Common Restaurant Problems & How to Fix Them

Owning a restaurant isn’t for the faint of heart, and we’re pretty sure you already know this! The food industry can be high-risk, heavy competition, and require perfection in the details. It’s not uncommon for businesses to fail in the first year, so whatever you can do to ensure your success is a worthy investment. At Fast Fix LLC, we help restaurants all over the Mid-Missouri area with commercial kitchen repairs, so we see our fair share of businesses in the food industry, and we want to see you succeed. Here are a few things you can do to give your business the best possible chance at success, and even how Fast Fix LLC can help.

Fast Fix #1: The Menu

This can be one of the most common problems that a restaurant owner will face. Creating that perfect menu is a balancing act between too few items and too many, the best price, and even a theme that works well together. It’s important to find a focus while putting your menu together, so here are a few tips to help make some sense out of your menu:
  • Place your most popular items together
  • Don’t use dollar signs
  • Keep the menus clean, no grease, food, or water stains
  • Update your menu and prices at LEAST once a year
  • Make sure that your staff is trained thoroughly on the menu

Fast Fix #2: Customer Service

It’s no surprise that poor customer service can be a deal-breaker, especially in a restaurant. You want to create an environment where your customers will want to return again and again. While this can be aided through great food, table settings, and a great ambiance, but if the service isn’t up to par, customers will remember THAT. Take time to make sure that your entire team from the management to the hostess and the wait-staff and busboys are dedicated to top-notch customer service.

Fast Fix #3: Marketing

Taking a step towards successful marketing may require a plan and a lot of effort, but it can be one of the single most important things you do for your business. In fact, many smaller restaurants don’t have a solid marketing plan as they are consumed with day-to-day operations. Here are a few ways you can pay attention to your marketing:
  • Streamline your brand, from your mission statement, logo, graphics, and guidelines
  • Make a marketing plan
  • Have a responsive website made
  • Utilize social media
  • Create an email database
  • Start a customer loyalty program

Just a few little tweaks and modifications can make a huge difference in what you are already doing.

Fast Fix #4: Maintenance

After being in business for a while, it’s easy to forget about the maintenance of your machinery - but this can vitally impact your business. If you are looking for a commercial kitchen repair company in Mid-Missouri, Fast Fix LLC is here for you. We understand the value of having your equipment maintained and working properly, which is why we created our maintenance program. You have enough on your mind, you don’t need to be thinking about when the last time you had your oven or deep fryer serviced!

Let Fast Fix LLC Help!

If you’re ready to learn more about our company, we would love to get to know you! Visit our website to see what services we offer, what types of equipment we work on, and how we will be one of the best tools for your Missouri restaurant. Fast Fix is only one call away when your commercial kitchen equipment needs to be repaired in Mid-Missouri!

Fast Fix LLC. Restaurant Equipment Service & Repair - 

Walk-In One Call Does It All! 

Fast Fix LLC. Restaurant Services
3362 State Road JJ
Kingdom City, MO 65262

Columbia: 573-544-0456
St. Louis: 636-327-8349


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