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Are Smartphones Ruining the Restaurant Experience?

Your smartphone is the scourge of restaurants. Customers snapping photos of food and dawdling on Facebook at meals have slowed down table service by an hour over the last 10 years, as an anonymous post on Craigslist’s “rants & raves” section recently alleged. The writer claimed that his restaurant, located in Manhattan’s Midtown [...]

4 Tips to Increase Sales on Fourth of July

To close or not to close: a question that many restaurant owners debate when it comes to the Fourth of July. If you’ve decided to stay open, you might as well do your best to try and get in some extra business during the holiday. After all, with a day devoted to [...]

Facebook Partners with Constant Contact to Include Restaurant Menus on Pages

Last month, Facebook and Constant Contact announced that restaurants can now upload menus through SinglePlatform from Constant Contact to Facebook pages. SinglePlatform helps businesses showcase their most important information everywhere local consumers are making decisions online.

As a result, Facebook users can both find and “like” a restaurant, in addition to view its [...]

Turn your restaurant into a tourist destination

In this article from the National Restaurant Association, learn how to attract tourists this summer with these helpful tips. Travelers spend more than $200 billion annually on food service in the United States, according to the U.S. Travel Association. On average, tourism accounted for nearly a third of fine-dining sales and almost [...]

Harnessing the Power of Social Media to Increase Traffic

By Nicole Reed, Communications Manager, MenuMax

For many restaurants it is becoming increasingly difficult to reach a broad range of customers without incurring a hefty advertising fee. The new money conscious consumer is selective when choosing where to dine, and most of the time restaurants do not have a budget dedicated to [...]

Wall Posts, Comments, & Likes, Oh My! Fan interaction WILL boost sales.

By: Mary Pennington, Communications Manager, MenuMax

We all know and have read about the monumental benefits of social media; and how using these free resources will help our businesses grow larger, faster. Now the real test is how much time you are really willing to spend learning and establishing a social media presence. [...]

Social Media Tips for Restaurateurs

What kind of presence does your restaurant have in cyberspace? Do you have an employee designated to maintaining a Facebook page or Twitter account?

Online social media offers an interactive and ever-evolving channel for directly reaching customers. Which sites are the most popular? How much effort should you put into social media marketing, [...]