As ‘Back to School’ promotions start in stationery shops and clothes stores, it’s an important time for bars and pubs to make the most of Manco’s services to make sure your pub pool tables and fruit machines are ready for Freshers Week.
The new influx of students – not only the first years or ‘Freshers’, but also those returning for their second and later years – will descend on university towns in early to mid-September, usually with one to two weeks of scheduled frivolity before the serious work of studying begins again.
It’s a boom time for bars and pubs located close to university campuses or halls of residence, with levels of custom at their highest all year for some establishments.
So it’s crucial that your profit-making pub pool tables and fruit machines should be up to the task of keeping these new customers entertained, not only to maximise takings during Freshers Week, but also to keep them coming back in the weeks that follow.
Manco can refurbish pool tables to get them ready for this spike in demand – nobody wants their coin slot to jam on the Monday of Freshers Week, and maintenance is best when carried out proactively, rather than reactively.
We can work with colleges and universities that have gaming machines on your premises, whether in a student union or a common room, and often in such premises a little maintenance goes a long way, as students tend to be more respectful of equipment in their own union than in a public bar or pub.
If you have mechanical coin slots, we would also suggest considering upgrading to an electronic cash box; this opens up more opportunity to set your price per game at whatever level you want, while students can pile loose change into the pool table rather than needing a pocket full of 50p’s or £1 coins.