Tag Archives: Marketing

How to Enhance Your Restaurant’s Yelp Profile


Here are some tips on how to make the most of your business page that will help take your Yelp presence to the next level. Update Your Key Information First and foremost, the information on Yelp has been put there by your customers, so make sure all of this information is accurate: Name and Business Category Address and Phone Number ...

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Importance of Review Sites for Restaurants

Review Sites

So potential customers are reading online reviews from your customers, what’s the big deal, right? A lot of business owners realize that review sites are out there and that you don’t have a choice when it comes to being listed on them or not. But what they don’t realize is how popular and important they are for your business.  There ...

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Why Your Restaurant Needs a Mobile Optimized Website

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You might be thinking to yourself, “I had a website made four years ago that works fine… can’t people just look at that on their smartphones?” The answer to your question is simply, No. The Internet’s role in a restaurant’s success has grown exponentially over the past few years. Now, the majority of diners are finding restaurants through searches on ...

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Seeing Your Restaurant through the Eyes of Your Guests


Busy, busy, busy. Running a restaurant can be overwhelming. For an owner or manager, there is a lot to do all day, every day. Some days you’re in before dawn and leave after dusk. Week after week, month after month, year after year the only constant is change. Changes happen in the staff, in the restaurant, in the menu, in ...

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5 Ways the Spirit of Giving Can Lift Restaurant Revenues

spirit of giving

The holidays are characterized by a spirit of generosity and there are numerous ways that restaurants can tap into that mood to boost profits and elevate customers’ spirits. Below is your guide to some of the easiest gift-and-giving-related tactics to improve your profits and visibility this holiday season. 1. Gift Cards Increase Profits Consider gift cards to be your restaurant’s ...

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How to Get Your Customers to Create Social Media Content for You

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The easiest social media posts you can share are the posts that you don’t even need to create. Here’s an example… The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, a privately held specialty coffee and tea retailer, took full advantage of its customers’ creativity on social media with its “Purple Straw Cam” Campaign. The chain gave customers the perfect prop to get ...

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What is the Restaurant Formula?

Restaurant Formula

Maines is teaming up with Gerry O’Brion to bring our customers new ideas and insights on how to improve what they are already doing. Click here to view Gerry’s articles and videos. Gerry O’Brion is a marketing speaker and author who translates big brand strategies into knowledge that any business can use to win in the marketplace. O’Brion’s presentation drives ...

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