We ♥ Independent Restaurants – and We Show It!

Restaurant_20k_thumbnailWe’re wrapping up our Plates of Thanks campaign, the nationwide celebration for achieving 20,000 restaurant partners as part of our digital marketing program. As you may know, we sponsored free giveaways to independent restaurants across the country.

What you may not realize, is that the media noticed! In fact, the media coverage we received created more traffic on our sites… sold more certificates nationwide…and, most importantly, drove more customers to visit our partners’ restaurants!

Check out some of the media highlights from the Plates of Thanks campaign.

Tampa’s morning television show, Daytime, invited us to their show to present gifts to Due Amici, a favorite local pizzeria.
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Due Amici also received a shout-out—and a great write up—from The Tampa Tribune.
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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution covered our giveaway to Kimi’s Bistro, a restaurant in Atlanta’s Little Five Points neighborhood.
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Atlanta & Company, the area’s popular talk-show, also featured Kimi’s Bistro in their segment, The Frugal Kitchen.
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In Las Vegas, The Morning Blend brought the Resaurant.com team on their show to deliver gifts to Truffles N Bacon Cafe, and talk about the Restaurant.com program. Watch the show

Meanwhile in Chicago, Windy City Live not only covered our gifts to Prost!, they also gave away $100 Restaurant.com cards to the audience.
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Our Plates of Thanks campaign was originally designed to thank YOU, our independent restaurants. And as we look back, it did much more than that. It generated national attention for independent restaurants like yours…and it continues to direct even more customers to your door. Now THAT’s a celebration!