Posts, Chats & Stats: New Features in Google My Business

Google My Business

Google My Business (GMB) is a key component of restaurant website search engine optimization (SEO). You should already have your basic business information in GMB and a good selection of images. You should be keeping it up to date with your current business hours and basic business information attributes, which Google has recently expanded.  GMB does a nice job of collecting ...

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Online Ordering/In-House Integration: The NCR Aloha POS

NCR Aloha Restaurant Online Ordering POS System

The in-house/online ordering integration trend continues. Until now restaurant online ordering and point-of-sale systems were completely separate. They required more than one terminal at the hosting station and often required copying data from one to the other. The NCR Aloha POS combines in-house management functions with online ordering from mobile devices thru GrubHub and will process payments for both. Via Guest, ...

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Only Good News: The CUREAT Restaurant Review App

Cureat Restaurant Review App

Is no good reviews the same as a bad restaurant review? This is the concept behind CUREAT, the “Positive Space” restaurant review app that does not allow any actual reviews. You discover places to eat from the bookmarked, listed, and shared favorite places of your friends. Via CurEat is all about enabling consumers to find great independent restaurants. We encourage ...

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The Great Food Rush is On: Amazon & AirBnB move into the food services space

Amazon & AirBnB online reservations

Should you build your own restaurant app now or wait to leverage the major services for online reservations and take-out orders? Amazon & AirBnB are making moves to leverage the appetite of their huge customer bases. AirBnB wants to lure you out from their rental properties to dinner at select nearby restaurants, and Amazon wants to home deliver your favorite ...

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Ban the Buzzer: Waitbusters Announces Better Wait Line Management

Waitbusters Front-of-House Technology

Waitbusters’ Digital Diner software takes guest management to the next level with better social and mobile integrations. Guests get SMS table-ready alerts thru their mobile devices, they can follow up during and after the meal and get added to a customer list for follow-up marketing. Digital Diner also has full Facebook integration with the Reservation and Wait Line features, VIP ...

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Design Blog – Bubbas Spring Print Ad for Local Magazine

Bubbas Spring 2017 print ad for a local ski resort magazine. This year the ad was expanded from last year’s 1/6 page to a 1/3 page which allowed the addition of two food pictures and a QR code linking to the main menu page on the mobile site.

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Re-purposing Content: Radio Commercial to Mailing List

Bubba’s Restaurant Easter Radio Commercial The script for Bubba’s Easter radio commercial was edited down and re-purposed as a website blog post that was automatically sent out to the subscribers of the mailing list using Feedburner. The text of the Easter promotion blog post: Join Us for a Fabulous Easter Brunch or Dinner Roast leg of lamb has become a ...

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