Bloomsbury coffeehouse café is located in London UK. It is rated as 4.5 out of 5 stars from the trip advisors and visitors (Chen,2017). It provides people with 26 types of coffees and teas out of 1,213 in London. Talking about the location, it is located on 20 Tailstock Place, London WC1H 9RE, England. Near UCL Institute of education and in front of Leo Wing Chun Chinese Kung Fu Russel Square (Renard,1999). The café is located Straight from her brand street and then right towards Tavistock Place, underneath the St Athan’s Hotel.
The coffee house remains open from 8 am to 6 pm during the weekdays. However, timings are different on weekends as it opens at 1:30 pm at weekends and on bank holidays. Brunch timings of café are 11 am during the week and 1:30 pm on weekends and bank holidays (Ates et al,2014). The café offers daily cinnamon bins at 8:30 am along with extensive brunches and daily menu updates. Outside the area, there is a sitting place where a couple can have a fine and fresh weather. Free Wi-Fi and plenty of sockets are available for the customers. The timeout love city awards for the year 2018 consists of Bloomsburg café nomination. The company wants people to vote for them as it is their right (Boyer et al,2002). The café is listed as one of the best cafés to bring the laptop connects to the free wife and gets the work done along with a smooth coffee. As the café has huge numbers of plugs with decent music and amazing cafe taste. The food provided by the café is homemade. Talking about the Bloomsburg coffee house got attention (Heathcote, 2004).
I think the café is providing people homemade and hygienic foodstuff. A large amount of coffee chains is running in the UK including Costa Coffee, Starbucks, Café Nero, and many others but people have other options too. Competing these international chains Bloomsburg coffees shop is providing its best services to people. as the coffee house contains great taste, whole sharing ethos, the customers and items get involved in the friendly and decent environment of the coffee shop. The architecture of the café is great as it has designer furniture and settings (Arnot et al,2006). Celebrities such as Nicole Kidman, Kate Moss, Madonna, and many others have visited it many times. The coffee shop has the atmosphere of casual standards and elegant. The coffee bar contains many other smoothies and drinks even though if someone does not want to eat anything, they can only drink whatever they like. The bar portion has lightning and it is always busy with the crowd (Heizer, 2016).
The cafe shop does not have a huge square yard area. However, the outside sitting is quite broad. The staff members include general manager, assistant manager, supervisor, and a bar manager. Head waiter along with 8 waiters, 2 waitresses for the bar. The kitchen consists of a variety of chefs for the respective taste of food and drink. 3-4 senior chefs, a head chef with 2 assistant chefs. 1 cleaner for the kitchen is hired by the café management (Pijlman et al,2005).
All companies work to make their operational strategies real by putting some efficiency like knowledge, time, equipment, the transformation of ideas into services and products. The Bloomsburg coffee shop also transforms its ideas into its services by creating its operational model known as 4 V’s. these are variety, volume, variation, and visibility.
The Bloomsburg coffee shop is a small level café designed with elegant interior and furniture. However, it has the capacity of approximate 150-180 persons at a time. The shop can accommodate approximate 500-600 coffee orders. Operational key volume suggests their business organization and working.
After taking an interview, the reporters have found that waiters are always busy in providing best service to the customers. Waiters first take the order form the customers and then get to the kitchen. The kitchen procedure starts after taking the orders. The waiters are involved in overall service by providing good taste and clean food. The staff of Bloomsburg coffee shop is highly educated and have skills.
After looking at the menu, it is understood that the coffee shop has a huge variety of drinks, coffees, muffins, buns, and homemade sandwiches with some fast food variety. The menu consists of different dishes of fast food with 9-10 types of smoothies and drinks. Every sort of coffee is included in the menu along with the ice tea. An extensive brunch menu is available for each day. The price is very economical for students as it ranges from 10 pounds to 100 pounds for different dishes (Gupta,2004).
The bar menu consists of different varieties of drinks such as mocktails, mojitos, smoothies (berry and vanilla), freak shakes, and the price range is from 3 pounds. The crispy snacks and sandwiches are also present on the menu with tempuras, fish tenders, prawns, sushi, and whatever the guests require (Bradely,2015).
Sometimes negative feedback is also seen on the trip visitor’s website. As people mostly want healthy food and they want beef cutlets and beef tataki. Although, the company has a high variety of food a single negative comment can let down the business and delivery orders by enhancing the dissatisfaction of customers (Gupta,2004).
visits to coffee shops are seasonal. The customers visit a coffee shop in winters such as November to February. During the summer days, the coffee shop is often closed and the shortfall of customers is seen. The rise or fall in customer’s visit is seen regarding the seasonal conditions. As local customer visits the shop daily or maybe three to four times a day. However, London is most visited country by the world, and foreigners are attracted towards great interior and smart look. The satisfaction of customers is related to their loyalty so the variation is different in different seasons (Bartlett,2005).
