- Joined Jul 30, 2007
okay, so here's the scenario...last night's special......'Grilled Organic Scottish Salmon with Mango Ginger Habanero Glaze and Blueberry Mango Salsa'. Served with fresh ramen noodles tossed with sesame, seaweed, edamame and asparagus. With a cup of soup or house salad....Price $35 good seller...a customer upon getting her check asked the waitress if she had made a mistake on the special price...no, no mistake. customer while loving her meal said she would not have ordered the special had she known the price (huh?,just for starters, its organic salmon), and that the waitress never told her the price. she asked the waitress why she didn't. the waitress with cartoon bubble, says i thought that you would have asked the price if you were interested to know, or if it was a problem? we normally do not give the price with the special unless asked. personally i think it's tacky and takes away from the effect of the special. i want customers to think about the food in the special, not the price. if you want it, what does the price have to do with it?(within certain limits obviously). no one ever asks the price. they know it will be slightly higher than our regular menu items, but reasonable and it will be 'special'. in fact some of our regulars come in just for the specials. i'm not saying i'm right, i'm just saying this is how i do it.. soo, what do you do? do you quote the price with the special? as a customer, do you want to know the price beforehand or are you okay with asking the price if you are interested or is the onus on us to give it? thanks......happy 4th all....no third degree burns form grillin!