J Korean Diet Assoc.  2002 Nov;8(4):398-407.

A Study on Service Quality and Customer Loyalty of Foodservice Industry

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  • 1Student life center, Kangwon national University, Korea. like_u@orgin.net

Abstract

This study is for confirming and finding which kinds of parameter is on Service Quality and Customer Loyalty of Foodservice Operation. For this, the purpose of the study is investigating the relationship between A Customer Loyalty and the factors which would affect it, relative influence-relation about meditate roles of influence-factors. A study model and several hypotheses were developed regarding the relationships. Moreover, after making a question sheet, based on the collected and analyzed 250 of them. The study model was analyzed with, SPSS 10.0 and AMOS 4.0 program. At first, when the quality of service is high, it directly affects Customer satisfaction. With the result from the study, it is prove that the service quality is very important. On the other hand, the service quality do not directly affect the Customer Loyalty. The second, when the value of service is high, it affects the customer-satisfaction. But, although the value of service is high, it doesn't directly affect the Customer Loyalty. So, it is clear that the value of Service on Foodservice Operations is the variable precedent of customer-satisfaction. The third, when the customer-satisfaction is high, customer loyalty is high. It is necessary to make the strategy about the management of Foodservice for keeping customer-satisfaction steadily. According to this study, the important variables are the value of service, the service quality and customer-satisfaction. With these results, we have to manage the factors for keeping the Customer Loyalty in Foodservice Operations.

Keyword

Service Quality; Customer Loyalty; Foodservice Operations; Customer satisfaction; relationship; influence-relation
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