Bloomsburg coffee shop is the high dimensioned restaurant because customers are able to see the live bar and coffee making. the kitchen is located just right of the bar and a wooden wall discriminates the two portions (Soysa et al,2015). Between the production and consumption, there is a time lag. Some coffee shops work deliberately and prepare orders for the customers very late. Customers keep on waiting for the order and due to the high visibility of the coffee shop, it is costly for the coffee shop to maintain the expenses. As the visibility is high the cots, skills, unit’s contents, and productivity is high. The brand name is well known for its customer service and production (Hoffeins,2005).
To achieve the strategy of the company, organizations are required to identify the operational performance objectives. The respective strategies are used to understand the performance of the company. The following five performance objectives are argued by journals which are speed, quality, dependability, and cost (Slater et al,2015).
Quality is the measure of providing right food item regarding the taste of the customers. it does not mean to be expensive. The ability to meet the demands and needs of the customer that are fit for the purpose and requirements includes quality of products, goods, and services (Kümin et al,2017).
- Quality of food must be high
- Service of food
- Brand image
- The environment must be nice
Performance against objective
As the Bloomsburg coffee shop has the high brand image and due to its image people are attracted towards it. The ability of waiters and atmosphere of the café is absolutely amazing as it has high-quality service and food. The cafe shop is agreed to fulfil the needs of the customer if the food item is not available in the café. As the trip advisor has stated the customer’s satisfaction on 91 percent and people have marked 4.5 stars out of 5 (Berry,2015).
Responding customer’s demands, speed is the degree of rapid ability of actions to perform tasks (Kümin et al,2017).
- Quick order responses
- Fast services in the delivery
Performance against objective
Sometimes the coffee shop faces a minor issue regarding taking and delivering orders. The newly hired staff is not trained and takes much time to get back to the customer. if the customer has to wait, he does not visit the café again. However, the chief executive of the café has discussed the matter with the waiters and the staff is trying to provide quick services as per high costs (Tomlin,2015).
Dependability is the ability of the café to deliver the services and goods that it has promised to the customers (Kümin et al,2017).
- Available stock for several orders
- Queues must be minimum
Performance against expectations
Many customers have left a negative feedback on TripAdvisor website. As it someone has to wait for some time they state that they did not get anything even after waiting for an hour. The general manager of the café has stated that they are providing complimentary drinks and muffins to the customers. however, this step has affected the revenue of the café. Dependability has affected the cost rates (Soysa et al,2015).
- Flexibility in Delivery time
Performance against expectation
When the purpose of flexibility is researched, customers have the flexibility to change their drinks and food item. Regular customers and members of the café get loyalty cards and discount vouchers. There is a specific 50 pounds’ coupon for the students who visit the café daily (White,2016).
- High price
- High quality
- Competitive prices
Performance against expectation
As the café is providing a high level of drinks and food items the prices are also high. To meet the best hygiene and customer service huge amount of money is required. As the relationship between costs and quality of gods in general (Soysa et al,2015).
The variety of food and drinks provided by the café is highly remarkable. However, variation is seasonal (McGlynn et al,2015).
Potential and daily based customers are targeted by the café. As customers order any sort of mocktails which are not present in the menu but the café management tries its best to provide such order. The policies are designed to hire waiters so that they can do every sort of work. Chefs and other administrators have two shifts depending on their payout.
Representing the systematic technique, the following 5s’ are used.
Sometimes they café needs extra employment which means if they require any employee they call him or her. If the café is not busy with the crowd no such employee is required.
The café has aligned a specific position for everything. It means that if they need anything specific they can get it easily.
Everything, everything remains functional and clean in the café. The company strategies order the management to keep the atmosphere clean and fine.
The supervisor is appointed and his work is to make sure that the café is doing its best to provide the services.
To keep the standards high and to improve the performance the café has developed a commitment and pride promise (White,2016).
The coffee shop has only one floor with not very wide square yard area. It has a bar section where people can get their live drinks while standing. 8 to 9 tables are present inside the café for sitting purposes. At the right side of the bar section, the kitchen is present. for the entrance, a waitress is standing always to greet the customers. A small private dining room is there for couples or any secret meeting. The customer service office and staff office is present downstairs as this area is only for management and administration use. Outside the café, there is a large sitting area for the students. The café is up to date and it reaches every expectation (Rankin et al, 2015).
- Staff timings and speed must be increased to meet the customers’ expectations.
- As guest have an issue while waiting for the order so the café needs to enhance the dependability.
- Improvement in the layout is required as people sometimes want to wait for their friends and family. From the bar to the sitting area there is no such space for standing even.
- As company loses money while providing complimentary dishes so the team must work for it.
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