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

mobile website

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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Success Stories: The Depot Restaurant


Owner: Judy Hurlburt Location: 4 1/2 Railroad Avenue, Oneonta, NY 13820 Phone: (607) 433-2074 • The Depot Restaurant, an old train depot turned tavern and restaurant, is the “Cheers” of Oneonta, NY. Initially built in the early 1900s as a part of the Ulster and Delaware train line, after the train line closed in the early 1970s, a new ...

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Success Stories: Magnolia’s


Owner: Sue & Tony Palermo Location: 366 Park Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607 Phone: (585) 271-7380 • In the mood for something fresh and healthy in the Rochester, NY, area? We recommend Magnolia’s Deli & Cafe. When asked what her signature dishes were, Sue Palermo, co-owner of Magnolia’s, gave quite the extensive list, because everything offered at Magnolia’s, simply put, ...

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How to Upsell Beverages with Brunch

upselling drinks

What’s the one thing that all the classic brunch beverages have in common? They are all made with food. Add orange juice to champagne, and you have a mimosa. Add peach puree to prosecco, you have a Bellini. And the Bloody Mary, well, that’s essentially a liquid garden. What makes these beverages so exciting (aside from the fact that we’re ...

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