Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and yet as many as 53% Americans, according to a study of 10,000 Americans by Instantly, say they skip it at least once a week. 12% of them said they never have breakfast. The reasons they have ranged from ‘no time’ to ‘not hungry in the morning’.
These facts might not surprise you. But what if another study by Hotels.com shows that breakfast is the number one amenity guests look for while booking a hotel room. If the breakfast is complimentary, you’ve won their hearts.
The observation here is – guests might not always have breakfast at home but when staying in a hotel, they very much want it.
So, why are hotels expected to serve breakfast?
Because hotels are supposed to be a place where guests can relax and be pampered. A sumptuous and leisurely meal in the mornings is something that their busy schedule doesn’t allow them to have on a daily basis. So, when they come to your hotel and find that you are willing to pamper them with a wholesome breakfast, they will be mighty pleased. A satisfying breakfast makes the guest comfortable and one good word from them on social media can bring you popularity and business.
Now comes the next question. How can you offer the best hotel breakfast experience?
Giving your guest the best hotel breakfast experience will need more than beautifully plated food. This is not to say that this would be a difficult task. Here are a few tips that will make your guests love the breakfast table.
Variety of Food: When it comes to breakfast, each individual has his/her own preference. Some have juice, some tea/coffee, some both. Some like their bread un-toasted with butter, some like it toasted. The list can go on. Using a few simple kitchen gadgets, like coffee maker and toaster, you can serve a wide variety of food and please every guest.
Local Cuisine: Don’t forget to lay out a separate section of local cuisine for the curious tourists.
Serving Niche: Youngsters are more and more opting for low-calorie food and vegan cuisine is also catching up fast. Add these options on the menu and you will be good to go!
Happy Staff: Train your staff in welcoming the guests and treating them with warmth. Receiving smiles early morning refreshes the mind. Also, some guests can get fussy with the choice of their food. Your staff will need to be patient.
Live Egg Counter: This goes without saying but a little bit of reiteration does not hurt. Eggs are one of the most important items of breakfast. But everyone likes it in a different way. Some like it as an omelet, some prefer boiled, while some go for scrambled. A live counter can cater to each of these needs.
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