I am in Bangalore for an agile training for a client. I’m staying near our office in Koramangala so I went to this chinese restaurant called “Sichuan” near Raheja Residency for dinner. First of all let me say that its a really good restaurant. If I had to nitpick, it was a bit warm in there but that’s about it. Food, ambience, service, rates, everything is very nice.
I had a soup and a main course that was delicious. Even the fresh lime soda was nice. So I am absolutely positive that they can serve excellent desserts as well.
But… there’s a Natural’s ice cream store just next door!! (Natural’s is a very well established brand in India). I overheard the waiter ask at least 4 customers if they’d like to have dessert and they all very frankly told the waiter that they would have it next door. No offense meant and none taken either!
The Sichuan restaurant clearly has two choices.
- Make better dessert than the Naturals chain
- Strike a deal with naturals so that they either serve natural’s ice cream at the restaurant / give some kind of discount on naturals ice cream if you’ve dined at Sichuan
What would you do as the owner of the Sichuan restaurant?