By Doug Rixmann • March 15, 2023

Preparing for a Corporate Visit: Expert Strategies for Quick Service Operators

As a quick service operator, it's natural to feel overwhelmed when it comes to brand audits and corporate visits. These evaluations can be stressful, but with the right preparation, you can ace your next brand audit and worry less about corporate visits. Here are five tips to help you get ready:

  1. Stay up to date on brand standards. Make sure you and your team are familiar with the latest brand standards and guidelines. This includes everything from food quality and presentation to customer service and facility cleanliness.

  2. Keep your restaurant clean and well-maintained. A clean and well-maintained restaurant is essential for impressing corporate visitors. Make sure you are regularly cleaning and maintaining all areas of your restaurant, including the front of house, back of house, and restrooms.

  3. Train your team on customer service. Providing excellent customer service is a key component of any brand audit. Make sure your team is trained on the latest customer service standards and protocols and encourage them to be friendly and helpful to every customer.

  4. Practice and perfect your food presentation. The way your food looks is just as important as the way it tastes. Take the time to practice and perfect your food presentation to ensure it meets the brand's standards.

  5. Stay organized and keep good records. It's important to keep good records of all your restaurant's operations, including food safety and sanitation practices. This will make it easier for you to provide the information corporate visitors may request during an audit.

By following these tips, you can feel confident and prepared for your next brand audit and corporate visit. With a little bit of planning and preparation, you can focus on delivering the best possible experience for your customers and impressing the corporate team.

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