Topics: Branding & Marketing
Operating successfully in today’s restaurant industry is not easy for many reasons:
Competition is growing aggressive with time
Customers are becoming more demanding, and
Food quality can’t be compromised.
Simply put, customers today, want to enjoy the a personalized dining experience more than anything else. And from the business point of view, restaurant owners need to make sure they deliver excellent customer experience while maximizing their business profits.
This is where your silent salesperson really helps you the most; yes, we’re talking about your restaurant menu design. Your menu is the most important internal marketing and sales tool. In fact, it’s the only piece of printed advertisement that is actually read by the guests. Once it is placed in the customer’s hands, it can influence the customer regarding, not only what to order, but ultimately, how much they will spend at your establishment. In other words, your restaurant menu design directly influences your sales revenue, so it should be strategic and well-designed.
As a business, your online presence is one of the most effective tools to establish your market identity. With this said, it is as important to update your website to today's standards as it is to make sure that your website design team is up to the challenge and with the resources to complete the project successfully. Because your business' website is entrusted in many ways with your business' reputation, it's worth it to take the time to ask the right questions when deciding on a website design company.
Topics: Print & Web Design
Menu engineering can be tricky, but luckily there are proven methods and techniques to make it easy. Watch the video above for an exclusive walk through Kulture Konnect's menu engineering worksheet.
Studies done by E. Arnoult and B. Panitz show that people perceive, interpret, and react to different menu elements depending on their placement and hierarchy in the menu. This knowledge is valuable to any restaurateur because it will allow you to recognize high-margin vs. low margin items. A key initial step is to determine which menu items should be targeted to encourage guests to order them.
In 1982, Michael. L Kasavana and Donald Smith introduced the Matrix Technique. It is revolutionary approach on how to bring together design and operations to create more profitability. In 2013, this technique was also referenced in the Nessel Menu and Recipe Cost Spreadsheet Template.
For those new to this method, the Matrix Technique breaks down and categorizes all menu items in four different categories:
Ever wanted to use infographics, but had no idea on how to get started? Keep reading and discover how infographics can be used to put your social media content front and center.
What is an Infographic?
Simply Measured mentions that visual content drives engagement, and with the help of visual images, readers have a higher probability of remembering your post than with simple text.
An infographic helps to represent complex data and information in a “simplistic” manner through graphs, diagrams, icons, timelines, text, illustrations and more. A well designed infographic will allow you to tell the story of your data in a more engaging way by using imagery as a tool while staying focused on the actual message.
Food is a powerful way to bring people together. In one way or another, food conditions our daily experiences everywhere, from work and family events to how we are introduced to new cultures, lifestyles, traditions and more. Our points of view, our memories and our lives in general can easily be influenced by just one meal and the experience surrounding it. For a restaurant, having guests sharing their favorable experiences can mean more business.
How do guests share their food experiences?
Through social media, of course.
Video courtesy of Uberflip
Responsive web design is no longer a luxury that only big corporations can afford… It is a technology that is reachable for any business and that is not considered as optional for your online presence.
Having a responsive website will allow any businesses to save time by maintaining only one outlet instead of two (m.site and desktop versions) and will help reach a larger audience by allowing them to access your site through different methods.
The foundation for restaurant growth requires a key ingredient: a loyal and ever-expanding customer base. Today, there is a flourishing market with great spending power: Millennials.
Who are these millennials?
In spite of being an over-confident, optimistic and individualistic generation, the millennials have also created a tight relationship with cell phones and the web, which gives them direct access to the most influential channels in the world: Social Media. Nowadays, restaurants can’t ignore anymore the significance of this necessary evil because millennials' opinions and personal position have created an intangible value for any restaurant brand.
The restaurant industry depends on suggestive selling and upselling, and a menu board allows restaurant owners to have more influence on the way a guest engages with your brand and food in a very dynamic and significative way.Here are three reasons that tell us why menu boards are still relevant for restaurants today: