Businesses similar to restaurants, electricity or power play a crucial role in its operations and not to mention, safety issues. More often than not, restaurants are operating in a fast-paced environment. Having said that, experiencing power outage spells problem in the establishment while disturbing the beautiful dining experience of your guests.
This is why restaurants typically have backup generators or an alternative power source such as temporary power poles in order to avoid such instance in the future. After all, stakes are high but if you fail to implement a plan and add a system, you’ll be quick to fall and lose on your competitors in the industry.
Therefore, play safe. Think of things ahead of time and know the appropriate course of actions to be taken during power outage. Set a plan on how you can resolve issues like:
- Customers plunged in complete darkness
- Kitchen equipment like dishwashers and fridge shuts down
- No access to water
- All major operational flow is disrupted
Failing to think of a solution to these situations can mean thousands of profits loss in your restaurant.
If you don’t believe me, let us enumerate the immediate consequences you’re about to encounter.
Lose Sales in many Ways than You can Imagine
Your stocks and your inventory will spoil as the freezer is filled with items without power to keep it running and do its job. Worst case scenario, if you or your staffs are not trained in appeasing guests due to negligence or lack of assistance, it might result in complaints and they might not return again. It will fire back as well because for sure, these people will be sharing their horrible experience in your restaurant.
Since you’re caught off guard, you’ll be at the mercy of power company to deal with these issues. But if you’re ready and trained and everyone knows the best practices, you will stand tall of these challenges.
Preventing a Situation from Arising
Luckily, you don’t have to bear these issues. There are methods on how you can prepare your restaurant for power outages. For instance, ensuring that your facility is up-to-date with the safety codes, aware of regulations on what must be done during a power loss, keeping a spare of external batteries or power banks for phones, establishing a sequence or workflow in case of such event and provide training to staffs on their specific roles in these instances.