Blogs / Articles

Lunch Specials: Driving More Customer More Often 
25-Apr-24: David Kolakowski
Lunch specials, Delivery, Takeout, Partnering, Advertising, Healthy Options, Social Media, Customer Service
The New NJ Liquor License Law 
19-Jan-24: David Kolakowski
Alcohol, Liquor, Drinks, Restaurants, Bars
The 220th New Jersey Legislative Session concluded earlier this month, with the new session beginning on January 9th. Read below to learn more about the legislation that moved during lame duck and signed into law. Read More...
BAD Happy Hour Offers should you STAY AWAY from? 
16-Jan-24: David Kolakowski
Happy Hours, Specials, Deals, Food Specials, Drink Specials
At After5Specials, we find a lot of places that offer really bad happy hour specials. A bad happy hour offer is one that fails to attract customers, does not provide sufficient value for the money, or creates a negative experience. Here are some elements that can contribute to a happy hour offer being perceived as less appealing: Read More...
How to get your waiter or waitress to give you the best service 
15-Jan-24: David Kolakowski
Waitress Service, Restaurants, Customer Service
A key part of your experience is based on the interactions you have with your waiter or waitress. Building a positive rapport with your waiter or waitress can contribute to receiving excellent service and therefore increasing you chances of having an awesome experience. Here are some tips to enhance your dining experience. Read More...
How to pick a restaurant that has reasonable prices 
5-Jan-24: David Kolakowski
Restaurants, Prices, Value
Choosing a restaurant with reasonable prices involves a bit of research and consideration. Here are some tips to help you pick a restaurant that fits your budget Read More...
How to determine a good happy hour offer 
1-Jan-24: David Kolakowski
Happy Hour, Specials, Entertainment, Fun
A good happy hour offer is one that attracts customers, provides value for their money, and creates a positive and enjoyable experience. The After5Specials app is designed to make it easier to find those great specials that lead to enjoyable experiences. Here are some elements that are commonly considered as part of a good happy hour offer Read More...
Credit Card Processing Surcharge Fees for Restaurants: THE LAW 
21-Dec-23: David Kolakowski
Restaurants may charge a Credit Card Processing Surcharge fee as long as it does not exceed the Restaurant's actual cost for processing the credit card. Surcharge fees may only be applied to credit cards and are prohibited on any prepaid card transactions or debit card transactions, even if the cardholder using a debit card chooses "credit" at the point of sale. Read More...
How to Get Action from Your Management Retreat 
7-Dec-21: David Kolakowski
Presentation, Corporate, Retreat, Management, Meetings, Strategy, Focus
Running an annual corporate strategy meeting to set the agenda for the upcoming year can be a very productive process and is highly recommended. The key to its success comes from the structure and organization of the meeting, using an independent facilitator and having a process to follow up on the great ideas, action items and goals that come out of the meeting. Read More...
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