Restaurant Marketing

For those wanting ideas on how to drive their business forward through the art & science of marketing.

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5 Ways Going Green is Good for Business 1 Reply

Started by Barry Chandler. Last reply by Mark Moreno Apr 26, 2013.

Changes to the Facebook News Feed

Started by Matt White Mar 8, 2013.

Gobza v Groupon...Any thoughts? 2 Replies

Started by Samuel Rubenstein. Last reply by Samuel Rubenstein Oct 6, 2012.

Hiring GREAT people for your restaurant.

Started by Erin Hanson Jul 3, 2012.

Satisfy Your Customers Digital Hunger!

Started by Angela Stoner Apr 30, 2012.

Loyalty & Reward Program Service Providers - Who's the Best? 5 Replies

Started by Jeffrey J Kingman. Last reply by Steve Brown Apr 18, 2013.

Coupons & E-Mail Marketing 6 Replies

Started by Josh Hersh. Last reply by Samuel Rubenstein Oct 6, 2012.

Marketing Mindmap

Started by Russ Reynolds Aug 26, 2011.

The Best Books About Marketing 1 Reply

Started by Jim Sullivan. Last reply by Russ Reynolds Aug 26, 2011.

The Best Books About Marketing 1 Reply

Started by Jim Sullivan. Last reply by Steven Groves May 24, 2011.

Compound Profit

Started by Keith Bernhardt Apr 1, 2011.

Groupon’s Ambitious Plan to Change How & When We Eat

Started by Todor Krecu Mar 17, 2011.

Investing in Brazil's Food Business ??

Started by Eduardo Felipe Mar 1, 2011.

Do you think the "seasoned beef" lawsuit will damage the Taco bell brand? 1 Reply

Started by Bob Fiddler. Last reply by Nate Bagley Feb 2, 2011.

New application to help Restaurants with Social Media - need alpha users 1 Reply

Started by Lakshmanan Narayan. Last reply by Trent Edwards Feb 1, 2011.

Customer email list building automation + social networks 1 Reply

Started by Wade McMunn. Last reply by Nicholas Grettler Mar 11, 2011.

McDonald’s Mobile Marketing Case Study: Merry X-mas In The Restaurant 2 Replies

Started by Michael Ofori. Last reply by Michael Ofori Jul 22, 2010.

Dunkin’ Donuts - Mobile Marketing Case Study: 5 Replies

Started by Michael Ofori. Last reply by Nick Ostroff Apr 18, 2011.

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Comment by Todor Krecu on December 11, 2010 at 5:49am

For Restaurants, Social Media Is About More Than Just Marketing


Comment by Bob Fiddler on December 4, 2010 at 2:35pm
A little restaurant can have a big, beautiful brand:
Comment by Todor Krecu on December 4, 2010 at 8:48am
Groupon Turns Down Google’s $6 Billion Offer:
Comment by Todor Krecu on December 3, 2010 at 4:31am
Mobile Applixations & Marketing in Chicago with GrubHub and the The Meatyballs Mobile:
Comment by Bob Fiddler on November 22, 2010 at 3:16pm
Interested in franchising? Be careful with your name!:
Comment by Bob Fiddler on November 19, 2010 at 2:43pm
A Restaurant's Guide to Groupon: Do It Right or Not at All:
Comment by Todor Krecu on September 5, 2010 at 12:01pm
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Comment by Nate Bagley on May 26, 2010 at 8:17am
I love that this is a place that has turned from talking about marketing tactics for restaurants to a place where people implement marketing tactics. Kind of ironic, no?
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