Just the other day my friend Danielle and I went to brunch at Spoon in NYC and it was delicious! I had yummy baked eggs in a skillet and a spicy Bloody Mary. I would recommend it if you’re in New York. Anyway — we checked in using Foursquare to see if there were any deals. In fact, there was a discount of $10 off when you spend $10! Score! Or so we thought…
Turns out they “had to update our Foursquare deals” and we were told it didn’t apply anymore. Buzzkill! Isn’t that false advertisement? Anyway — this post is not to gripe…it’s to bring attention to a thing called customer service. We told the waitress we were disappointed — she apologized and we finished our meal.
A Bloody Mary and Mimosa later…she brought out a complementary cupcake! I didn’t want this baked good and neither did Danielle — but it was the thought that counts. It’s what turned this blog post from bad to good! 🙂 It’s the little things that you do that can make all the difference in how you do business and how you live life. Our waitress made me smile and we will be returning to that restaurant despite the Foursquare snafu.
But not every server is always as gracious — and that’s why you need to read Danielle’s new blog “The Customer Service Revolution!” It’s less than a week old but she’s been gathering material for years! I’ve never seen anyone get more free stuff, exclusive deals or “I’m sorry cupcakes” than Danielle. We didn’t have to do much at Spoon to be treated right — but sadly that’s not the norm. Danielle has great tips and tricks to get better customer service everywhere, every time! Please check it out.