Fast Food Customers Looking for Technology to be on Menu

When you think of it, it is a no brainer— customers who go to a Quick Service Restaurant (fast food of any size) want to place, receive, consume, and depart as quickly as possible. It is no surprise that 71% of diners say they would be “amenable” to more AI in their restaurant experiences.  ThatContinue reading “Fast Food Customers Looking for Technology to be on Menu”

Social Media Slice for September 18, 2019: Yelp Connect Gives Restaurants A ‘New Voice’ To Reach Locals; 3 Key Elements to a Winning Facebook Ads Proposal; Using Google Assistant as a Text Translator

MAIN SLICE Yelp Connect Gives Restaurants A ‘New Voice’ To Reach Locals- Yelp is working hard to improve its image with restaurant owners. Following launch of business page upgrades like Business Highlights, Portfolio, and Yelp Verified License, comes Yelp Connect. Owners can publish what’s new on their menu, specials, and even upcoming events. “Ely Lerner,Continue reading “Social Media Slice for September 18, 2019: Yelp Connect Gives Restaurants A ‘New Voice’ To Reach Locals; 3 Key Elements to a Winning Facebook Ads Proposal; Using Google Assistant as a Text Translator”

Social Media Slice for August 7, 2019: Yelp Adds Tracking To Restaurants’ Phone Numbers For Grubhub Incentive; Tips for Mastering Hashtags; and Best of the Best PayPal Plugins for WordPress

MAIN SLICE Yelp Adds Tracking To Restaurants’ Phone Numbers For Grubhub Incentive- According to this article, customers calling a restaurant directly from a Yelp listing are first being redirected to Grubhub. Why? “Vice is reporting that Yelp is changing phone numbers for Grubhub in order to let the company take a ‘referral fee’ of betweenContinue reading “Social Media Slice for August 7, 2019: Yelp Adds Tracking To Restaurants’ Phone Numbers For Grubhub Incentive; Tips for Mastering Hashtags; and Best of the Best PayPal Plugins for WordPress”

Social Media Slice for June 3, 2019: Visa Process Requires Social Media Profile; Preventing Instagram Follower Loss; and Recipe for Restaurant Online Visibility

MAIN SLICE Visa Process Requires Social Media Profile- The U.S. State Department is now requiring nearly all applicants for U.S. visas to submit their social media usernames, previous email addresse, and phone numbers. This also applies to those who want to come to the U.S. for business or education. No extenuating info yet as toContinue reading “Social Media Slice for June 3, 2019: Visa Process Requires Social Media Profile; Preventing Instagram Follower Loss; and Recipe for Restaurant Online Visibility”

Social Media Slice for May 8, 2019: Google Maps and Restaurants; Slack, Newsletters and Facebook Newsfeed; DM and LinkedIn; Israelis and Social Media

WELCOME SLICE SLICE is a M-F news digest targeted to assist Social Media Managers, Virtual Assistants, and Small Business Owners make sense of all the day to day social media news. Bypass the fluff. Focus on the good stuff. MAIN SLICE Google Maps Testing New Way to Showcase Restaurants– Do you have a dining smallContinue reading “Social Media Slice for May 8, 2019: Google Maps and Restaurants; Slack, Newsletters and Facebook Newsfeed; DM and LinkedIn; Israelis and Social Media”

Meals and Marketing During Salem “Fall Restaurant Week” Promotion

Drumming up business for one restaurant during the fall off-season is often a tough sell, as any Social Media or Marketing Manager can tell you. Doing it for an entire Downtown District of small business eateries would then seem to be a formidable task. It used to be until the advent of Restaurant Week marketingContinue reading “Meals and Marketing During Salem “Fall Restaurant Week” Promotion”

Salem “Tavern in the Square” Abandons Homeless, Elderly, and Veterans for Thanksgiving

This is an open letter to O’Neill’s, Beer Works, Fins, etc. in Salem, Ma. I am asking. I am imploring. I am begging for some small business eatery to come forward and pick up the Thanksgiving meal baton that Tavern in the Square dropped and kicked into the dirt. Two weekends ago the centrally locatedContinue reading “Salem “Tavern in the Square” Abandons Homeless, Elderly, and Veterans for Thanksgiving”

Restaurant Line Cutters, How Should You Deal With Them?

Standing in line is an accepted aspect of the civilized world. Animals don’t; they all converge at the water hole or upon prey, unless there is some alpha predator bullying its way forward. So, imagine how I felt today after waiting in line for my turn in a “fine” dining establishment, to be brushed asideContinue reading “Restaurant Line Cutters, How Should You Deal With Them?”