How dining in the U.S. became so loud, and how restaurant owners can fix it
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The Trend Toward Loud Restaurants
How to recognize if your restaurant is too loud
- If people are trying to avoid the restaurant rush, this may be an indicator that it’s too noisy at dinner time. If more people start coming in before 6 pm, it may give you a reason to turn the noise down for a while.
- Are people requesting a quiet table? While your restaurant is going to have louder sections, customers shouldn’t feel the need to avoid certain spots of your building.
- People might ask for the music to be turned down. This probably isn’t because they are trying to be difficult. Generally, if one person is bold enough to ask for the music to be turned down, other tables have also been bothered by it and will be grateful for the break.
- If you are getting complaints, you should actively work to better manage your noise. This is the most direct way customers can show they are unhappy, and it is important to respond immediately to these requests.