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7 Ways Your Restaurant is Losing Money—And How to Fix It Technologically

If you own or work for a non-formal restaurant, this blog post is for you. These are seven of the most mistakes that restaurants are making and how to remedy them. Make these improvements, and watch your customers happier and restaurant crowded

7 Ways Your Restaurant is Losing Money—And How to Fix It Technologically

1) People want to watch something but they're not sure if they'll be able to get their channelor you don't even have a TV. 

Solution? You're under-utilizing your TV and your cable package (which most people no longer have). You're a sports bar, but you only play sports games. Which is logical. But in this market, you need to do things that set you apart from the 12 other sports bars surrounding you. So many girls throw "The Bachelor" show parties in their apartments. Why not throw one at your business? And trust me—build your field for women and the men will come. Get creative. Make a calendar online of what you'll be showing, and with extra TV's leftover, people can sign up to use them for certain times (and add passive income to your business).

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2) People are hot.

I can't tell you how many times various dining parties I've been apart of have gone to Leon's in Decatur, GA, just because of their fans that mist water. They are surrounded by other restaurants, but they do something that no one else in the vicinity does. 

Solution? Check out these fans from Rapid Cool as well as these from Big Ass Fans.

3) People leave because there's a long wait.

This is one of the best problems you can have. But how do you keep those potentially frustrated or bored customers happy enough to wait 20-60 minutes for a table? 

Solution? Consider putting TV Shield's outside your entrances and by the entrance patio if there is one. Dedicate one of your staff to start serving those customers drinks while they wait. 

4) You're still using a clipboard for back-of-the-house tasks.

Solution? Proprietary software exists that will save you $1000's in time and money so you can focus on what really matters—your customers and the food. Manage invoices, track food and supplier prices, order supplies, and stop the madness of data entry at Orderly. Many notable local Atlanta chefs have had great luck with it. 

5) You're still not using WiFi outdoors. 

Solution? Look into Ruckus or Luxul and get your people some WiFi already. 

6) You're using incandescent lights and the lighting fixtures are rusting.

Solution? Hands down, Coastal Source offers the best outdoor lighting on the market. The air-tight "o ring" in their wires is a bright orange circle that makes a popping sound when you open it. That means that water, dirt, food, nothing is going to get into these wires. Their offices are located in Key West, Florida so their engineers have often tested them against the elements and even completely underwater. They also use similar and like metals when constructing the fixtures. This may not seem like a big deal, but it is when other companies will use a nice fixture but then stick cheap sockets, connectors, and screws inside of the wires. These dissimilar metals will eventually corrode and it will need to be fixed or replaced. Coastal Source isn't inexpensive in the beginning stages, but it eventually becomes way cheaper than competitors since little to no maintenance is needed on their products.

7) You don't have a control system.

Solution? It's easier than ever to integrate your audio, video and lighting using existing wired and wireless networks that you already have in place. Imagine being able to press the "Sunday Ticket" preset and turn on all of your TV's, set the DirecTV boxes to their appropriate channels, and later in the evening trigger the "Outdoor Dining" scene which would turn on music and adjust lighting and water features—all from the front of house iPad.  

*This blog post was NOT sponsored. These are simply my opinions of what the best products on the market are. 

Posted by Author: Johnnie Sanchez

Builder + Architect Magazine features Systems Design

Builder + Architect Magazine features Systems Design

Builder + Architect Magazine features Systems Design

Systems Design is honored to be featured in Builder + Architect magazine. Our AV solutions are designed to be of value to many design professionals including Builders. What makes us unique is our Team!

From initial Consultation to design of the AV system, selection of the system, installation, programming and client tutorial - our team is knowledgeable and is the leading industry AV home technology specialist. The owners are highly involved in all projects.

An honor Check out the digital version of Systems Design feature in June 2017 edition of Builder + Architect magazine as the Audio Video Design & Installation company with latest technology solutions. We have proudly calloborated on many AV projects at residential & commercial spaces featured in this magazine.

Reach out to us and inquire about how we can be part of your next AV project.

Tel: 617-391-8919

CLICK HERE to VIEW Digital Version of Builder + Architect Magazine & Systems Design feature.

 

Builders & Design Professionals

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Builders & Design Professionals

Systems Design works with builders, interior designers, architects, and other industry design professionals in the New England area who find our AV Design & Installation services valuable for them and their clients. We help to guide the clients through Audio & Video decisions for their homes and businesses.

We offer design of home technology products that will optimize, integrate, and transform their homes into smart homes, with elegance style and careful attention to design.  Our AV designer Angel Centeno comes out to meet you and your client, discusses and proposes different options available to fit the client’s vision and application while incorporating technical knowledge of the functionality of the system.

From home automation, networking, lighting, automated window treatments, whole house audio, dedicated home theater rooms Systems Design brings knowledge and technical expertise to help your client make a decision that is not only current with up to date technology but well thought out, so as the technology changes we are still able to use the system up with upcoming new technology.

We bring innovative solutions to your client’s homes.  Systems Design works with builders on prewiring custom-built homes, new construction, or remodeling projects for whole house audio, tv locations, outdoor audio dedicated home theater rooms, networking locations and home automation that brings the entire home together.  We work with the best home technology brands such as Sonos, Savant, Marantz, Lutron, Sonance, Sony, KEF, Luxul, Klipsch, AudioQuest, Bose Pro, Terra and other.

We work closely with builders, the construction team & electricians to meet deadlines.

We are a full-service AV firm.  From design phase with the client, architect & builder, to proposal of different options, to delivery of products, executing the installation, programming the full AV system, and providing a tutorial to the client or the real estate professional who is facilitating a sale of the property.

We have a tremendous reputation, and have completed AV projects not only for clients’ primary homes, but have worked on many of their vacation homes Audio Video projects in Cape Cod, Gloucester, Chatham, and the Islands, including third generation referrals.

Systems Design works on residential and commercial spaces.  Our work can be seen in many completed home projects in Boston, including major restaurants.

If you are a builder, architect, or a professional designer, reach out to Systems Design and see how we can be part of your clients next AV project.

Call our office to set up a Consultation.

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