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Lifestyle shoppers (fine dining, luxury hotels), what are your favorite MSCs?

Hi all -- I'm relatively new to this, but as someone who spends hours writing reviews on TripAdvisor with nothing to gain but some internet likes, I'm surprised I didn't think to sign up for mystery shopping sooner. Am on my way to completing my first few restaurant shops with... Continue Reading

360 Intel - Fine Dining

A quick question.... I just picked up a fine dining shop for this evening from 360 Intel. (I know, out-of-character for me.) The guidelines clearly state that I need to make a "reservation between 5 - 8 pm." There were no open reservations before 8:00 PM, so I have an 8:00... Continue Reading

Fine dining bar shop in Rogers, AR needed this weekend!

Good afternoon, Customer Impact has a bar service shop available for a fine-dining steakhouse in Rogers, AR that we're needing to shop ASAP. This is for 1 or 2 adults, any day from 6 pm - 9 pm. It has a $12 shopper pay, $100 reimbursement, and $12 reimbursement for parking.... Continue Reading

Question about fine dining assignment writeups....when is it too much?

I've been checking out other companies and it seems like the requirements to do a fine dining (or even casual dining) shop is nuts. I mean, 3 pages of material to sort through, remember this and that. Then fill out like 4-5 pages of questions. I'm working with one company... Continue Reading

Bar and Fine Dining Reviews

When you encountered an error, do you speak out and ask the bartender/server to straighten it out, redo the check or correct the change? Or do you keep quiet and report it on the evaluation? That may defeat the purpose of the bar integrity shop. Most bar shops... Continue Reading

Fine dining and "Sit down" restaurant companies.

Hi shoppers. I am shopping for probably ten plus companies, but never see any fine dining opportunities or sit down restaurants other than Chevys. What companies have ample dining shops that aren't fast food? Thanks so much for your help. PS I'm a shopper in northern California, Bay area.... Continue Reading

Fine Dining in Striking Locations - MA & RI

The Sentry Marketing Group is currently recruiting shoppers for a fine dining project in your area. The shop features thoughtful food, world-class hospitality and striking locations. There is one Lunch location, and two locations with a Dinner with wine service scenario. Requirements: o Lunch or Dinner with weekday and weekend scenarios... Continue Reading

Fine Dining in Striking Locations - MA & RI

The Sentry Marketing Group is currently recruiting shoppers for a fine dining project in your area. The shop features thoughtful food, world-class hospitality and striking locations. There is one Lunch location, and two locations with a Dinner with wine service scenario. Requirements: o Lunch or Dinner with weekday and weekend scenarios... Continue Reading

Fine Dining in Striking Locations - MA & RI

The Sentry Marketing Group is currently recruiting shoppers for a fine dining project in your area. The shop features thoughtful food, world-class hospitality and striking locations. There is one Lunch location, and two locations with a Dinner with wine service scenario. Requirements: o Lunch or Dinner with weekday and weekend scenarios... Continue Reading

Fine dining dinner shop: Wailea, HI

Good afternoon, Customer Impact has a fine dining dinner shop for 2 at a seafood restaurant in Wailea, HI that we're needing to get assigned ASAP. This dinner shop is available any day, but does require a reservation! The time frame is 6 pm - 8:45 pm, with a $10 shopper... Continue Reading

Fine Dining in Striking Locations - MA & RI

The Sentry Marketing Group is currently recruiting shoppers for a fine dining project in your area. The shop features thoughtful food, world-class hospitality and striking locations. There is one Lunch location, and two locations with a Dinner with wine service scenario. Requirements: o Lunch or Dinner with weekday and weekend scenarios... Continue Reading

Fine dining seafood dinner shop for 2: Wailea, HI

Good afternoon shoppers, Customer Impact has one last dinner shop available for 2 in Wailea, HI that we're looking to assign for this month. This shop is for a fine dining seafood/fusion restaurant chain, available any day 6 pm - 8:45 pm. Shopper pay is $10 with $140 reimbursement for the... Continue Reading

