Posted in Visiting The Featured Businesses 2012 on March 05, 2012 by Administrator
Friday, March 2, 2012 my friend and I visited Shokudo Restaurant on Kapiolani Blvd, right in front of Ala Moana Center. I was hungry and a friend joined me. We were sat as soon as we both arrived and the place was 90% full. We started with water and hot tea. My friend suggested that we order a few things and share. Well its a Japanese restaurant and I can't remember all that we had but I was full when we left. The Udon was excellent and the rainbow roll was my favorite. Shelly our waitress was delightful and made our lunch time experience quick and easy. She knew all about the discount when I handed her the ADC card and the $8 discount was taken off the bill. The place was clean service was excellent. The bar has been set it seems over the past week I'm happy to say. Next week should be just as tasty I'm sure. Shokudo is definitely a place to go for drinks, dinner and lunch.
Posted in Visiting The Featured Businesses 2012 on March 01, 2012 by Administrator
February 29, 2012 we visited Chart House Waikiki
Posted in Visiting The Featured Businesses 2012 on February 28, 2012 by Administrator
Last week my son and I visited Taco Del Mar. It was Monday, February 27, 2012. My son just got out of school and was hungry so we decided to eat a late lunch at Taco Del Mar in Hawaii Kai. We've been here many times but the crew had changed a little. They were quite busy, but were very accomodating to our needs. The girl took our order for two Mondo Burrritos. Buy one get one FREE so a great deal. The ingredients were FRESH and the service was excellent. When it came time to pay the bill I handed the gentleman behing the register my Aloha Diners Club Card. It has my name on it because it's registered and the numbering makes it look like a credit card. The gentleman proceeded to lell me that they dont take "DINERS CLUB" Credit. I explained that its not a credit card, but a membership card with the Aloha Diners Club. He was new, but help was on the way. Three of the assisting girls there explained the entire program to him including the manager. They even knew the punch number on the back. I ws thoroughly impressed. I am guessing that the gentleman behind the register was a new managing partner for the Taco Del Mar Group because after introducing myself to him he showed his repect for our little membership program (30,000 strong).
I've decided to visit all of the businesses in the Aloha Diners Club this year. There are over 145 so it'll be interesting to see how it turns out. So far though I am pleasantly surprised.
Ok.. We've all seen it. Group coupon Special Buys. We market for all kinds of businesses and the question always arrises, "what's in it for me"? Well with groupon the vendor gets only 25% of the offer. So out of $100 the business will only receive $25. That meens that a restaurant that works on a 30% food cost now pays the customer to come to their restaurant. Now what does that business receive in return? Good question... In our club we actively market all of our businesses to the good "buyers" in Hawaii. There isn't any business in Hawaii that can argue that they lose money with our membership. In fact, we've had many featured businesses applaud us on the quality of our members. Its true, if you have quality members going to quality participating businesses you get a winning combination. So to all of you that jump on those emailed offers from the "coupon groups" be aware that they give very little in return for what the businesses are giving them. I hope you enjoy the "ADC" that's been around for 35 years and going strong.