Restaurant Trends: All the World’s a Social Media Stage

By Bruce Hakutizwi BusinessesForSale.com Every restaurant dish has the potential to become a star of the social media stage. According to the food research firm Technomic, one of the biggest restaurant industry trends is that dining out is becoming a…
Cities Turn to Social Media to Police Restaurants

Restaurant inspections, which are usually conducted by city or county health departments, vary across the country in frequency and in how scores are computed and citations are handled. Most, however, include surprise inspections and cite restaurants for high-risk violations, such…
The 10 Worst Restaurant Social Media Disasters

For big companies, social media is one of the trickiest domains to manage. It’s truly a minefield: you’re putting a message on Facebook or Twitter in real-time, with the goal of sparking a conversation, and anyone can reply, uncensored. In…
How to Protect Your Restaurant’s Online Brand

Have you checked out what customers are saying about your restaurant online? There are probably plenty of good comments from people who loved your food and were happy with their service. But what do you do when the online response…
10 Facebook Timeline Contest Ideas You Can Start Now!

With 57 percent of all adult U.S. consumers on Facebook, it’s the perfect platform to promote your restaurant’s next social media contest. Facebook contests are a great way to enhance your restaurant’s visibility and social media engagement while giving something…
Quick Tips to Improve Your Instagram Account

You might already have an Instagram account for your restaurant. If not, you definitely should—with over 60 million photos shared daily, it’s one of the most popular social media platforms! It can help you grow your bar or restaurant business—that…
How to Save Money on Social Media Services for Your Restaurant

You’re probably already aware of just how valuable social media is for your restaurant. It’s a great way to connect with your customers in a personal way and it can definitely help you increase sales. However, that doesn’t mean that…
5 Ways Your Restaurant Will Benefit from Yelp

As a restaurant owner or manager, you likely already know why having a positive Yelp presence is so important for your business. But in case you need more convincing besides the fact that it attracts more than 120 million unique…
How 20 Minutes a Day on Social Media Can Increase Foot Traffic

Social media can be overwhelming, and it’s easy to feel like you just don’t have the time for it. But in today’s business climate, you can’t ignore the need for a social media presence. Customers expect their favorite bars and…
5 Instagram Mistakes Your Bar or Restaurant Should Avoid

With over 55 million pictures shared daily and 150 million monthly active users, there’s no denying that Instagram is a big deal. That’s a huge audience that you can tap into by using Instagram to promote your bar or restaurant.…
8 Ideas of Restaurant Pictures to Post on Your Social Media Sites

Of course your restaurant is active on social media. You talk back to your Twitter followers and engage your Facebook fans…but your following still isn’t as involved as you’d like. What gives? It may all go back to the adage,…
8 Surefire Ways to Amplify Your Social Media Reach

Are you looking to expand your social media reach? Even if you’re happy with your Twitter followers and your Facebook likes, there’s always room for improvement. But with so much to consider, social media can sometimes seem overwhelming. Luckily, there…
How Denny’s Weirdness Wins the Social Media Game

Restaurant chains’ social media accounts are usually predictable, filled with food photos, promotions and deals. Then, there’s Denny’s. Instead of sticking to traditional scripts of promotions and deals, Denny’s social media posts are more like that of a teenager. Denny’s…
The Secret Of Wendy’s Social Media Success: Massive Stupidity

Many big fast-food chains have tried to create successful Facebook or Twitter marketing campaigns – and flubbed it. Burger King chose an unfortunate Twitter hashtag in a recent attempt to publicize its new lower-fat Satisfries, and McDonald’s got rude responses…
Restaurant Learns Online Reviews Can Make or Break

While many corporations hire communications experts to respond to every tweet, Facebook message and online review, the wave of digital feedback can be especially challenging for small businesses with small staffs, digital consultants said. For one thing, there is so…

The fast food industry is an early adopter and heavy investor in social media marketing – so marketers can learn a lot by studying the social leaders in the fast food industry. Track Social’s Fast Food Zone tracks the year-round…

The next time you hop on an online review site and leave negative comments for a company, Tweet or Facebook about your disastrous dining experience, be warned: Businesses are starting to fight back, and sometimes not in a nice way!…

Let’s be blunt: If a restaurant does not utilize every available form of social media, it risks losing a competitive edge. And just having a website doesn’t count anymore, especially a website that doesn’t do anything for the customer and…

Many restaurants are using social media to enhance an age-old marketing technique: Making customers and their experiences the face of their brand. Let’s YO Yogurt, which launched its first franchise location in Marlboro, N.J., and has about 30 more units…

When people are trying to decide where to go for a meal, coffee or drinks, increasingly they are likely to base their decisions on what they find on Facebook, in an email or text blast, at a website, or from…

Expion, a social media management company, has been working for over a year with three of the ten largest Applebee’s franchisees, managing and monitoring hundreds of local restaurant Facebook pages. From Expion’s one social media management system (SMMS), The Rose…

Dennis Maloney, vice president multimedia marketing at Domino’s, told the ANA social media conference in New York about how the pizza chain reinvented itself.  Maloney said that while the fix included fixing the crust, sauce and cheese, the company had…

Call it a symptom of the new dining culture in Toronto, where a little bit of hype goes a long way. Restaurants once had the luxury of opening quietly and working out the kinks, but with an online cottage industry…