April 24, 2018 By Donald Burns
How do you feel about your sales? Are you happy? Satisfied? Do you wish they were better? I’m going to take a wild guess that you want them to be better. Welcome to the common dilemma many restaurants face: trying to use marketing to drive more guests in the front door.
As more restaurants ... Read more about this post
February 7, 2018 By Matt Rolfe
Have you or your leadership team ever come up with a concept that you passionately agreed was the best idea or direction forward for your team or business, yet the idea failed or did not get implemented? This is commonplace for so many businesses and it is the difference between average and high-performing ... Read more about this post
January 16, 2018 By Steven Chester
Your servers, back-of-house staff and hosts are often your restaurant’s biggest supporters, so keeping your staff encouraged and motivated is paramount. One key way to keep your employees engaged is through an effective social media strategy.
The first step to bringing your restaurant employees into the social media fold is encouragement. While some of ... Read more about this post
September 18, 2017 By Mark Goren
There’s no doubt that running a restaurant has its challenges. Whether you’re opening your doors soon or running an established business, you should seriously consider how a few simple online marketing tactics can help you drive traffic, phone calls and menu views. Follow these simple yet critical steps to build a solid digital ... Read more about this post
August 24, 2017 By Katrina McKinnon
Every entrepreneur starts their own business with only one goal: to succeed. However, a vast majority of business owners have absolutely NO clear idea about how exactly to achieve the desired success.
If you are one of those who wants to enjoy a good reputation and run a popular restaurant, you must be aware ... Read more about this post
August 3, 2017 By Laura Zaplantynsky-Bell
Kids and family marketing insights from the NRA Show, Chicago, May 20-23, 2017
Upon returning home from the annual National Restaurant Association Show in Chicago — the largest annual gathering of the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry — we at Kidzsmart reflected on all the fascinating new trends impacting our industry, including plant-based proteins, ... Read more about this post
April 13, 2017 By Jordan Knox
Choosing the correct marketing vehicle for a restaurant can be a daunting task. With new social media platforms popping up regularly and conventional marketing becoming more specific, it is important to know how to effectively use both. Social media is most effective when the content is consistent, so focusing on one or two ... Read more about this post
March 30, 2017 By Sean Beckingham
Social media applications today have a very similar story to the smartphones they find themselves downloaded onto: You finally learn how use it, you get used to its features and then three months later, a shiny newer version comes out with features both new and old.
Meanwhile, popular photo sharing application Instagram has added ... Read more about this post
March 9, 2017 By Robert Lyons
So you planned for your trade show and hopefully got some tips from our first article in this series on how to create pre-show buzz. Then during the show you connected with industry colleagues and potential clients and maybe even took a few pointers from our second article in this series on how ... Read more about this post
February 28, 2017 By Robert Lyons
Our previous article in this series on how to ensure a successful trade show experience discusses tips on how to create pre-show buzz. If you’ve read the article, you may remember that we shed light on the importance of keeping attendees’ needs top-of-mind and provide three very important questions for you to ask ... Read more about this post
February 17, 2017 By Robert Lyons
You did it. After what feels like an eternity of getting ready for “the show”, the day has finally arrived. Your booth and signage are up; marketing collateral and products are appealingly visible; sales reps are eager and ready to schmooze. After all, trade shows are “the place to be” when it comes to ... Read more about this post
January 24, 2017 By Jasmine Kafka
Going out for dinner with the family is a treat—especially for the kids! How your servers interact with these young guests can make or break whether they return.
After 15 years studying, testing and producing kids’ engagement activities, we’ve learned a thing or two on encouraging repeat patronage, especially for families with kids. Here ... Read more about this post
December 6, 2016 From “word-of-mouth” to “word-of-mouse,” here’s how to get people talking about your business
By Toan Dinh
Great food and great service are the most essential elements of any successful marketing campaign. Why? Because a great dining experience – with superb food, service, ambience and price – results in excellent word-of-mouth. And word-of-mouth continues to be the most ... Read more about this post
November 15, 2016 By Jordan Knox
Take a trip to an artisan winery and you will find more than what is in the bottle. The knowledge of what has gone into the bottle is more than just the pressed grapes that end up in your glass. The effort that goes into the farming of the grapes; working the soil, ... Read more about this post