No matter the season, enticing customers into your restaurant and sharing a positive experience with them is a must. Sometimes customers come for the aesthetic and Instagram-worthy food pics, but other times they need a little nudge to get in the door. Cue the chalkboard sidewalk signs that can lead to a giggle or spontaneous dining moment. We know these phrases can be tricky to come up with, so we’ve compiled a list below.
And now that you have your customers in the door, getting them to tip becomes a next priority. Sometimes in the restaurant world, an empty jar silently implying “tip me” just won't cut it. For restaurant employees whose income heavily depends on tips, it can quite literally pay off to spend a little extra time getting creative with your tip jar and chalkboard sayings/drawings. This is especially true for food trucks, coffee shops, and most grab-and-go type places where takeout shines above dining in.
Tipping restaurant employees is a way for customers to show their appreciation for the hard work and service provided by the people we rely on to fulfill our daily cravings - aka you and your incredible team. Unfortunately, the hard work put into making these favorite meals is often overlooked. While customers gush over their slice of pizza, the tip jar just a few feet away from them stays empty. And we know you deserve better.
In support of all the baristas, cashiers, bartenders, back of house cooks, and counter attendants, we’ve compiled a list of tip and chalkboard ideas to inspire you and your team to get creative. Have some fun with it and tag us on social media if you use any!
People love to share their opinion, so why not entice them to “vote” between two tip jars with these ideas:
Get new customers in the door with these clever phrases and sayings.
We hope you enjoy these fun ideas and make them your own! Switch them up monthly or even weekly to give your regulars something to look forward to and share a laugh together.