Ways to Get a Good Tip

Money/Finances - Making Money
By: jen_jen    
16-Sep-2010
  • 01

    Be friendly

    This may sound simple, but it can be a lot harder than you think. A smile really does go a long way. Perhaps a customer does not treat you with respect, they still expect to be treated like royalty. Just remember, its only for fifteen min. you have to be their best friend. The tone of voice you use is also important. When being friendly with a guest, you have control over any situation.

  • 02

    Be personal

    Talk to the guest for a min about something that is beyond common lines. For instance, notice something about them that you can relate to. A sports jersey, where they came from, brands of clothing, or anything else you might take notice in. When making the decision to rememebr them, they will remember you. Ask the customers their names and then address several times througout the visit. The name will stick.

  • 03

    Be patient

    Sometimes it takes a few min. for a customer to decide what they would like to order. You can help them by making suggestions, but do it in a tone that lets them know there is still no rush. Have good mannerisms that allow them to feel comfotable with the time frame they are given. If they ask for a few min, try to wait the full few min. People enjoy being waited on, so wait on them, no rush.

  • 04

    Notice children

    Some customers will have children with them during their dining experience. Prep the table to fit the kids needs. Bring out crayons, some paper, or crackers. Bring out some fresh wipes to help the parents out. Towards the middle of the meal, go back to the table and have a converstaion with the kids. Children like to tlak about anything. They will tell you what shirt they had on yesterday, how they got to the diner, what their favorite activity is, and how old they are. This gives the parents a chance to eat and enjoy their meal. Go from waiter to parent for just over a min. I promise it will make the difference.

  • 05

    Check ups

    Not all check ups are bad. See what the table might be in need of. A refill, more napkins, dessert, check the food's temperature, a to-go box, or pre bussing. People do not enjoy chatting over a pile of dirty dishes, give them some wiggle room. Make sure the coffee is fresh or if they would like more creamer. A guest does not want to be forgotten, so smile when you walk by and make good eye contact. The rewards will be profitable.







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