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It’s on the house

Whether traveling for business or pleasure, there comes a point where eating in restaurants becomes tiresome. And predictable. That’s why it came as such a refreshing change this summer in Dover, England when we visited La Scala Italian restaurant. As he served our 8 and 10 year old girls, the proprietor added, ‘If you finish all your supper, I’ll bring you some ice cream.’ He looks at Lydia and I and adds, ”on the house.’ After the main course, he offers Lydia and I some cappuccino; again, ‘on the house.’ Finally, he brings gelato for the girls, and lemoncellos for Lydia and I. The liqueurs are naturally ‘on the house.’ The bill was not cheap, but all the extras made it seem like a bargain. The proprietor knew the value of being REMARKably different. What are you providing for your customers ‘on the house’?

 Jeff Mowatt is a customer service strategist, award-winning speaker, and bestselling author.   For more tips, training tools or to inquire about engaging Jeff for your team visit


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