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Here you'll find our most recent news as well as tips and other useful information that we'd like to share with our customers.

How to Keep Restaurant Customers Coming Back for More

Oct 13, 2016

There is an old saying “A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.” So it is with your restaurant. Almost 70% of restaurant customers never return. Worse, many restaurants do not make an effort to retain their customers or encourage them to return. Repeat business is vital to a restaurant’s survival. Fact: It costs 7X more to attract a new customer than it does to retain an existing one.

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7 Effective Ways to Fill those Empty Tables: Marketing Ideas for Restaurants

Sep 21, 2016

In the restaurant industry,empty tables are wasted money. Every restaurant wants to fill empty tables. Filling empty tables is about getting repeat guests, not just new ones. There are many ways how you can do that, but let’s discuss some of the effective and low-cost opportunities that many restaurateurs ignore...

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Keeping your Restaurant Up To Date with Food Trends in 2017

Sep 13, 2016

As competition in the restaurant industry warms up, it becomes more and more important for independent restaurants to be up-to-date with new food trends. These new trends help restaurants keep their customers and attract new ones. The typical restaurant guest today is not the same as the typical restaurant guest 20 years ago. Diners are more conscious than ever about the quality of their food and where it comes from. According to a recent research, 36% of consumers worry about ‘chemicals’ in their food and 40% say that it’s “very important” that...

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Do I Really Need Social Media for my Restaurant?

Sep 07, 2016

If you are one of those people who think that Social Media is not for your restaurant or you just don’t care about Social Media, let me give you some reasons why you may be wrong. The restaurant industry is highly competitive and customer traffic is one of the things local restaurants compete for. Nowadays, restaurant owners need to be ready to engage with existing and potential customers on their terms...

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How to Increase Sales by Attracting Millennials to Your Restaurant

Aug 22, 2016

People born between 1980’s till 1990’s are known as Millennials. They are characterized as confident, optimistic, and self-expressive possessing multi-tasking personalities. Also known as generation Y, they’ve grown up in a world surrounded by technology and the internet. So these things are always present in their daily lifestyle and routine tasks. 

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Online Ordering on your Restaurant Website boosts Sales and Customer Loyalty

Aug 15, 2016

The rapid integration of technology has taken over in most of the professions and industries and so does in the food industry. It is the power of customers that drive small scale restaurants industry towards the integration of technology. We have seen a tremendous growth in online food ordering in the last four years.

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Why your Restaurant’s Website Must Be Mobile-Friendly

Mar 09, 2016

The way how people find local restaurants has completely changed in recent years. Nowadays, restaurants are the most searched industry on phones. Statistics show that 88% of adults use restaurant technology to look up restaurant locations, directions and hours. 70% look at menus and 54% order takeout or delivery directly from a restaurant’s website...

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5 Most Important and Free Websites Where Your Restaurant Needs to be Listed.

Mar 02, 2016

Restaurants are the most searched industry by consumers through both mobile applications and browsers. Consumers want to find your restaurant’s location, hours and menu quickly and they expect this information to be accurate...

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5 Restaurant Menu Secrets You Might Not Know About

Dec 22, 2015

Not every restaurant owner can afford a menu engineer or consultant, but no one wants a menu looking like a random list of dishes. Here are a few secrets larger restaurants have in their menu designs to influence what customers are having for dinner and to gain greater profits...

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Proven and No-Cost Ways to Attract More Customers To Your Restaurant Through Social Media

Dec 09, 2015

Social media is a powerful tool that can attract new customers. Most restaurants have a social media presence, though many of those could do much better.

In Smart Web Squad, whenever we launch a new website for our customer, we always make sure his/her social media accounts follow these things...

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Five Things Your Restaurant’s Website Needs to Have

May 05, 2015

A good restaurant needs a good website. A website introduces your restaurant to the customers before they arrive. Having a mobile-friendly website puts you out in front of your competitors. At the time of writing, the majority of restaurant websites are not optimized for mobile use. If your location and business hours are not clearly visible, you have a lower chance that people will add you onto their dining schedules.

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