Table of Contents
- 1 How do you pass time while waiting for food?
- 2 How do you make a table go faster?
- 3 How do you ensure that the guests will be entertained while waiting for the food?
- 4 What do you talk about at the table?
- 5 What does it mean to turn the tables on someone?
- 6 How can customer waiting time be improved?
- 7 How can you make dining of your customer enjoyable while waiting at the table?
How do you pass time while waiting for food?
These are five games, or activities, to do while waiting at a restaurant, that work for us.
- I Spy. This is a staple for us.
- Play ‘What’s Missing’ with whatever is on the table or in your bag.
- Take along a deck of cards.
- Get up and walk around.
- Bring the iPad or phone and let them play educational games while you wait.
How do you make a table go faster?
Increase Your Table Turnover in 7 Easy Steps
- Train Servers to Greet Their Tables Immediately:
- Don’t Explain Menu to Repeat Guests:
- Assign Two or More Servers to Large Tables:
- Drop Off the Check Prior to the End of the Meal:
- Test Out New Technology:
- Don’t Accept Reservations on Busiest Nights:
- Use Seating Software:
How do you ensure that the guests will be entertained while waiting for the food?
Here are some of our favorite methods for keeping customers entertained while they wait.
- Prevent waiting before it begins.
- Games while you wait.
- Design an aesthetically-pleasing waiting area.
- Offer snacks while customers wait for food.
- Give guests a view into the kitchen.
What are the rules of waiting at the table?
When the dishes are being served by a person at the table, stand at the left hand of that person, hold your tray low and near the table, and take on the tray one plate at a time and place it before the person for whom it is intended, setting it down from the right side. Serve first the most honored guest.
How do you pass time on the table?
Here are some ideas to pass the time:
- Ask for lemons with your water and let your kids make themselves lemonade using a couple packets of splenda on the table.
- Play hangman.
- Have each person guess what letter your server’s name will start with.
- Play “Squares.” Here are some good directions for the game.
What do you talk about at the table?
Making Memories at Mealtime: 40 Dinner Table Questions
- What was your first job?
- Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met?
- If you could pick up a new skill in an instant, what would it be?
- Who is someone you really admire?
- What’s your earliest memory?
- What made you smile recently?
What does it mean to turn the tables on someone?
to do something to change a situation so that you gain an advantage over someone or cause them problems, following a time when they had the advantages or caused problems for you.
How can customer waiting time be improved?
10 Clever Ways to Reduce Customer Service Wait Times
- Be open and honest.
- Practice proper communication.
- Improve hold times for customers.
- Have an organized queuing system for customer service.
- Adopt self-service measures.
- Use callback options.
- Focus training on business knowledge.
- Listen to your customers.
How do you entertain guests while waiting?
Here are their go-to moves.
- First things first: Keep everyone informed as much as possible.
- Make the actual check-in process as smooth as possible.
- See if timed entry makes sense for your event.
- If there’s no way to avoid a long line, make sure guests are comfortable.
- Offer interactive entertainment.
How do we observe the good manners while waiting the table?
Top Ten Table Manners
- Chew with your mouth closed.
- Keep your smartphone off the table and set to silent or vibrate.
- Hold utensils correctly.
- Wash up and come to the table clean.
- Remember to use your napkin.
- Wait until you’re done chewing to sip or swallow a drink.
- Pace yourself with fellow diners.
How can you make dining of your customer enjoyable while waiting at the table?
- Greet your diners the minute they walk in the door.
- Use respectful titles – sir, ma’am and miss work well.
- Don’t interrupt.
- Listen intently and pay attention to what they want.
- Be thoroughly versed on your menu. Ask questions and repeat their orders to make sure you get it right.