Friday 8 November 2013

Looks not tips the key to a good table in Paris

For the handful of NAMs that still treat buyer-lunches as a trade investment, latest news from Paris indicate a need for new facial KPIs in making a non-refuse lunch-offer to key buyers...

According to satirical weekly Le Canard Enchaine, it's the quality of diners' looks -- not the size of their tips -- that make the difference at Le Georges, the upmarket restaurant on the top floor of the Pompidou Centre, and the Cafe Marly, which occupies a prime spot within the Louvre museum.

Two waitresses who have recently quit Le Georges told the weekly that they were ordered to sort customers into the good looking and the, ahem, less good looking. Those who made the cut were seated in prominent positions at the front of the restaurant while those who got the thumbs down were ushered off to the back, preferably out of sight.

At the Cafe Marly, the pavement terrace was reportedly declared an ugly-free zone with anyone seeking to reserve by phone systematically told, "We'll do our best but we can't guarantee it," pending a looks appraisal on arrival.

Mobile KamTip:
To bypass the screening process, why not attach a badly lit pic of George Clooney/Sandra Bullock to your mobile request for a down-to-earth table in a spacious corner?

Have a real weekend in unreal times, from the NamNews Team!

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