Rewarding Loyalty

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Table Service

We love going there, the team know us, the manager knows us, there is always a great atmosphere and it is a real treat that we always look forward to.

The little touches are so important, finding you a good place to sit, recommending a special wine, suggesting a new beer, letting you have a sample on the house, asking your opinion about things they are doing…all in all a great place to eat, drink and relax.

The manager was telling us that they were thinking of introducing a “loyalty card” system to reward the regular customers – For every X number of meals you would get one free as well as some other benefits.

The truth is they don’t need a loyalty card system because they always reward our loyalty with their great service.

Instead of giving me one free meal for every ten we order and processing this through a card system, I’m pretty sure that I prefer being looked after in an informal, discretionary way…not because I have “earned” or qualified for my bonus meal.

Give me a drink on the house, a free dessert, a great seat, a warm welcome …it’s better than any card!

Places that don’t know you, might need a system to encourage repeat business and reward loyalty in an official way ….the great places never need a system!

Greg Canty is a partner of Fuzion

Fuzion are a Marketing and PR firm with offices in Dublin and Cork

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4 Responses to “Rewarding Loyalty”

  1. Jennifer Ritchie Says:

    So true, the ‘magic touch’ that keeps customers coming back for more. I will keep this advice for our impending restaurant project, thanks!

  2. Keith Cotter Says:

    Greg, are you going to tell us where ‘there’ is? What is that place you love going to so we can sit is the good seat and savour the atmosphere. Can’t beat a great place, wherever ‘there’ is….

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