No, you may not play music from your iPhone

I recently had a great dinner at Central Kitchen in San Francisco. Yes, the food was amazing. Yes, the service was friendly and attentive. But, the music was outstanding! On the podium at the door you can pick up the attached card which details that evening’s playlist.

Investing in great music pays off. You cannot allow your restaurant manager to to play his or her “mix” from their iPhone. They may love it but most of your customers won’t.

At dBar in the Four Season Toronto, F&B Director Marc Dorfman introduced Bellosound to revolutionize the music in the bar. They boldly invested CAD$150,000 to get the speakers right and they spend CAD$200,000 year on their music and DJ program. But, it’s paid off. F&B revenues between 9 p.m. and 1 a.m. have soared 160% since the program began. Great music talks!