We make great partners, don’t you think? The proof is in the numbers and 2014 has been a year for the books. Our cutting-edge marketing support and expertise in the online dining deal arena, combined with your dedication to fill tables and add profit to your bottom line, has really paid off. Check it out!   &nbsp

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Wrap up the holiday season with a bang by being prepared on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Being ready to go on these days could push dine-in, carry out and catering sales into Q1, making the slow months a little easier to handle. Here are some tips on how to bring in the New Year with a bang: Stock Champagne Bringing in diners on New Year’s Eve and Day doesn’t have to be complicated. Offering something out of the ordinary can be all it takes for diners that don’t want to get all dressed up for a fancy evening on the town. Relaxing with friends over cocktails is just as good! Stock your bar with extra alcohol and offer a drink special! What [&hellip

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Yes, the holidays have passed, along with the crazy rush of diners in and out of your restaurant. After taking a moment to breathe, you’ve realized there’s an empty table here or there. Don’t fret! There are so many reasons to stay positive during these slower months—so chin up, let’s talk about some good things to look forward to in 2015. Gift Card Redemption Let your Q4 sales carry into the new year. Thousands of gift cards were purchased in the months of November and December for family, friends and co-workers. Well, now’s the time you’ll see redemption. Post-holidays, diners are more likely to try new restaurants, so look forward to seeing faces you haven’t seen before. The key is to turn those new diners [&hellip

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The holidays are here and in just a couple short weeks will be in full swing. Have you made any special preparations to ready your staff and restaurant for the biggest shopping (and dining) days of the year? This time of year, the strong survive and thrive, so make sure you’re ready to weather the storm of diners. There’s no reason why weary shoppers shouldn’t choose your restaurant for their refueling—be prepared! Extra Wait Staff Keeping diners, needing a break from the lines and constant hustle and bustle, happy can be an easy feat. One, don’t make them wait long. And two, fill their bellies and get them on their way. They’ve been rushing from store to store looking for the best deals. They’ve been [&hellip

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The holiday hectic has officially begun—are you ready? Keep in mind that diners are overwhelmed thinking about tight dining budgets, late shopping nights, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Thanksgiving, Hannaukah and Christmas. Keeping up is an exciting and prosperous time for most restaurants. Here are some ideas to incorporate into your holiday marketing plans to keep your tables full and your customers happy. Extend Your Hours Retails stores are doing it, so why can’t you? The extra hour or two you add could be very profitable. Shoppers will need a place to fill their hungry bellies—be their first choice! Whether it’s a limited-time “after-hours” menu or special, this is a great opportunity to seasonally offer an added bonus to diners. When your hours change, make sure [&hellip

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Are you taking advantage of the marketing tools that Restaurant.com provides to partners? One of the most lucrative benefits of our marketing program is the collection of email addresses and contact information of diners. Each time a diner uses a dining certificate at your restaurant the redemption process allows us to collect their email. Email addresses of diners are marketing prospects waiting to be plucked from the tree of opportunity. It’s an opportunity for a return visit. An opportunity for a new diner. And, an opportunity for positive praise that can spread like wildfire. Make sure you’re using your email addresses to your advantage. Email marketing is a powerful tool—and it’s right at your fingertips! Here are some quick stats about email marketing for businesses: [&hellip

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Don’t Lose Holiday Opportunities! We know the holidays are your busy season. It’s the time of year when dining out becomes choice to cooking meals at home. It’s a great opportunity to fill up your dining room, right? How about keeping your dining room full past the holiday season and into the year to come? If we can offer one tip to ensure this happens it’s this: don’t stop marketing. This time of year we drive in new diners and repeat visit opportunities for the upcoming slower months ahead. Don’t lose this potential that makes you money! Keep an open mind to the new traffic heading into your restaurant. Turning away a customer now, that may have a coupon or dining certificate, may cost you [&hellip

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Restaurant.com wants to keep our partners thriving through the holidays, a time when restaurants compete most with retail sales. Well, those busy shoppers need to take a break to refuel—so let’s bring them into your dining room! Here’s five sure-fire ways to keep ahead of your competitors this festive season: Cater to Black Friday Black Friday (November 30 this year) is a day full of frenzy and one-day, unbeatable deals. Dip into those deals by creating one of your own! Perhaps buy a beer, get a burger? Or a BOGO (buy one, get one) deal. Even offering a timer deal, ensuring shoppers are out and at it again in 30 minutes or less, can entice diners and keep to the theme of the day. Give [&hellip

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Restaurant.com is pleased to announce a successful and prosperous 15 years in the business—a feat that has only been possible with restaurant partners like you. Together, we’ve delivered deals and promotions that diners use every day to celebrate the things special in their lives, like birthdays, new jobs—and of course anniversaries themselves! As the nation’s largest dining deals website—and largest marketing site for restaurants just like yours, you’ve been our main focus. We’ve brought online marketing trends and industry insights straight to your inbox.  We’ve worked hard to build a reputation that diners can take with them on vacation, use towards special occasions and most recently use towards an impromptu dinner, by purchasing certificates from their smartphones! As a Partner of Restaurant.com, we hope you’re [&hellip

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As the end of the year approaches, businesses across the country prepare for a busy holiday season (Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas) in hopes that their holiday-themed marketing campaigns and promotions will get them to reach established earnings goals for the year. To have a successful holiday season the biggest thing you can do for your restaurant is prepare ahead of time! No matter the size of your restaurant, here is a list of ideas and to-do’s to begin planning in September to make the holiday time easier and more profitable: Decorate Your Initiatives: Set the mood of the season; the visual is the first impression. Make your customers feel special as a part of the season and help them forget about everything else. Plus be [&hellip

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