Renovations mean better service at On Spot Cafe

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  • By Holly Logan-Arrington
  • Robins Public Affairs
The On Spot Cafe is cooking up changes to the restaurant, aimed at keeping customers happy. The café, which opened as part of the Robins Bowling Center in 1964, is receiving new floors and new walls to enhance, upgrade and modernize the eatery.

A reorganized cooking line with new equipment was designed to improve customer flow and service. Additionally, the cafe will receive an upgraded and modernized front service counter and new menu boards to better serve its customers. Reconfigured seating with new furniture will complete the new look.

Tessie Price, On Spot Cafe manager for more than 20 years, said the updates are long overdue.

"I feel that modernization of a facility is a key to the success of any business," she said. "We hope this renovation will improve our quality of service, and that our customers will enjoy the new atmosphere during their meal times."

Dan Bueno, Robins Bowling Center manager, said the nearly $200,000 project, supported by Air Force Materiel Command non-appropriated funds, began in late June and is expected to be complete within a few months.

"We hope that the renovations to the On the Spot Café will make mealtimes for our customers more efficient by improving traffic flow not only for our customers, but for our employees as well," he said. "Providing efficient customer service is important as we strive to improve our customers' experience and satisfaction."

Local contractors and the bowling center staff are working various parts of the project, Bueno said.

Current changes aren't the first the cafe has undergone since its start.

The snack bar underwent an extensive expansion in the 1970s and a minor facelift in the early 1990s. Although the cafe is temporarily closed for renovations, its staff is satisfying customers' appetites by moving its operations outdoors in front of the center.

"We are still grilling our famous super burgers and offering a limited menu for you to choose from," Bueno said. "Check back with us, as we will also be offering barbecue specials in the weeks to come. You can check for these specials on our Facebook page - Robins A. F. B. Bowling Center - or by calling 468-2112."