Imagine making an online reservation for two at one of your favorite restaurants, and a few hours before you and your dining partner arrive, you get a text message. The text contains a personalized offer for two of your favorite desserts if you spend $75 or more. Though you weren’t planning on splurging, you decide to opt for the steak instead of the chicken, pushing your check total just over $75. After you finish your entrees, your waiter appears with two slices of decadent cheesecake, delighting your partner and making your night that much more memorable.
FSTEC, an annual technology conference for the foodservice industry, took place Oct. 1 – 3 in Orlando, FL. Como had the pleasure of attending the event, meeting with executives from some of the 240+ foodservice operations, and participating in educational and inspirational sessions.
Customer engagement is the depth of the relationship between customer and brand, describing a connection between the two that can encourage awareness and brand loyalty. In an increasingly competitive business environment, improving customer engagement can become the defining characteristic of a successful retail or hospitality company.