Fine dining steakhouse dinner shop available in Greenville, SC

Good morning, Customer Impact has a steakhouse dinner for 2 available in Greenville, SC that we're looking to fill soon. This shop is a bar and dinner, so a visit to the bar (either before or after your dinner) IS required! We reimburse up to $150 for the meal and $20... Continue Reading

Fine Dining in Striking Locations - MA & RI

The Sentry Marketing Group is currently recruiting shoppers for a fine dining project in your area. The shop features thoughtful food, world-class hospitality and striking locations. There is one Lunch location, and two locations with a Dinner with wine service scenario. Requirements: o Lunch or Dinner with weekday and weekend scenarios... Continue Reading

Fine dining seafood dinner for 2: Wailea, HI

Good afternoon, Customer Impact has one dinner shop for a fine dining seafood restaurant in Wailea, HI that we're looking to assign this month. This shop is for 2 adults, is available any day 6 pm - 8:45 pm, has a $10 shopper pay, and $140 dinner reimbursement. Our client prefers... Continue Reading

Two fine dining seafood dinner shops available in Hawaii: Honolulu & Lahaina

Good morning! Customer Impact has only two dinner shops left for a well known fine dining seafood restaurant chain in Hawaii this month. Each shop is for 2 adults, any day between 6 pm - 8:45 pm, and involve a dinner and bar visit. They pay $10 shopper pay... Continue Reading

Seafood/fine dining dinner shop for Lahaina, HI (Maui)

Good morning shoppers, Customer Impact has one last fine dining shop for a famous seafood chain in Lahaina, Hawaii this month! This is for 2 adults only and involves both a dinner and bar portion of the shop. The pay is $10 with a dinner reimbursement of up to $130 and... Continue Reading

Fine Dining Restaurant Shop

Has anyone ever done a shop for Ruth's Chris Steakhouse? I've always wanted to eat there, but of course cannot justify spending that much on a meal. Now that I may be reimbursed to try it, it seems as though I may finally get to try it! If you've done... Continue Reading

Fine dining seafood dinner needed ASAP: Waikoloa, HI

Good afternoon! We have one last bar & dinner shop for a fine dining seafood restaurant in Waikoloa, HI. This shop is for 2 adults only, and is available any day this week/weekend. It has a $10 shopper pay, $20 bar stipend, and up to $130 reimbursement for the meal.... Continue Reading

Fine Dining Brazilian Churrascaria Restaurants

The Sentry Marketing Group is currently recruiting experienced shoppers to complete Fine Dining shops. The shops will have some specific scenarios involving payment types (Cash Only, CC Only, Half Cash/Half CC). ---- Requirements: o Dine in during lunch or dinners hours, weekday or weekend, may include specific arrival times o Evaluate the food, service, cleanliness of... Continue Reading

Fine dining seafood restaurant: Koloa, HI

Good afternoon shoppers, We have a dinner for 2 available in Koloa, HI that needs to be assigned very soon! This shop is for a fine dining seafood restaurant. The pay is $10 with a reimbursement of up to $140. Dinner runs from 6 pm - 8:45... Continue Reading

Fine Dining - No Reservation

Good Saturday to all. Have any of you performed a fine dining shop where the requirements are NOT to make a reservation? Dining in our fabulous city during prime time i.e. Saturday evening has proven to be a packed house each and every time we go whether it... Continue Reading

Fine dining

I need a to describe my last casual or fine dining restaurant experience, yet Ive very rarely had fine dining experiences any help would be greatly appreciated.... Continue Reading

Fine Dining Restaurant shops available in San Jose, CA -- Burlingame, CA & Houston, TX - easy report!

