Do you ever look for a little bit more from each of your meals?  Do you want to try something new? Many people have already answered yes to these questions. There has been a shift in consumer behavior to fresh local grown ingredients, artisanal made products, the slow food moment and many more. Beer is now part of this list. Yes, beer. Beer is no longer reserved for the couch potatoes and beer bellies; it is a high-end compliment that offers complex flavors and a wide spectrum of choices. Consumers are going out of their way to find specific beer styles or try the new brew from their favorite brewery.  

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There are few things more satisfying than seeing a marketing program produce results for your restaurant. A new customer dining for the first time, or a familiar face coming back a few more times is very gratifying. We love hearing from customers about their new finds or finding a favorite place that they keep going back for more. Diners fill us in on the topic of trying different restaurants nearby — or wherever their adventures take them.  

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You’re a Restaurant.com Partner, marketed on Restaurant.com and other digital marketing, a certificate was sold, and a new customer has dined at your restaurant. Congratulations! And now comes the most important part of the Restaurant.com program for your business: certificate validation. What Is The Point Of Validating? Validation triggers a stream of invaluable insights about your customers and their experiences at your restaurant, which can be viewed right within the Restaurant Management Center (RMC): View the number of tables that have been filled at your restaurant Generate marketing reports Capture customer email addresses for your restaurant’s use Gather customer feedback that includes verified ratings and reviews Validation Is Easy And Instant, Especially On Mobile. You know the challenges of running a business, so we make [&hellip

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2014 marks Restaurant.com’s 15 year anniversary. While the quality of our product has continued to drive diners into restaurant’s doors throughout the years, our certificates were beginning to show their age. What better time than now to introduce an appealing, new look to something that is used daily by customers dining at your restaurant? You heard right. Restaurant.com has recently revamped our Gift Certificates with a sleek new look. You’ll notice how the how the appearance of the certificate has changed (i.e. easier to read, larger certificate amount, etc). Our new easy to read format with a simplified layout is more user friendly for both staff and customers alike. The font size for your restaurant has increased and the minimum spend (and any restrictions) are [&hellip

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It’s summertime, summertime, sum-sum-summertime! Just saying the word “summer” immediately boosts your mood, doesn’t it? Think about that, your customers are in a better mood and want to get out more, meaning; they are counting on YOU to keep them happy. That may seem like a pretty heavy responsibility that you have to take on, but the good news is that you’re a pro and you can handle it! You just have to prepare properly. Consider the four options below in an effort to prepare your restaurant for summertime! 1. Try a simple loyalty program by passing out punch cards with a prize that expires after Labor Day. Birthday giveaways are also a great add – who wouldn’t want to return to the restaurant that [&hellip

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As you know, before you can satisfy your customers with the best food, served by your stellar wait staff, first you have to get those customers through your door. As a Restaurant Partner, you can always be sure that we are constantly finding the best ways to turn potential diners into happy, loyal customers of your restaurant. Since the way people search for their next great meal is always changing, that means we have to make appropriate changes along with them. Here’s a simple overview of some of the recent enhancements, each one made to ensure you’re always where potential customers are looking for their dining destination options.  1. Mobile Mania. The number of your future customers looking for restaurants on their phones is growing [&hellip

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Come summertime, restaurant owners find themselves up against what most people would view as an unlikely competitor: the grill. Customers who are eager to take their mealtimes to the great outdoors seem to have a love affair with their grills, especially when the summer season begins. Check out our tips and tricks and you’ll see for yourself that you can show your customers that your restaurant is a great alternative to grilling at home this summer! School’s Out. Bigger, Better Kid’s Menu Is In In the cooler months, most kids go to bed earlier and eat out with their parents less often. The opposite is true for the summer months. A few new menu items and special offers geared towards kids and families are sure [&hellip

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They come around every year, but somehow the three biggest restaurant-driving days in May can still catch restaurants by surprise. But, not this year!  With a little planning and a lot of insight, you’ll get the most from Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day, and Memorial Day and set yourself up for a great season of serving happy, repeat customers. The Motherload of Opportunity One in every four mother’s day celebrations takes place in restaurants. With a little planning, not only will you bring in guests on that holiday, but you can also engage new, potentially regular clients, as well. After all, kids young and old love to hear they did a good job celebrating their moms! The inevitable “what-will-we-do-on-Mother’s Day” question starts popping up earlier [&hellip

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