People who work in the restaurant industry may be noticing they are on their feet a lot more, trying to service an influx of customers. Anti-fatigue mats in the kitchen can help relieve the stress of being on your feet for extended periods of time, and it’s a good idea for managers to invest in them as they look to keep their staff on for longer hours.
According to Nation’s Restaurants News, restaurant patronage is on the rise. The news provider reports that same-store sales rose by 4.3 percent during the month of June. The previous month had increased by 3.6 percent, which was the highest growth since January.
The news provider reports that the resurgence is behind low gas prices, an overall stable economy and a high level of consumer confidence. These factors have led to more people returning to the restaurant scene, which had previously taken a big hit from the recession.
Just because a restaurant is busy does not mean that service can fall by the wayside. According to Forbes, you want to make sure that service is attentive, but not overly annoying. This means keeping an eye on guests’ water levels, whether the menu is down on the table or if people are looking around for assistance. During busy times, it’s best to have a full staff to accommodate these needs.
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