Category Archives: Restaurants

January 2017

How to Select a Promotional Tumbler

They are so many tumblers to choose from it can be very overwhelming. Particularly, if you are looking for something new or different than you previously used. It really all comes down to what is important to your audience. In other words, if you will be giving away or selling the tumblers to a group of environmentalist you want tumblers that have as little impact on the environment as possible. For health conscious guests, BPA free is a first good Read More...

I could just do it myself in minutes!

It always fascinates me when a client says something like that. Maybe that is true but many more times than not, people do not realize how much of their precious time is actually spent selecting the “right” promotional product (or any other task for that matter). Then, there is the issue of quality and selecting the right item and having true after purchase help and future follow ups and what item should you do next, and what else is available Read More...

December 2016

Consumers Love Promotional Products

Americans have spoken: They love promotional products more than ever. For more than 200 years, these vehicles of promotion have integrated their way into daily life, serving not only as useful tools, but as powerful, long-lasting advertising media. Also see PPAI study HERE Read More...

Choosing a Personalized Promotional Item

OK, so you just need an personalized umbrella. You may be tempted to select the cheapest umbrella. You may decide to just go on the web, choose from what you find and just settle for the one that seems best (OTA style!). You may even call one of those web suppliers and, hopefully, speak to someone who knows about umbrellas, knows the hospitality industry and is truly interested in your needs and goals. Unfortunately, It is unlikely that this person, Read More...

November 2016

The Dad Hat is Back!

The Dad Hat is back! But what exactly is a Dad Hat? The Dad Hat actually began as a pejorative name. To the people who named them, they simply didn’t look cool. The Dad Hat is a baseball cap with a slightly curved bill, made of unstructured canvas or cotton. Millennials, who at the time of its naming preferred the flat bill, would make fun of the outdated hats their dads wore everywhere, from little league games to family barbecues. But Read More...

May 2016

A Guy At Starbucks…

It is fascinating to see how going to a coffee house use to mean spending time reflecting on things by yourself or chatting with friends. Nowadays, many think of coffee houses like Starbucks, Tim Horton, Dunkin Donuts.... as a place to connect online or get some work done on a wifi connected laptop. Consider the fact many coffee houses have "We have WIFI!" as the important sign on their windows and sometimes nothing else. They have quickly figured out that Read More...

April 2016

Hospitality & Attracting Local Customers

As customers ourselves, we are, actually, very in tune with our process in deciding which hospitality facility (restaurant, hotel, resort...) we decide to frequent. They are certain things we unconsciously look for before we settle on a facility and, Ken Burgin, in his podcast really spells it out well - we strongly suggest you subscribe (and no, we don't get paid to sponsor him!) Some simple steps (that require time and effort!) Offer local produce!? Part of going away on vacation Read More...

March 2016

Hospitality Business And The Small Details

In the hospitality business, we know that when we are taking care of our guest it's not just the actions of service such as pouring the water, handing out room cards, taking menus to a table... It's all the little pieces that are connected to the experience. Things like cleanliness can really impact the impressions the guest have on your business. Or when giving someone a seat that is wobbly or springs are coming out of it looks dirty Read More...
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