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NEW! Updated, Enhanced and Totally Revised — 150-Plus Tips on How to Attract & Keep Solo Diners



Update on Solo Dining in Australia



Solo/Single Eating/Dining Market Considered



Successful Marketing of Communal Table Dining in The U.K. and Australia



Washington, D.C. Widower Shares Observations and Insightful Solo Dining Tips



TheRestaurantGame, U.K.-based Website Catering to The Restaurant Industry, Offers Its Take on Communal Dining



Hot Tip for Restaurateurs Who Want to Cultivate the Solo Diner Market



"Communal Table Coaching"



EATiQuette's The Main Course on Table Service



A Solo Diner's Wish List


THE How-to Booklet of Solo Dining Tips & Strategies is now available.

Visit: Lifestyle Skills






Solo Friendly-Restaurant Contest 2001 results — DETAILED!!! To discover what solo diners want/prefer in restaurants, click: Results.




Your customers speak out! Click: READ

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Hot Tip for Restaurateurs

Planning to offer a communal table?

Here are some important considerations:

* Location

* Naming the table

* Availability (meals: breakfast? lunch? dinner?) (every day?)

* Food service (entire menu? prix fixe?)

* Seating availability (reservation only/customer-driven?)

* Target market (business travelers/couples/singles/people without mates who are on the road?)

* Customer incentives to try table

* Table launch/Ongoing marketing




Here's an excerpt from "Sole Purpose," an article on marketing to solo diners published in the June 2010 issue of Cheers Magazine:
“We have some [women] guests that will stay in hotel that dine every night alone,” Wagner [L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon restaurant at The Four Seasons Hotel New York] says. “There’s something about the interaction that makes it less intimidating …Make it known that the staff will call a cab for or walk solo females to their cars,” [Marya Charles] Alexander says."
To read the article in its entirety, visit: Cheers Magazine

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EATiQuette — David Rothchild now offers an "Instructor's Manual," an accompaniment to:

The Main Course on Table Service

David Rothschild uses his own experiences during his decades in the business to help beginning servers learn the proper techniques while getting a taste of what it's like to be a part of the restaurant industry. His entertaining anecdotes also give experienced servers tips and hints on becoming more efficient and polished in their craft.

Note: The Main Course on Table Service
is now available in Print, CD and E-Book Formats.

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How does proprietor Ina Pinkney (Ina's — Chicago, IL) respond to a lone diner's, "Only one"?
"Every ONE adds to my bottom-line,"
she stated with a grin.


Are you ready to enjoy bottom-line benefits from catering to the huge, multi-faceted solo diner market?


Ina knows how to show her appreciation for solo diners' business — and how to attract it!


Do you?





Here's the Old (followed by the New):






150-Plus Tips on How to Attract & Keep Solo Diners (Pod Press; 1996) — No longer in print.






The NEW:


150-Plus Tips On How to Attract & Keep Solo Diners, 2nd Edition will help you get your share of this long-neglected huge hungry market!

Eagerly awaited by the industry in the United States and as far away as Dubai, 150-Plus Tips on How to Attract & Keep Solo Diners, 2nd edition — UPDATED, EXPANDED and ENRICHED with Internet commentaryis now available for purchase as a PDF file.

Here are tools to put into play today. 150-Plus Tips' huge array of insights, tips and strategies — emphasis: low or no-cost — will help you develop your own customer-winning combinations.




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