Why Ask Guests If It’s Their First Time at Your Restaurant?

Bar to Home, Fort Mill, South Carolina

Over the last week or so, I have been in the process of moving, and once the kitchen was packed up, that meant no more cooking. I have never been a take-out or delivery food person, so I found myself dining out far more than usual—a rare move but necessary once my trusty cast iron was sealed away in a box.

With so many new restaurants and bars opening all the time, I...