One visit, two completely different customer service experiences

Real World Story: Recently I spoke with two friends separately about a restaurant they both visited together. To my amazement, they each recounted a completely different experience from this one visit. One friend had a horrible experience from the moment she drove into the parking lot until the moment she pulled away. In her opinion, […]

The steak house with no service sizzle

Have you ever been to a “nice” restaurant where the service was horrible? Real World Story: A client and I were recently at an upscale steak restaurant in a small US town to give a presentation to a small doctor’s office. The presentation was to start at 5:30 pm. We arrived 45 minutes early to […]

The importance of explaining the “why” in customer service

Have you ever had an experience at a company that made you think “Wait, what?” Real World Story: A friend of mine relayed the following story: “My husband and I were going to one of our favorite restaurants, Café Zupas, in Salt Lake City, Utah. The restaurant serves homemade soups, salads and sandwiches. We arrived […]