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Top-Rated Food Network Show, "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" Boost Restaurant Sales Year Over Year

Posted by Silvia Lilly on Feb 22, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Photo Credit: John Lee, 2011 - Food Network

Who's the bleached blonde gentleman behind the wheel? Meet Guy Fieri. If you already haven't watched, he's the host of the top-rated Food Network show, 'Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.' But don't get it twisted! He's more than a spikey blonde food tv show host. Fieri is a well-known restauranteur with more than 14 restaurants under his belt, culinary cookbooks, plus a line of barbeque sauce, salsas and more.

He's been lucky enough to have visited millions of restaurants and diners across the United States and even occasionally dropping in outside the country since 'Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives' premiered in 2007. Whether it's a popular, trendy spot or just a hole in the wall, Fieri's mission is to visit any restaurant who's doing it right. 

Being a frequent watcher, I have always wondered what these restaurants were like today. Has the show helped them boost restaurant sales? And if so, how much of an impact? Are they still up and running? After doing some digging, I was able to come up with 9 restaurants that have had a positive response after appearing on the hit show. And... I was also able to get information about how to get on the show. Keep reading below. 

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Topics: Branding & Marketing, Restaurants

6 Perfectly Good Reasons Why You're Not Getting Website Traffic

Posted by Kents Herrero on Feb 20, 2018 8:30:00 AM

You just launched a new website and everything seems great! However, no one is visiting and it's starting to feel like a negative investment. What could be the cause, you wonder?

These days, not having a website for your business is lost business. But is it really that simple? One of the most common misconceptions that website owners have is that once their website is up and running, traffic will come in like moths to a flame and revenue will start flowing. This is simply not the case!

A new website on the internet is like a new kid in school. No one trusts him yet. It will take him time to build trust, get friends and eventually blend in.

However, if you think it's been too long since you launched and you're still not getting any traffic, then you may want to start looking into it.

There are many factors that can affect how, or even if, you receive website traffic. These issues can occur throughout the website's life cycle-- from before it was built to after it's been launched.

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Topics: Websites

3 Simple & Effective Instagram Tips to Improve Your Restaurant Marketing

Posted by Jorge Pacheco on Feb 15, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Is your restaurant marketing team struggling with Instagram?

Nowadays, with social media, restaurants have access to an array of resources to reach their patrons and prospects in real time. But some times social media can be a little overwhelming.

With social media, restaurants can not only share their restaurant information, but also create a community for the restaurant and its patrons to communicate and interact. However, as any other marketing effort, your chance of success without a strategy for its execution will be slim. There is no point in just creating a Facebook, Twitter and Instagram account and expect to increase your restaurant foot traffic. You'll need to spend time creating content and monitoring your social media strategy as well as your competitors'.

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Topics: Branding & Marketing, Restaurants, Social Media

5 Extremely Low Cost Restaurant Marketing Ideas

Posted by Steve Averill on Feb 13, 2018 8:30:00 AM

 

 

 

Offering customers an incentive to come to your restaurant is an essential aspect of any good marketing plan. Cost-effective incentives can fuel your restaurant’s growth and raise your profit margin.  Here are five low-cost restaurant marketing ideas to help you get started.

1. Create a FUN Loyalty Program

According to the 2015 Colloquy Customer Loyalty Census, American households hold memberships in an average of 29 loyalty programs, but are active (meaning earn or redeem at least one per year) in only 12 of them. Companies lose money on time and effort, and customers get no more value from the businesses to which they are "loyal."

Loyalty programs don’t have to be totally boring. Make yours a little more interesting by making it a game! Give your customers a punch card, and when they fill it up with visits or meals, allow them to enter into a raffle for a big prize. If you make it something more exciting than just a typical discount your customers will be eager to enter.

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Topics: Restaurants

8 Ways an Advertising Agency Can Boost Your Restaurant Marketing ROI

Posted by Niki Pacheco on Feb 8, 2018 8:30:00 AM

If you're a restaurant owner, then it's safe to assume that you understand that marketing is essential for the success and growth of your business. Many restaurants, especially restaurant chains turn to advertising agencies for their expertise and specialized knowledge since they may not have their own marketing department, and so, may need the expertise an agency can provide. Agencies will also make sure to focus on your ROI and aim high to get the results you are looking for. 

I know what you might be thinking, "but an agency is too expensive! Is it really worth the money? What if I just build up my own marketing department?"

