The Ultimate Guide to Restaurant Marketing

How do you stand out in an industry as competitive as the restaurant industry? A killer marketing strategy! This guide covers everything you restaurant needs to know about social media, digital marketing, SEO, and more!

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Optimizing Franchise Development: Old School Principles Meet New School Tools

Learn how to create a franchise sales organization of people and processes that runs like a well-oiled machine. Adding a few new school tools to your old school principles can make all the difference in the world.

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Best practices: Maintaining a cohesive brand across franchises

Brand consistency is the foundation of all franchises. Developing company-wide brand strategies is key to protecting the brand’s image which creates value for consumers and the franchisees.

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Sponsor: Visualogistix


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In pictures: Global restaurant execs in London: Part 1

Executives from 17 countries gathered in London for the 2017 Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit — Europe last week. The event, produced by Networld Media Group, provided the opportunity for more than 100 restaurant leaders to share advice, success stories and discuss how they moved on from failure.

3 commonalities among Lyfe Kitchen, Urban Plates, Baskin Robbins brand-building strategies

Building a successful brand has three parts: storytelling, club making and country building, according to a branding expert at the National Restaurant Show.

Be my 'bBff': Marketing guru says best brands 'participate' in diners' lives

Brands with the most loyal and committed customers know you only earn super-loyalty when you participate in customers' lives, says veteran marketing guru, Norty Cohen.

Free smartphones, campground delivery among pizza promos for Independence Day

Independence Day weekend beckons, and some have clearly pulled out all the wheel chocks to pull in new and returning customers.

New studies show restaurant 'do's and don'ts' of online ordering, delivery

As the restaurant industry continues to bask in the big-dollar benefits of online ordering, two new studies shed light on best practices when it comes to online ordering and third-party delivery as well as overall customer experience.

Play ball! Make local sports sponsorships work brand magic

Sports sponsorships hold big, positive benefits for restaurants at the local level, by connecting with customers in a fun, upbeat and even passionate level.

A gamut of great ways to make diners 'swoon' in June

If your brand's list of great things to celebrate, promote and connect with the community ends at Father's Day for the month of June, we've got a few surprises for you. There's plenty of occasions and causes to connect your...

The CIO-CMO partnership: The path to digital ordering dynamism

Digital ordering success begins at the top of your organization with real alignment between those who lead the charge organizationally to make the system run on the inside, as well as those responsible with how all that technology appears to and engages with the customer.

Heads up: Here come 92 million Mother's Day revelers

Two out of every five Americans will dining out this Sunday, according to the National Restaurant Association.

The anti-app: why messaging is the new loyalty program

More than 60 percent of smartphone users download an average of zero apps every month, and most of those are opened only once. Roughly 75 percent of consumers would rather use text than voice to communicate with front-line team members.

3 execs describe how to take on the world without losing your brand

Taking a brand to another country is one of the most complex challenges a brand's leadership can undertake. At the Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit in Dallas last month, three divergent brands shared some of the lessons they've learned on the road.

Wendy's twitter-mania: Is brand 'character assassination' a dead end?

There has long been a credo in advertising that great brands don't denigrate, they differentiate since some argue that when chains start taking shots at each other it never gets less demeaning in tone, only more so and ultimately damages the entire business sector. Is that where Wendy's recent twitter strategies are leading us? .

Restaurants dish out savings to soothe the stressed tax filer

Restaurants are doing their part to calm the masses with money-saving deals on Tuesday, the nation's day of shared tax-paying pain.

Pie Five, Firehouse, First Watch,Pei Wei execs discuss 'the good, the bad and the ugly' of online reviews

A recent survey found that 61 percent of the dining public check online reviews before visiting a restaurant. How those reviews can help or hurt sales was a central theme at the Restaurant Franchising and Innovation Summit.

Rosati's CEO: 'If your company is a boys club then join the club'

Marla Topliff, president of Rosati's Pizza, fell in love with the restaurant business after working as a marketer for Rosati's.

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