SERVICE WITH STYLE: How are they to work for?

Never shopped for them, but their sample reports on their website seemed very long. So how is this msc in general ?

Thanks Much.

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Been a long time, but used to do this pizza chain regularly years ago. Their platform was Prophet for those shops. No issues, straightforward, general guidelines. Fair fee and reimbursement.

Not sure how their shop style is these days.

Shopping the Greater Denver Area, Colorado Springs and in-between in Colorado. 31 year old male and willing to travel!
Been shopping for a long time. Either I have never heard of them or they never made an impression with me that I remember the name. Maybe they just did not shop in Southern California so I was never did anything for them. Would be nice to hear from others if they have big national clients and what the pay/reports are like.
They're on Shopmetrics now. Here's a link in case anyone wants to sign up. In my area of NW South Carolina, they seem to have restaurant shops. Not my cup of tea, but probably is for somebody else.... [sws.shopmetrics.com]
Nice, polite staff. Non problematic report as long as you do everything asked, ha ha. Long report, pictures, timings, minimal reimbursement. Think ACL like.
Oh boy. I haven't missed anything then. I don't need to work for another ACL-type company. There is NO problems with ACL, but I choose to find easier, shorter assignments.
Yeah, I'm not putting down the company. Seems like they ran a good operation. However, I'm looking for "quick hits", not things that take 3x as long and don't pay as well. I would rather do three $15 paying shops than to do 1 $50 reimburse (no pay) dinner shop that will have me writing for an eternity. If I really want to eat at the $50 dinner place, i can take the $45 pay I just made and enjoy myself and not be subject to the shop limitations and requirements.
@Madetoshop wrote:

Nice, polite staff. Non problematic report as long as you do everything asked, ha ha. Long report, pictures, timings, minimal reimbursement. Think ACL like.

I have never encountered a A-C-L shop with significant writing demands. Coyle, yes. A-C-L, never.
@Rousseau wrote:

@Madetoshop wrote:

Nice, polite staff. Non problematic report as long as you do everything asked, ha ha. Long report, pictures, timings, minimal reimbursement. Think ACL like.

I have never encountered a A-C-L shop with significant writing demands. Coyle, yes. A-C-L, never.
@ Rousseau Where did I say there were writing demands? Plus, I never mentioned Coyle but you did. I love ACL and Coyle. :-)
@Madetoshop wrote:

@ Rousseau Where did I say there were writing demands? Plus, I never mentioned Coyle but you did. I love ACL and Coyle. :-)

You said that they required "long reports." Not sure how a report can be long without writing demands.
I did several senior/assisted living shops for ACL. The reports were long and required a lot of details. One editor made things even worse. I have not done another one for ACL since.
Maybe things have changed with ACL, but I call them "too close of a look." They did a national pizza chain for a good amount of time (Lebron James invested) and wanted way too many details to make it worth it or enjoyable.

I have done some upscale dining with them too. ACL wants more detail than many other MSC doing similar shops. Everyone's definition of "long reports" or "writing demands" is different, but let's not act like ACL has the easier/shorter reports in the industry.

If I was a client, I would love the ACL reports due to the amount of details. As a shopper, I don't like the amount of detail required (for the lack of pay).
I only completed a single assignment for ACL, as the work:pay ratio was totally unacceptable to me.
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