In today’s overly competitive restaurant industry, customer retention is more important than ever. Patrons have more options than ever before when it comes to restaurants and cafes to give their business to, and they’re going to visit the places where they feel most comfortable - and places offering exceptional customer service.
It’s common knowledge among business owners and marketers that keeping your current customers coming back through the door is much more efficient and less costly than acquiring new customers. In today’s competitive environment, consumers have more options than they can choose from. This is why restaurateurs and retail store owners should be concerned with not only attracting new customers, but keeping the ones that they already have.
Customer attrition is a natural occurrence in any business. No matter what you do, some customers will simply not return to your place of business. Whether this is a fault of your own or not, it is important to establish and execute an ongoing, measurable strategy to reduce customer attrition.