Enhance your dining experience with a game of pool

If there’s one table you shouldn’t neglect in your pub or restaurant, it’s your pool table, which gives diners a great way to add some extra fun to their eating-out experience.

A pub pool table brings some variety to your venue, and is especially good to set a more informal mood in relaxed dining rooms.

Here are five reasons why a pool table is an excellent addition to any eatery, whether it’s a pub, restaurant or even a student union, common room or refectory.

1. Instant aesthetics

Installing a pool table immediately brightens up any room, with the coloured fabric helping to set the scene.

Pool table fabric doesn’t have to be green – it’s available in a whole rainbow of different colours – so whatever your interior design scheme might be, there’s a pool table to match.

The table itself, including the cushions and the legs, can also be several different styles, from traditional wood to modern laminates – it’s up to you.

2. Pool before pud

A frame of pool is the perfect length to let a main course settle before ordering dessert, to increase total food sales (and reduce the risk of indigestion).

Or if your punters don’t want pudding, a game of pool can keep them engaged and on your premises for after-dinner drinks, whether that’s coffee or something stronger.

3. Clear the table

If you rely on diners leaving their table so you can seat more paying customers, a pool table gives them somewhere else to go while staying on your premises.

This can add up to better customer retention, as well as the ability to seat more covers over the course of an evening – which all adds up to greater earnings over time.

4. Extra revenue stream

A pool table is a revenue stream in itself – so as well as selling more food and drink to customers who stay for longer, you’ll benefit from the direct pool table receipts too.

We can supply pool tables on a profit-share arrangement, so you only pay us a percentage of your takings, or you can pay us a fixed monthly fee and keep 100% of your pool table’s proceeds.

5. No fuss necessary

Manco Automatics make it as easy as possible for you to install a pool table in your restaurant, hotel dining room, pub or student union.

We even supply all the consumables, such as chalk, at no extra cost. So, there’s no need to ever run out of the essentials to keep your punters playing for as long as they like. For a dining expereince unlike any other call us on 0161 870 7777 or send us an email to info@mancoautomatics.com

Quiz Machine Maintenance

Quiz machine maintenance doesn’t have to place huge demands on your time, especially if you adopt a ‘little and often’ approach to avoid any major problems developing.

Some quiz machine maintenance you can take care of yourself as part of your daily or weekly tasks, while other aspects are best left to the professionals – so call in a Manco engineer if you’re not sure on 0161 870 7777 and we’ll be on the scene ready to help.

Here are some common quiz machine maintenance tasks to put on your schedule, to keep your pub quiz machines running at their best for as long as possible.

1. Clean the case and screen

Give the exterior casing a quick clean regularly – either as part of your daily closing time routine, or at least once a week.

Take care when cleaning the screen, so as not to damage the touchscreen functionality, but it’s important to remove any dirt and greasy finger marks so it continues working well.

2. Check the coin slot

Make sure the coin slot is working correctly for all denominations, as well as the bank note feeder if your quiz machine has one.

If your quiz machine is a few years old, make sure it has been updated or upgraded to accept the 12-sided £1 coin and polymer banknotes, so you’re not rejecting potential revenues.

3. Update the games

Quiz machines need a network connection in order to update the games and the question packs – which can prevent players from learning the answers by heart!

If possible, give your quiz machine a permanent network connection, and regularly check that it is correctly installing any available updates to offer the latest games and new questions.

4. Have a go!

The best way to check if a quiz machine is working is to try playing the games. Look for any parts of the touchscreen that aren’t responding, visible glitches on the screen, sound problems or games that don’t load correctly.

Having a go yourself gives you a first-person taste of the player experience, so make it part of your regular quiz machine maintenance and you’ll be able to tell if anything isn’t quite right with your machine before it becomes noticeable to your customers.

5. Planned and responsive maintenance

Finally, speak to your Manco engineer about a planned maintenance schedule and keep our number handy in case you need to book an emergency callout.

We can fix many minor problems on-site and can supply temporary and permanent replacement quiz machines if yours suffers a major malfunction – so whatever goes wrong, we’re your best call in a crisis.