About hiring a valet parking service for your restaurant... PART ONE

About hiring a valet parking service for your restaurant... PART ONE

When restaurant customers can't easily park, some of them go elsewhere for their meals. What's the solution? It could be the hiring of a valet parking services provider. But these services bring risks. Here is a quick overview of the problems and fallout that could be dumped upon you at any time when your restaurant offers the convenience of valet parking...

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Pro Tip: Use "on demand" valet when attending a large event instead of the venue's valet service, or self-park!

Pro Tip: Use "on demand" valet when attending a large event instead of the venue's valet service, or self-park!

Among the very attractive advantages to using one of the new "on demand" valet parking services is that they can cost you less than a hotel's valet service AND get you in your car faster while simultaneously providing a lower risk of vehicle theft and other problems.

When these services run properly, it appears to be a great thing. Here's more on why I think you should avoid using a venue's valet parking service during a large event...

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What to do when valet locks the keys inside your car...

What to do when valet locks the keys inside your car...

Yes, this happens. Somewhere today it is going to happen again to a valet customer. This is one reason why it is a good idea to bring a spare key with you whenever parking your car with a valet service. Keys do get lost and keys do get locked inside the cars. Not often, but it happens. Bring a spare key with you for just in case. If you didn't do that, then here are some suggestions on how to handle this situation... 

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About hiring valets for your house party...

About hiring valets for your house party...

Valet services at house parties are a thing now. It's got some "wow factor" to it. Are you considering hiring valets for your upcoming event? The "eenie meenie miny mo" method of selecting a valet company is not the way to go. Let's try a more logical approach to vetting these service providers. Here is a list of questions to go through and the clear expectations you should be setting...

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