Anyone who has ever worked the front of the house in a restaurant, café, or bar knows that sometimes, things get pretty hectic. From waiting on tables and greeting new guests, to relaying special orders to the kitchen, being organized is the key to making sure that everything runs smoothly.
There’s no better tool for getting organized than a stack of guest checks. Whether you’re running a fine dining restaurant, or a classic diner, giving your servers a selection of guest checks to use when taking orders, and tallying up bills will help them in more ways than one.
A common trap that some servers fall into is thinking that they don’t need to write down customers orders. Either they’ve been in the business for a long time and think that guest checks are for newbies, or they have certain mental tricks to help them remember each order. Sometimes that works, but more often, that server remembers the big orders, but forgets some of the smaller details – what temperature a customer wants their steak prepared, or if there’s a salad order substituted for a side of fries.
Make their job a little easier by keeping stacks of guest checks at every serving station, and encouraging staff to use them to take orders. Guest checks are easy to use, and will actually increase the speed and efficiency of your serving staff. Available in a number of different options, from lined server pads to carbonless, two-part loose checks, these guest check books will help servers, and kitchen staff avoid mistakes, increase profits, and reduce waste.
Plus, our Booked Guest Check Boards feature menu prompts, such as appetizers, soup/salads, entrees, and desserts. These simple tools remind your staff to ask about adding extras onto diner’s orders, upselling traditional menu items, and increasing your profits.
For many restaurants, multi-copy guest checks are an invaluable tool. While the server keeps the top copy, the second, carbon copy, is handed to the kitchen. Single copy guest checks are ideal for restaurants that have POS (Point of Sale) systems. That means that the server can take orders on the guest check, then enter those orders directly into the system, eliminating the need to give a copy of the guest check order to the kitchen.
With so many different options, you’re sure to find the right guest check system that works for you and your staff.
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