If you run a restaurant, odds are you also have a website that represents your brand and contains info about your restaurant. If you don’t have booking widgets, you're probably using a form to collect reservations. But forms are very frustrating for website visitors.
Social media is a great way to reach potential diners at your restaurant and Facebook has added new features for page owners aimed at increasing restaurant reservations. With Facebook's Call to Action button, restaurants can now add a 'Book Now' widget on their Facebook page. The 'Book Now' button lets customers book in a few clicks provided you are working with a booking widget partner.
We all know Google is the most powerful search engine around. With over 40,000 searches made on the platform every second, it is by far the best tool out there for restaurants. Not only does it help people find the information they want in a matter of seconds, but it also answers one of the most important questions asked daily - "Where should I eat?'.
In the past, making a reservation at your favorite restaurant meant having to call their reservation line, spend time spelling out your name, contact info, and special requests. We have come a long way since then. Through the power of the internet, we are now able to make restaurant reservations in a fraction of the time online.
The only problem is, through their choice of booking method, some restaurants are making it just as difficult and time consuming to reserve a table online as it was in the past through a phone call.
One solution to this problem is through the use of online booking widgets. Read on to learn how a booking widget can help your restaurant increase online reservation while making the process easier.
The Food & Beverage industry is a constantly evolving playing field. Practices that were acceptable just a few years ago are quickly becoming phased out in favor of faster and more efficient methods of operation. One aspect of restaurant operation that has seen the most change is that of restaurant management software. Every day new systems pop-up that are able to do certain tasks in a fraction of the time and with more precision than what was previously achievable.
Since the advent of the internet, email has found a way to become one of the most powerful (if not the most) forms of communication. With studies showing that workers spend approximately 28% of their week reading and responding to emails, it's no surprise that it's one of the toughest type of message to crack.
The food and beverage industry is by no means an easy one to be in. With new brands launching every day, continuously changing tastes, and new ways to capture potential customers, it is both the best and worst time to be in the restaurant business. Instead of having to scour the internet for resources, we've put together everything you need to help you successfully run a restaurant.
Have you decided to open a restaurant? No matter how many friends assure you it will do well or how many countless hours you've spent coming up with the concept in your head, you are going to need a restaurant business plan. A restaurant business plan is the framework from which you can start to develop your restaurant ideas into a reality.
The holiday season is by far the busiest time year for restaurants, accounting for up to 30% of their annual revenue. As a restaurant owner, your main priority come end of the year should be to take advantage of this seasonal trend.
If you are short on holiday inspired ideas, we've put together the essential steps you need to make sure the holiday season is a success for your restaurant.
Is it your life's dream to open up a restaurant? You aren't the only one. But when it actually comes to making this dream a reality, many struggle to get their idea off the ground. This guide will walk you through nine essential steps to take to get your restaurant up and running.