Greetings Shoppers! JANCYN, Inc. is scheduling shops for popular restaurants in the cities below. San Jose, CA 95128: Burlingame, CA 94010 Houston, TX 77024 *Dine at bar, one alcoholic beverage and food must be ordered. 8pm 9:30pm Sun-Thurs only Pay $5 plus up to $40 reimbursement for you and a guest. ... Continue Reading

Bare International fine dining restaurants

Anyone done these outside USA? Reimbursement amounts are minimal. Do you think they are ok with us going over? Any input is welcome.... Continue Reading

fine dining restaurant shop Happy hour 3-6pm

Do you like seafood. Visit this fine dining establishment and get up to 95.00 reimbursements and parking/valet 5.00 reimbursement. contact me pm or email me at juanita.wrigley@a-closer-look.com or register at www.a-closer-look.com... Continue Reading

fine dining restaurant shop Happy hour 3-6pm

DO you like seafood. Visit this fine dining establishment and get up to 95.00 reimbursement and parking/valet 5.00 reimbursement.... Continue Reading

Fine Dining Lunch, Brunch, and Happy Hour with Dinner shops in MA

A Closer Look now has increased reimbursement on this shop up to $90!!! We have happy hour at the bar plus dinner and lunch shops. These shops must be done M-F, but dates are flexible. If you are intereseted, please contact me! Ilissa Nelsen, SchedulerA Closer Look http://www.a-closer-look.com email: ilissa.nelsen@a-closer-look.comVoicemail: 888-446-5665 x293Text: 860-506-5470 Are... Continue Reading

Fine Dining Lunch, Brunch, and Happy Hour with Dinner shops in MA

Hello Shoppers! A Closer Look has shops available at a fine dining establishment in Burlington and Chestnut Hill. There are lunch, brunch and Happy Hour at the bar with Dinner shops available. Dates are flexible! You must dine with 1 adult guest (21 or over). No children are allowed. Please contact me if... Continue Reading

Fine Dining in NH

Hello Shopper, Jancyn is looking for motivated shoppers for a local Restaurant near you! Lunch or Dinner If you would like to shop for Jancyn, please visit the website: Jancyn.com to register. Then email me for further information. Areas needed: Bristol 03222, Laconia 03246 Shop pays $10.00 plus up to... Continue Reading

Fine Dining in Striking Locations - MA & RI

The Sentry Marketing Group is currently recruiting shoppers for a fine dining project in your area. The shop features thoughtful food, world-class hospitality and striking locations. There is one Lunch location, and two locations with a Dinner with Wine Service scenario. Requirements: o Lunch or Dinner with weekday and weekend scenarios o Dine in... Continue Reading

Reoccurring fine dining shops in Burlington, MA!

This fine dining restaurant provide top-quality food at a great value in a casual neighborhood tavern atmosphere. Lunch and dinner shops available! These are monthly shops! This shop requires two guests that are 21 years or older (No children are allowed) You must eat in the dining room (not in the bar... Continue Reading

Fine dining lunch or dinner mystery shops in Chestnut Hill, MA!

This fine dining restaurant provide top-quality food at a great value in a casual neighborhood tavern atmosphere. Lunch and dinner shops available! These are monthly shops! This shop requires two guests that are 21 years or older (No children are allowed) You must eat in the dining room (not in the bar... Continue Reading

What TYPE of shops do you benefit most from and why? i.e. Fine dining, Fast Food, Hotels

Mine are a combination of Video Beusiness Office Shops - because they pay well with little hardly any reporting and Restaurants - because I like to take family members out to a nice meal without having to pay for them.... Continue Reading

Chicago Fine Dining

A Closer Look has many high-end, casual and fast dining shops available every month. Reimbursements $15-$350 plus our popular multiple location pizza shops pay $8 plus reimbursement. email me today for more info and how to sign up julie.green@a-closer-look.com... Continue Reading

Fine dining scenario help wanted

I have done fine dining shops before, but not valet there. Will it be weird that we valet our very average model/average age car on an unseasonably nice day? What is a normal tip for complimentary valet? Only tip upon return of the vehicle? I'm comfortable with the online menu, but... Continue Reading

