Digital Dining: 10 Social Media Platforms Restaurants Are Using To Drive ROI

 Why Your Restaurant Business Should Be Using Social Media

Scenerio #1 You own a newly formed restaurant in a prime location within your city.  The locals are coming in to dine once a week; however, you want to expand your dining cuisine to the numerous conventions, conferences and business trips made to your area.  Go social.Scenerio #2 Your current customers rave to you about the excellent service, the deliciously prepared food and the atmosphere. Ask your customers to write a review (virtually).

Scenerio # 3   Spring has sprung and you recently renovated to include an outdoor dining experience. Announce it.

Scenerio #4 You offer specialty dishes that will attract a specific targeted group.  Be seen as a restaurant with specialty dishes.

Digital Dining and Your Restaurant Success

At Digital Dining we love helping Restaurants. We want them to be able keep up with the latest and greatest best practices to help their businesses grow. Most restaurant owners know they need to be using Social Media but don’t know where to start with all the different websites. We created this infographic to help share some ideas on how some restaurants are using different social media platforms. You’ll see 10 different ways to use social media and what platforms we’ve seen restaurants using. For example, if you’d like to promote and show off your new menu items, you may be used to using Facebook but did you know that Instagram and Pinterest are perfect platforms for this as well? As you take a look at the graphic we hope it may give you some other ideas on things you may be able to try in your restaurant. What are some other ways you use social media to promote your restaurant? What has worked or hasn’t worked for you?

RESTAURANTS INFOGRAPHIC for Social Media

  

Infographic courtesy of Digital Dining

Making the most of your social media presence

Social media is one of today’s growing platforms where businesses build social relationships with customers, prospects and fans. Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube are among the most popular social networking platforms that enable you to share the story of your business, coming events and your restaurant’s services including your latest offers. Since these sites have the most number of users, making the most of your presence by posting and sharing your current menu as well as your best-sellers with their millions of users is definitely worth the time and effort.

The best thing about these social media channels is that they always offer innovative ways for businesses to interact and listen to customers’ feedback and concerns. In other words, it is the perfect medium for engaging customers and your online audience. Make sure your website integrates with these social networking platforms.

Did you know there is a Restaurant Social Media Index ?

The Restaurant Social Media Index is designed to provide learning that will help restaurants become more robust and effective in their use of social media, digital content and brand development.

 What are some other ways you use social media to promote your restaurant? What has worked or hasn’t worked for you? Do you believe infographics are useful for restaurant-preneurs?

Providing Online Solutions to Restaurants, Realtors, All Small Business, Independents and more.  Contact me at: socialinfairfaxva@yahoo.com

Providing Online Solutions to Restaurants, Realtors, All Small Business, Independents and more. Contact me at: socialinfairfaxva@yahoo.com

Carla Deter

Carla is an experienced Administrative Assistant with a background in Communications. As a Virtual Assistant she is determined to build her own Social Virtual Assistant business. Here are a few more things ‘about me.’

Hello, I am Carla and I have a firm belief that it is not knowing everything there is to know it is “knowing where to find the answers.” I thouroughly enjoy research, taking on challenges that require me to work tirelessly to find those answers. No hand holding needed- I have great initiative.

Media relationship building to bring customers to your business, product or service takes a great deal of time and detailed strategic work. Do you really have that kind of time? I understand you need to be meeting with clients, managing your staff and/or managing your own work. Tending to the administrative tasks that is involved with managing your online social networks can be daunting – but an important one for your business exposure. ***We can start big or small, by the month or by the project. There are millions of people out there to be found that will purchase your product or service. Let’s reach them together through SOCIAL.

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