Life Lessons we've Learned From Board Games
Updated: Feb 11
At Perfect, we have a soft spot for playing games. Sure, we’re all business when reimagining how restaurants work, but we started as game designers and inventors and that creative foundation still influences everything we do today.
The key to great game design is to create an immersive, multi-sensory experience. The measure of how much fun one has when playing is directly related to how connected one feels to the game and how much a game pulls them out of their normal day. We create immersive, multi-sensory experiences for both consumer and crew members that make the ordering and pick-up process easier while also reducing human error in the back of house. It’s kind of like a really fun game for adults with delicious food at the end. In other words… we make the work of running a restaurant not feel like work at all.
Along our winding road to creating integrated, connected tech that smooths back of house flow and enhances front of house management, we’ve played a lot of games and we’ve learned a lot of lessons.
Here are the top lessons learned from our favorite board games:
Climbing a ladder beats falling down a chute any day. Sure, running a restaurant is hard work, but it’s a lot of fun, too. You’re the boss, you get to grow team members and you get to fill bellies with delicious food. Chin up! Grab the next rung. Keep going.
It’s never as easy as Colonel Mustard in the library with the candlestick. To figure out who dunnit, you need more data. Our platforms track over 1,000 measurements from your restaurant every single day and systematically recommend profitability improvements so you can make smarter decisions to grow your business.
It takes a long time to conquer someone else’s territory so make sure you don’t lose any ground. Respond to changing customer needs with our contactless Perfect Pickup solution and maintain consistency and accuracy with every order using our Perfect Kitchen platform.
It takes more than one hit to sink a battleship. Yes, you’ve had those days (weeks…months…) where it feels like you're in a war with competitors, but the good news is you’re still in the fight. You’ve got a lot on your side and even more with us fighting for you. We use innovative design thinking to solve problems and create the best customer experience, so give us a call. We’re here to help.
With some serious stretching, you can get your right foot on blue. Heavy competition and ever-evolving consumer trends are a lot to keep track of. Staying flexible is the best way to maintain sanity. Our platforms are created to work with existing technologies while also remaining nimble enough for easy updates, giving you the freedom to run your business with support instead of structure holding you back.
And probably the most important lesson: In the real game of Life, no one gives you $10,000 for doing nothing. With overhead, equipment, food, packaging, delivery fees, manager salaries and crew wages pulling from profits, squeezing every penny from that bottom line is critical to making money. We’ve got a few ways to help increase your profitability. We’d love to chat with you about our Perfect Kitchen, Perfect Pickup and Perfect Pickle solutions.
We’re ready when you are.