends to gather for a cold drink. But with so many other taprooms, wineries, and restaurants competing to pull in customers, serving drinks and having a great atmosphere just isn’t enough anymore.
According to FSR Magazine, 60% of restaurants and entertainment establishments don’t survive their first year, and 80% are gone within five years. Layer in a major force majeure event, like say - a pandemic, and the odds shift even further. Not in our favor.
Keeping patrons "bellied up to the bar" can be much easier than you think, even in a post-pandemic world. While a restaurant’s product is no doubt an essential factor that attracts and retains customers, it goes without saying that a stellar guest experience will have a lasting impression on your customers.
This summer, keep an eye out as new games, like Hole-E-Moley or even a new twist on classic Skee-Ball, make their way into the restaurant and bar scene, adding a new dimension to the dining experience and keeping guests in their seats longer (so they end up spending more!).
Unique experiential aspects of a bar, restaurant, or other entertainment venue - outside of food and drink, can also drive additional, unexpected revenue. In fact, pre-pandemic, operators who looked to gamify experiences have seen as much as double year-over-year sales or running $25,000 ahead of monthly projections.
Post-pandemic environments will likely follow suit, simply with extra precautions taken in sanitization, spacing, and otherwise. Take Top Golf's Swing Suite for example, which makes money without turning tables. While a the Swing Suite price tag isn't suitable for many bars or restaurants, there are lower cost experiences that model the same successful approach.
Proven Restaurant and Bar Strategies Used To Keep Patrons Longer
We’ll share the tried and true, and unique strategies used to bring people back in person and keep them coming back.
Gamification Ideas To Create a Unique, Memorable Experience in No Time
These tips can help you increase revenue, at a low cost of entry - and provide a unique and engaging experience for your guests.
Ideas to Bounce Back Quickly Post-Pandemic
With suggestions to build a one-of-a-kind experience that appeals to millennials and people of all ages.
The restaurant industry is a tough place – especially these days. Tap into these 3 strategies that keep people coming back – for the food, the drinks, and the experience. Simply enter your email address below and we'll send a PDF copy instantly to your inbox.