Here’s 8 reasons why an advertising agency can provide value to your restaurant marketing and how an agency will help you boost your ROI.

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Topics: Restaurants

Top Sites to Hire a Talented and Reliable Freelance Graphic Designer

Posted by Marisa Soliz on Feb 6, 2018 8:30:00 AM

When your company is in need of design work the question begs to be asked, "where do we begin to look?" Well, first you need to know what exactly it is that your company needs as well as what you are looking for. This allows you to really narrow down your search and quite possibly gear you towards the designer and services that will best suit your company's needs not just for that time but possibly for the future as well. You might need print collateral (i.e posters, brochures, business cards, flyers etc) or maybe it's more web based and you need a complete overhaul on your website. Once you determine your exact needs, it is time to start searching.

How do you go about finding a trusted freelance graphic designer? With computers and design programs at everyone's disposal it makes it a lot easier for people to claim that they are designers. Unfortunately, not everyone is a great designer. So, it becomes difficult to find that one person to trust with your company's work. Below I will showcase some different options that are available to you, and if they should be trusted.

Let's get started shall we? Business waits for no one!

 

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Topics: Business

8 Secrets to Choosing Highly-Effective SEO Keywords 

Posted by Kents Herrero on Feb 1, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Keywords are the foundation of any good SEO strategy. Even an excellent strategy's success will largely depend on whether or not it was centered around the right keywords. With this in mind, here are 4 tips for correctly choosing keywords to rank for.


Know the Four Types of Keyword Intent

The first tip in choosing the right keywords to rank for is to determine what kind of audience you want to attract. You'll want to use keywords that your target audience will also use based on their intent.

For example: A person looking to learn a recipe will typically use words like "how to," "guide" or "steps for," while a person looking to buy something will use words like "discounted," "best place to buy" or "on sale."

There are four types of keyword intent that can help you choose the right SEO keywords for your content:

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Topics: Websites

[Guest blog:] 10 Essential Management Lessons Everyone Should Know

Posted by Meredith Woods on Jan 30, 2018 8:30:00 AM

When discussing NBC's Parks and Recreation, it’s almost hard to determine whether the characters or the food references on the show are more iconic. Meals like bacon and eggs, the Paunch Burger, and waffles were referenced frequently and played a significant role in the plot of the show. The show’s leading lady, Leslie Knope, is known for many things, like her interesting eating habits and her love of sugary treats. In addition to her obsession with waffles, Leslie is revered for the leadership traits that she embodies in life and at work. Throughout the show’s entirety, her values (and her ridiculous eating habits) remained constant. Even though the show ended in 2015, we can still learn a lot by trying to mirror the management lessons she taught us. Check out this guide created by Fundera on Leslie Knope’s most defining leadership traits that is guaranteed to make you smile. Then, find your restaurant crew and get to work!

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Topics: Business

How to Run a Successful Menu Launch With These 8 Simple Tips

Posted by Niki Pacheco on Jan 25, 2018 8:30:00 AM

On average, restaurants need to change their menus twice a year to keep patrons coming back. "Diners prioritize delicious food when choosing a restaurant to visit, followed by quality of service." (Source) Contrary to restauranteur's general belief, 58% of diners choose where they will dine based on the quality of food, while only 22% of diners choose where they will dine based on the quality of service.  This goes to show how important your menu is and how it must showcase the wonderful dishes.

Below, I have outlined 8 simple tips for your next menu launch:  

1. Make Your Menu a Money-Making Machine 

Strategize your menu. Do you know which menu items are your stars, dogs and workhorses? Your menu should be designed to highlight your most lucrative items and drive guests to order meals that will get them coming back for more. For more indepth details on designing your menu, check out our free menu design guide.

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Topics: Branding & Marketing, Restaurants

8 Last-Minute Sales-Boosting Valentine's Day Restaurant Promotion Ideas

Posted by Silvia Lilly on Jan 23, 2018 8:30:00 AM

Time is running out as January comes to a close. Valentine's Day is rapidly approaching and for many restaurants across the country, it's one of the busiest holidays. According to Reserve, couples are spending an average of $286.56 on a Valentine's Day dinner in the U.S. (Talk about a sales boost).

You still have a couple weeks left to plan your V-Day promotion. If you're stuck trying to figure out what promotion to run, we have 8 restaurant promotion ideas that you'll fall in love with. You don't have a whole lot of time so, let's get right down to it.

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Topics: Restaurants


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