Going to a Chinese Buffet in Albuquerque for a Tasty Business Lunch
Posted by James Moore
Nothing bonds people better than having a fun time while eating scrumptious food–it could even make talking business more productive and enjoyable. Brett and Kate McKay writes in their article posted at the Art of Manliness blog:
“The term “power lunch” went out after the 80s along with awesome phrases like “gag me with a spoon,” but meeting for a meal with a potential client, investor, or business partner remains an excellent way to network and connect with folks who could help further your career. Breaking bread with another person creates a more intimate and casual connection and can foster positive bonds and good feelings.
But only if you handle it like a pro. Because sharing a meal also tends to reveal more about you and your habits, which makes you more vulnerable to doing something that will turn off the person you’re trying to woo. So it pays to prepare.”
Albuquerque’s position within the New Mexico Technology Corridor makes it viable for businesses to set up shop with relatively safe work environments. At the same time, the friendly and family-oriented attitude of Albuquerqueans is a plus for businesspeople to interact better. In fact, one good way to get the ball rolling will be to invite colleagues or potential clients for a business lunch at a Chinese buffet in Albuquerque such as Lin’s Grand Buffet.
Laying out the need and purpose for the lunch may be a challenge. When inviting a prospective client to lunch, you must assure the person that as the host, you will pay for both your meals while you give each other a chance to talk about important matters.
Identify the food preferences of your guest(s) as this can help you decide on which restaurant to make a reservation at. Carefully read through the restaurant’s menu to ensure that your guest(s) have a variety of palatable options. For instance, some restaurants like a seafood buffet in Albuquerque can take ala carte orders, thereby providing a more diverse dining experience. Moreover, it’s even better if you’ve been to the place before and can vouch for its food quality and service.
On the day of the business lunch itself, confirm your reservation and arrive at least 15 minutes ahead of the scheduled time. Use that breathing space to attend to personal matters while tasking the receptionist to watch out for the arrival of your guest(s). Make sure that the waiter knows you’ll be having a business lunch to reduce interruptions, and have the check ready after the meal.
A properly organized business lunch can open new opportunities for you and your guest(s). Who knows what excellent deals or profitable plans you can agree on over a tasty meal?
(Source: Your Guide to the Perfect Business Lunch, The Art of Manliness)