I guess this is a different slant on things, but it's a scenerio that many restauranteurs face on a daily basis:
Handouts, freebies, whatever you want to call it.
Right now bloggers seem to be the worst. Vancouver has over 150 restaurant-type bloggers, and getting my name in the paper or on radio/tv is double edged sword.
See, now they know I exist.... Of course one could question as to how the paper/radio/tv people knew I existed--for 3 years now in this business, but I digress.
Today I get a request from one blogger who wants two free seats to my "High Tea" Saturday afternoon. Why two? Seems he wants to take his mother. That's nice, does his mother write the blog too?
After a moment of though, we e-mailed the blooger stating that we would be delighted to provide one complimentary meal and the other with a 10% discount. Tactfull planning had it's effect, the blogger his still deciding on a booking date....
So how do other restauranteurs deal with this?
Customer's thoughts on blogging and Palm Beach Syndrome?