The Worst Customer Service I’ve Ever Seen

When Vanessa and I were on vacation we saw the worst display of customer service of our lives.
There was a table of about 8 people that were clearly drinking lots of wine, a bonus for a restaurant as alcohol is very profitable. 
They ordered a bunch of steaks, the filet at this place was $95 and I think almost all of them ordered it. Without even doing the math this was well over a $1,000 dinner tab. 
The food took a very long time and they expressed their concern to the waitress. 
After about 20 more minutes no food was out. 
They got up and went right to the manager and said they were leaving, to cancel all of the steaks.
The manager, without asking any questions, snapped back at them. 
They went back and forth, literally right in front of our table.
The manager finally yells at the top of her lungs and basically says “get out of here”.
It was awful.
I have so many ways that this could have been saved and turned into a positive experience for this table and the restaurant would of gotten paid. 
Instead, they got no money, most likely a very bad review, will never get any of the 8 as repeat customers and had 8 $100 steaks wasted (they had them almost ready but the stupid manager failed to even realize it).
Here is the truth in business.
Even the best in the world make mistakes.
It’s never what happens that’s the issue, it’s how you respond.
Many times, mistakes can actually strengthen relationships if they are handled in the right way. 
Here is a fun fact: The number one reason why doctors get sued is from a failure to apologize.
When something happens and you mess up, you need a system to make sure everyone on your team gets this right. 
We use have a 5-step recipe we use when we get a complaint:
1.  Acknowledge it
2.  Apologize
3.  Take action to make things right
4.  Thank them
5.  Document it
I will be going over this in more detail with the SPF mastermind in Orlando next month. 
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