LRA Members, We Need Your Expertise!
In a recent Business Insider article, the age-old debate of splitting restaurant checks evenly versus paying separately has been thrust into the spotlight, particularly with the rising sentiment in favor of individual tabs. As diners increasingly advocate for paying only for what they consume, restaurant owners are facing the challenge of adapting to this shifting etiquette while maintaining efficient service.
The article highlights the growing frustration among diners who feel burdened by the expectation of evenly splitting the bill, especially when they've ordered less or more affordable items than others in their party. With the proliferation of payment apps like Venmo and Splitwise facilitating individualized payments, the practice of evenly splitting bills is being called into question.
In light of these developments, restaurant owners and members of the restaurant industry face a critical question: How can they successfully navigate this trend of individual tabs while ensuring a seamless dining experience for their customers?
As members of the Louisiana Restaurant Association (LRA), your insights and experiences are invaluable in addressing this issue.
How have you adapted your restaurant's policies or procedures to accommodate requests for separate checks?
What strategies have proven effective in managing customer expectations and maintaining operational efficiency during peak dining hours?
We invite LRA members to share their thoughts, strategies, and
best practices for handling separate checks tableside in today's dining landscape. Your input will not only contribute to a broader understanding of this evolving trend but also provide valuable insights for fellow restaurant owners and industry professionals.
Comment and tell us what you think.