Boston Logan Airport Sea Food Fine Dining

I need a shopper flying to, from or through Boston Logan Airport Terminal E. This is a post-security shop. Badged employees are encourage to apply. Shoppers interested but not flying can purchase a refundable ticket, complete the shop then get a refund on their ticket. This has been done at... Continue Reading

Fine Dining at Boston Logan

I need a shopper flying to, from or through Boston Logan Airport Terminal E. This is a post-security shop. Badged employees are encourage to apply. Shoppers interested but not flying can purchase a refundable ticket, complete the shop then get a refund on their ticket. This has been done at... Continue Reading

Fine Dining: Need to take picture but server asks me to cut into steak to check temperature

At a fine dining shop, if the server asks me to cut into my steak to check if the temperature (i.e., medium rare) is appropriate, how do I get the picture first? Do I just tell him/her I want to send a picture of my meal to my teenager... Continue Reading

How to ask to close-out the bar portion of a fine dining shop without the tab being transfered to the table?

There are some MSCs that allow the shopper to order a non-alcoholic beverage in the bar prior to dinner in the at a fine dining restaurant. In the past, when I've ordered wine, I've told the bartender I wanted to close-out my tab in the bar since my employer... Continue Reading

How hard is it to get a perfect score (100%) from a Coyle fine dining shop?

Is it rare for Coyle to rate a fine dining shop report at 100%? What is considered to be a good score for them? I want to be selected for their hotel shops, but I am wondering if anything less than a 100% will prevent me from doing so.... Continue Reading

For Sentry, how many casual dining shops does one need to do before being eligible for fine dining shops?

Does Sentry have any guidelines regarding how many casual dining shops a new (to them) shopper must do before they will be eligible for fine dining shops? (Obviously, I'm assuming the casual dining shops were acceptable and were done well.) In other words, is there a magic number... Continue Reading

Fine Dining - how long would you wait for service

Tonight I had a fine dining shop where the server did not greet us at the table after being seated by the hostess. I waited for 12 minutes before asking another server nearby for assistance. She then got us our server who apologized for the long wait. ... Continue Reading

Fine dining requires 2 people only 1 available

Help! I'm scheduled to do a lunch shop today with 2 people but my friend is sick and MSC is off for weekend - go ahead and do it or take the hit... Continue Reading

Fine Dining Return Item

I have a fine dining shop tonight with a new requirement. I have to return one item and report what happens. I hate to do this, particularly if it turns out all of the items are perfect. Anyone completed one like this. Any suggestions?... Continue Reading

Advice on fine dining reports

First, I would like to thank everyone that responded to my posts all your suggestions are very helpful and those that PM'd me very much appreciated! So I've done two upscale fine dining shops now, both companies required a very detailed narrative with exact timing of when things occurred. ... Continue Reading

Fine Dining Note Taking

I have been performing fine dining assignments for about a year so they are not new to me. However, I am certain there must be a better way to take notes than using my cell phone every 15 minutes. I basically keep Evernote open and quickly jot down... Continue Reading

fine dining tip?

I have completed fine dining already, but I have one coming coming up soon and its the first one ive done that requires specific timing. Example: time entree ordered and how many minutes and seconds until you received that order? How do you time this down to the second without... Continue Reading

Anyone ever have a meal comped at fine dining restaurant?

This was a first for me. On Friday my spouse and I went to a fine dining restaurant that I've been to in the past. I specifically asked if a dish contained mushrooms, as I am allergic. I was told no, so I ordered the dish. ... Continue Reading

Third time with the same waiter at a fine dining restaurant

Just my luck, we got the same waiter for a third time at a fine dining shop. He was great the first 2 times. He was REALLY off his game this time. The service was awful. It's going to be hard not to compare him to... Continue Reading

Hotel and Fine Dining Shop Companies

Hello - Can anyone let me know the mystery shop companies that post higher end dining, hotel, and cruise shops. I have found three of these companies and am sure there are more, but cannot find anything else in my area no matter how many times I check back on... Continue Reading

