THE How-to Booklet of Solo Dining Tips & Strategies is now available.
Solo Friendly-Restaurant Contest 2001 results — DETAILED!!! To discover what solo diners
want/prefer in restaurants, click: Results.
Your customers speak out! Click: READ
Hot Tip for Restaurateurs
Planning to offer a communal table?
Here are some important considerations:
* 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
* 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
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.
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
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.
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 commentary — is 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.
If you have questions or comments about this Web page or site, e-mail: webmaster@SoloDining.com.
© 2010 SoloDining.com