Ping pong, otherwise known as table tennis, emerged in the 1800s and is still popular in modern times. The game allows people to bond with friends and family, get closer to co-workers, and to stimulate the brain. The hospitality industry has moved a niche higher in business to include ping pong games in their restaurants. Event management companies that host food festivals are including game tables in these events.
Apart from the delicious food at these restaurants, ping pong game tables make customers stay longer or turn to return customers at the restaurant. There is evidence that ping pong game tables and other sporting activities provide an upper hand of the market share.
Below are reasons why good food tastes better when playing ping pong
1. lt Enables People To Develop Social Relationships
Apart from eating, people are social beings, and game tables are a way of offering a platform for socialization. A ping pong table could be the ice breaker, and after a couple of games, people tend to get closer to one another emotionally. The emotional bond created through such activities make customers stay longer at the restaurant, and the possibility of more food sales gets higher.
The type of bonding that results from playing ping pong at a restaurant with co-workers allows team building. Game tables have a way of putting people in a position where they have to work as a team to solve an issue. This means that the restaurant could turn into a hangout zone for co-workers when they leave their daily workplaces.
2. It Boosts the Brain
After having a delicious meal at the restaurant or a food festival, a game table is a great way to develop a clear and focused mind. Game tables are personal challenges that require one to outsmart their opponent and to focus on the ball. The physical reflex one makes during the game are fun and stimulating and allows people to free up their minds.
The kind of brain stimulation that results from ping pong creates a type of addiction to food customers in a restaurant. People are most likely to enjoy restaurants where they can interact with friends, family, co-workers, or their partners. Adding ping pong to delicious food can capture the attention of many customers who can then refer to others.
3. Ping Pong Teaches How to Win and Lose
Ping pong tables come in various types, and this allows the game to be played both indoors and outdoors in instances of events such as food festivals. One reason that customers would love to eat, and play ping pong is that it is a challenge that teaches one to win and to lose. In instances of a loss, the player develops an urge to do better and improve their strategies. Game tables have a way of keeping customers busy trying to figure out how they can improve their game.
In conclusion, sporting activities such as ping pong have the potential to add flavor to the food business. Game tables provide a platform to socialize, build connections, and engage customers while they enjoy their favorite meal or drink. Whether in a restaurant or food festival, people would be addicted to both the food and the ping pong game.