Ten Easy Ways Waitstaff Can Add $10 to Every Check

Adding $10 to the check can put another $6 or more of gross profit into your register – and mean larger tips for your servers. When you multiply that by all the tables served during a shift it can really add up!

Here are ten different ways to add $10 to every check. And remember, many of these tactics can be accomplished as “to-go” items. Well trained waitstaff can sell “take it with you” just as easily as “today’s special.”

  1. 2 bar drinks + 1 appetizer =$10
  2. 2 bar drinks + 2 burger add-ons = $10
  3. 2 soft drinks + 1 appetizer + 1 side upgrade = $10
  4. 2 bar drinks + 2 side upgrades = $10
  5. 1 appetizer + 1 dessert =  $10
  6. 2 soft drinks + 2 side upgrades + 1 dessert = $10
  7. 1 appetizer + 1 burger add-on + 1 side upgrade = $10
  8. 2 specialty beverages + 1 appetizer = $10
  9. 2 soft drinks + 1 appetizer + 1 burger add-on = $10
  10. 1 soft drink + 1 appetizer + 1 burger add-on = $10

Take it one step further – Check out 7 Tactics for Takeout Sales Growth – Surefire ways to boost your sales and profits by increasing focus on your takeout business.

Well-trained servers can help your business grow! Hear how in Episode 42 of Dennis Knows Food. LISTEN HERE