What are some fun incentives for my employees?

I am a restaurant manager, and my wait staff require a little more motivation. I need some ideas for fun contests, or other incentives to get them excited about their jobs.

Asked By: Jackie M - 6/18/2009
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you could motivate them by actually giving them raises based on how well they do.
Answered By: The New 10242 - 6/18/2009
Additional Answers (4)
Customers could fill out a survey, rating the service with each waiter/waitress from 1 to 10. The staff member with the most positive feedback, should get a VISA gift card.
Answered By: tropicalfancy - 6/18/2009
How about a slip to be served with the check in which customers can rate the service? Three questions maybe along the lines, "The food was served promptly" with checkboxes alongside "agree" and "disagree." We went to a recipe the other day and my father complained that his food wasn't hot anymore. He left a lousy... More
Answered By: Dorothea - 6/18/2009
Silly Hat Day - Winner gets a prize - such as free meal or tips matched dollar for dollar (if in a country where tips are used... More
Answered By: Cassie L - 6/18/2009
Cold hard cash... More
Answered By: smedrik - 6/19/2009
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