How to Remember Items on Fine or Semi-Fine dining

Hello all- I have one of my first shops upcoming at a semi-fine dining venue for dinner. It is with one of the companies known to require the most detailed reports (yes, I realize they may not be the best MSC for newbies). My question is how do seasoned mystery... Continue Reading

Friends who request that you treat them to a fine dining shop

Just wondering what everyone's thoughts are on these? I have taken friends who do not shop and typically it is for when I want to reciprocate a favor bec. I feel like I am paying for dinner but it is my option to do it in the form of a... Continue Reading

fine dining

I have done many fast food and even mid price restaurants but I have been afraid of the fine ones. There is one that gives you an allowance of $150 so you know it is better than what I have been doing. Anyone out there done any and is it... Continue Reading

STN fine dining shops

Well did one. I have worked for them forever. But Got a huge clarification notice which I sent right off. Question is they want me to confirm exact times re when order was placed and received, appetizer same, etc. Now I did my best but as... Continue Reading

MGC Bar Fine Dining

Hi. Does anyone have any experience with the bar portion of this shop? How do you keep up with bar transactions?... Continue Reading

no more fine dining shops for me - not with a guest anyway

i once did a fine dining restaurant shop (last summer) with a guest, but won't do one ever again unless it is solo, as far as i'm concerned. it was great food (a really excellent meal at $75 for two people). i invited my good friend whom i've... Continue Reading

% Work in Fine Dining, Video, and All Other

Do you video shop and do fine dining? Would you share the percentage of your dollars that are in video shopping, the percentage in fine dining reimbursements and fees, and the percentage in all other jobs combined? I am not doing video and fine dining, so... Continue Reading

Who are the MSCs that do fine dining & chain restaurant shops?

Hello everyone! I am unable to locate a list anywhere that states what MSCs do restaurant shops. I see plenty for banks, FF, etc. But I'm looking for restaurants. Specifically, Ruth's Chris, O'Charley's, Chili's, Outback, Carrabba's, Cheesesteak Factory, PF Changs, etc. I am in NC. Please post the companies I... Continue Reading

Fine Dining Restaurant Shops

I recently completed what I'd consider to be my first one of these. I think I'd been a little gun-shy about doing them, not knowing what to expect from the report. However, it wasn't bad at all, and now that I've gotten my feet wet, I'd like to... Continue Reading

Discussions of Fine Dining

If they truly wanted you to order a burger they should compensate you for one. I would think the fine dining places I have been to would prefer I order two steaks/seafood entrees instead of the pasta or low end chicken they reimburse for. (Source). November 24, 2021

Suggestions on MSCs with fine dining? (Source). November 11, 2021

, and I do so for the meal. However, the few steak shops I have seen in my market did not reimburse all of the expenses. The fine dining ones are just too complex for me to enjoy, even with a companion helping. (Source). November 03, 2021

Suggestions on MSCs with fine dining? (Source). November 01, 2021

Fine dining shops are good practice for building up to casino/hotel resort shops. (Source). November 01, 2021

I was told by the editor that I shouldn't be so critical because it was a coffee shop type restaurant, not a fine dining restaurant, but the guidelines said to evaluate it like a high end restaurant, so that's what I did. (Source). October 18, 2021

Never for fine dining shops though (Source). September 09, 2021

I know many male shoppers who gladly attack gas stations, banks, some retail, and cars (cars, cars, cars!). Even dining, especially fine dining. (Source). September 08, 2021

Terrible food would not be worth it especially if I re shopped and had to eat a terrible meal again. On a fine dining shop after collecting all the timings and paying close attention and remembering all the quotes needed I have already done a good bit for that shop and it would not be worth it (Source). September 02, 2021

I recently did a no fee shop for ACL with a report that took me some time to do but was easy. It was not fine dining but I had 4 dinners at one of the new burger places that charge almost fine dining prices for their burgers. (Source). August 31, 2021