We always find interesting the idea of two restaurants in the same building. It makes a real competition. If you follow our blog and listen to our interview with Bilgastro, you've already known that Bilkenters' favourite two restaurants are Speed and Kıraç, and suprisingly they're under the same roof. We went there and talked with customers as well as the managers (except Speed restaurant's manager - he was too busy to interview with us for even 10 minutes).
First of all, we asked students where they prefer eating, at Kıraç or Speed. You can find the results below:
People mainly choose to eat in Kıraç and their reasons are various: its delicious food, hygenic and spacious environment and friendly management.
Ömer Bey, who is the manager of Kıraç restaurant took his time to meet us. First of all, we've wondered the restaurant's history and we've learnt that Kıraç was founded in 1999. Then, we asked about the Bilkenters' main complaints who eat there. They basically find the quality of the oil poor. Ömer Bey mentioned the brand of the oil that they use and he gave us numbers. Kıraç restaurant nearly uses 40 tins of oil every month. So, it is true that people who eat there consume clean oil. Bilkenters also complain about the smell of the food. But, regarding this issue, Ömer Bey advocates that the other restaurant's ventilation system is not adequate. That's why Bilkenters think that Kıraç smells. "It's really difficult being under one single roof", said Ömer Bey.
His one sentence summarizes their sense of management: Instead of earning money, we win people's heart.
On the other hand, there are also similar complains about Speed restaurant. However, we couldn't ask about any of them even though we went there many times to arrange an interview. Therefore, the claims remain without any answer... For us, it seems like Speed needs to improve its PR quality as well as its friendly management.
Finally, we thank Ömer Bey for taking his time to talk to us. We've been enjoying their service and food for 5 years and no regrets! So the decision is yours, Bilkenters!