Wouldn't you be sad if your Restaurant was missing out on $100,000 a year in revenue because you believed a couple of these myths. We discuss what we hear from Restaurants vs what we actually seeing as working for Restaurants around the world.
We look at Restaurant Dark Kitchens and how they are starting to change the way that food is delivered to Restaurants.
1. SEO is a monthly ongoing cost - what is this all about? Restaurant Keyword Optimisation - can be a can of worms and often it comes down to a monthly report only a lot of the time. Some restaurants are paying thousands of dollars every month for no real services.
2. If your Restaurants name comes up number 1 when someone searches for it, you have great SEO. There are 2 types of people out there and you are only reaching 1 group (the much smaller group) if you are only getting traffic when people type in your Restaurants name. We discuss the secret of SEO and how you can use that secret to dramatically grow the number of people going to your restaurant. If someone doesn't know about your Restaurant, how many will find your Restaurant in Google - the answer should be lots!
3. Great restaurants don't need marketing. Too many times great restaurants with great food are outdone by crappy restaurants with great marketing. You don't want to be the best restaurant that no one has ever heard of.
4. Restaurant Email Marketing doesn't work. Email marketing is great because it goes to people who know your Restaurant and it is very cheap to run and they are a great part of the yield utilisation process. The hard part is building your marketing database.
5. Facebook no longer works. Ongoing changes to the Facebook platform have meant that some restaurants don't think Facebook works any more. Listen to last week's episode about Mama's BBQ Chicken and Salad Bar and how they got 1,000,000 views on Facebook. For everyone who can't dance like Wally, :), it has become pay to play, but the budgets are often just $3 per day. We talk about our new Marketing University course on running your first Facebook Marketing ad campaign.