How can restaurants make dining out a great experience? It’s the little things that count.
My family went to dinner at Applebee’s the other night. The food was good but minor annoyances practically wrecked the evening. My hubby Bill forgot his glasses and couldn’t read the menu. The place was an icebox and daughter Gwen and I were freezing. Finally, there was a bratty kid picking his nose in the next booth, which ruined all of our appetites.
“There’s not much you can do about that stuff, is there?” you ask, rhetorically.
“Au contraire” I say (with a really authentic French accent). These problems are opportunities in disguise. Opportunities that the savvy restaurateur can now exploit, thanks to Peg-Co.
Introducing the Anti-Whine & Dine line of customer care advertising products. With Peg-Co, the smart restaurant owner can improve the dining experience and imprint their name in the customers’ mind at the same time. It’s a win/win situation!
Take a look at some of our ingenious products:
Personal Gross Shield: Dining room real estate is so valuable that people are packed in like sardines. A diner is bound to be off his feed when an obnoxious kid is picking his nose only a foot away. A nauseated diner is one who does not order those all-important appetizers.
Now you can rescue that cheese-sticks order with the Personal Gross Shield (PGS). With a PGS strategically placed between the offended and the offendee, your more sensitive patrons can look at your logo instead of their disgusting neighbors.
Bon Bun Warmer: In a typical restaurant the staff spends all their time running in and out of a steamy kitchen while the patrons do nothing more strenuous than sit on their booties, sipping a cold one. The sweaty staff controls the thermostat – no wonder most restaurant dining rooms are colder than a meat locker!
A frozen customer doesn’t linger. If you can’t keep Chilly Charlie’s buns in the booth, how are you going to round out his order with those profitable extra drinks?
Introducing the Bon Bun Warmer – the advertising Snuggie!
The next time Freezing Fran whines about an Arctic draft blowing on the back of her neck, you’ve got her covered. Your corporate logo custom-embroidered on the cowl ensures she won’t forget who to thank for putting an end to her personal ice age.
Elton John Ad-Eye-Wear: What physical complaint is shared by 80% of the over-40 population? No, I don’t mean a nonexistent sex drive. Ha ha! Seriously. The most common symptom of aging is the inability to read a thing without magnifying glasses. What to do if a diner forgets his drug-store cheater glasses? While you don’t want patrons reading the really fine print (i.e. that bleu cheese costs $2 more), they can’t order at all if they can’t see the menu.
Spare your customers the indignity of an arm-stretch contortion session with Elton John Ad-Eye-Wear. While they peruse the menu in squint-free comfort, everyone else will be staring at them. That’s because these stylish glasses turn the wearer’s face into a living billboard!
Waist Not/Want Knot: Extra-generous restaurant portions leave some patrons in danger of popping a button. This is especially true with the all-you-can-eat buffet.
Now customers can make room for dessert (ala carte) with the Waist Not/Want Knot. This clever extender ties on to the over-indulging customer’s belt or waistband. The genuine faux metal (plastic) belt-buckle emblazoned with your logo provides extra stomachal AND advertising real estate. Patrons will proudly wear this fashion statement long after leaving your establishment.
Medicine Treasure Chest: Lots of places provide toothpicks for their patrons, but why stop there? If picking your teeth in public is acceptable, there are lots of personal hygiene products the savvy restaurateur can slap their name on. How about advertising dental floss? Nose hair trimmers? Bikini wax kits? A well-stocked Medicine Treasure Chest in your lobby tells your customer you care about them AND their hygiene.
(Don’t forget to lay in a supply of extra Personal Gross Shields first – they make a great, tie-in advertising opportunity as well as shielding your more easily offended patrons.)
Call and talk to one of our trained monkeys…er, agents, to find out how Peg-Co can help grow your business.
With Peg-Co’s line of Anti-Whine & Dine products, the smart restaurateur can be a modern-day Rumpelstiltskin spinning the straw of inconvenience into golden profits!