Monthly Archive:: April 2016

Are you going to the 2016 National Restaurant Association show in Chicago, May 21-24? It’s a great time to see the latest restaurant trends, network with industry professionals and explore new opportunities. Don’t worry if you won’t be there, we will—and we’ll share our findings with you. Here’s our list of things to check out at the NRA show: Restaurant innovations—We’ll be looking for new ways to help restaurants optimize their websites for mobile, develop mobile apps, management inventory and new technology. The latest in social media—From topic trends to time-saving apps, we want to know what our restaurant partners can do to grow their audience and business. Text and email trends—Are there new updates or innovations to help restaurants better communicate with diners? Food [&hellip

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Want to build your business? Start with two words: social media. See, 63% of millennials, the demographic that now spends more money at restaurants than at grocery stores (1), say they stay updated on brands through social networks; 51% say social opinions influence their purchase decisions (2). So, if you haven’t already, now is the time to use social media to attract new customers and bring existing customers back for more. First, get to know some of the social media basics that we covered last month. Then check out these three ways to stand out without spending a fortune. Here’s a hint…it’s all about photography. 1) Take and post unique photos Make sure they look good (here are a few tips), but do post at [&hellip

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