Do you run a restaurant? If you do, then I am sure one of the greatest challenges is figuring out ways to acquire customer in your place throughout the afternoon - particularly during the hours between lunch and dinner. You're still paying rent, utilities and other overheads - not to mention your staff - if the tables have been loaded or not. So how can you keep the cash coming in even if customers aren't?
As per a recent report from the New York Post, three cool new apps can help.
The initial is Lulu. I am thinking this app has its origins in the united kingdom because the "loo" is where you go. . .well. . .you need to go.
By signing up with this support, you're making your toilet facilities available to the public - for a price. Users of this service get to understand your location, your own hours and some other age limitations (maybe you're running a bar?) On a map which shows your location, together with other people which are making them readily available for people needing a character call.
The cost to you is not anything - customers get charged anywhere from $.99 to $3.99 for its use of your amenities and you also keep a commission. Based on how entrepreneurial you're, it is possible to provide visitors coupons or other advantages to actually partake in your own food and beverage instead of simply using the facilities. The app is currently analyzing in the new york area and will be available for general customer use there this summer.
Leave your baggage!
Apart from your bathrooms, have you got some extra room in your restaurant that could be utilized? If this is so, then you might want to register for Bagbnb. It's like Airbnb. . .but to get suitcases. Just like Lulu, users of this app can determine which restaurants are available to allow them to leave their luggage for daily while they tour around town. The cost is roughly $6 per bag, and you also get half plus, again, any revenues you'll be able to make from the added traffic coming through your door at the middle of the afternoon.
"It may be a little hectic in the afternoon when you have ten people lined up ready to fall off their bags," Chelsea Feldcher, a supervisor at Pennsylvania 6, a restaurant nearby Penn Station, told the New York Post. "But obviously any extra earnings is fantastic for us and we're introducing new people to the restaurant." Her restaurant began using Bagbnb a couple of months back and is now pulling in about $2,000 a month. She also says that roughly a quarter of those bag-leavers wind up eating or drinking in her restaurant. Unlike Lulu, Babbnb is available in dozens of cities across the world.
Switch your restaurant into a shared workspace
Eventually, for the laptop-toting crowd desirous of a quick online connection and small peace and quiet, there's KettleSpace. This app, which has only been around for approximately six months, is signing up a community of member restaurants willing to offer their distances to freelancers and entrepreneurs ready to pay up to $99 per month for a membership fee to make the most of an office-away-from-their-office.
Besides being calmer and with a web connection faster than the typical Starbucks, additional incentives are providing include free coffee, snacks and foods. Consider this a less expensive option to co-working spaces such as WeWork. For many restaurant owners, KettleSpace can also be providing extra money. "It is newfound cash for us," one restaurant owner stated in the Post story. "This has the potential to reach $3,000 to $5,000 per week for us, which could slash my rent around 30 percent."
Sure, the restaurant industry is tough. But, because of the sharing market and a few smart applications, owners of some eateries are finding new ways to help them offset their working expenditures - and also draw in new clients.