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Restaurants - We have to do something about our websites

Started this discussion. Last reply by Amanda Brandon Jan 6, 2011. 6 Replies

Restaurant websites are getting slammed on Twitter and in a discussion on this blog:…Continue

Tags: web, presence, social, media, management

85% of Consumers Say They'll Pay More for Premium Customer Service

Started this discussion. Last reply by PeopleMatter Dec 28, 2010. 5 Replies

How did we get to this point? I'm sad for the "service industry." What can we do to right our perception in customers' minds?Continue

Restaurants & Bars - The Original Social Networking Sites

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Mashable has a live feed from the Facebook press conference rolling right now.Facebook's Chris Cox says (via Mashable) the company…Continue

Tags: facebook, marketing, media, social, restaurant

 

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3 Last-Minute Ideas to Promote Mother's Day

Here's my quick list of how to capture some Mother's Day traffic for your restaurant:1. This Saturday - Head to the ball fields. Arm yourself with a little lemonade and about 200 flyers. Talk up that brunch and get Mother's Day brunch plans in the minds of the soccer, t-ball and baseball parents. 2. Hit the neighborhood. Visit your neighboring businesses to hand out some sweet desserts, a few menus/flyers and spread the word. Try salons, day spas, dry cleaners and other high-traffic…See More
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"Need some ideas for Cinco de Mayo celebration in your restaurant? Check out this blog: http://ning.it/IFfJIZ"
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Amanda Brandon commented on Amanda Brandon's blog post Ice Cream Trucks Have Outgrown "Pop Goes the Weasel"
"Thanks for your comment, Jim. Yes, it's a great retro practice, until the truck is in your neighborhood 7 days a week. Pop Goes the Weasel gets old and tuned out."
Jun 6, 2011

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Jim Matorin commented on Amanda Brandon's blog post Ice Cream Trucks Have Outgrown "Pop Goes the Weasel"
"I think there is room for both.  An ice cream truck with a tune is retro, a great touch point that brings back positive memories."
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Ice Cream Trucks Have Outgrown "Pop Goes the Weasel"

I live in a neighborhood with a twice daily visit from the ice cream man. I know he’s coming because my lab and German shepherd go crazy when they hear that familiar tune – Pop Goes the Weasel. The idea of an ice cream truck is appealing when you combine 90 degrees, lots of kids and cheap treats. However, it’s rather annoying to the parents at home with eager kids and to the neighbors who could care less about your sweet treats and catchy tune. Texting – Better than Pop Goes the Weasel A…See More
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Becky Hendriksen commented on Amanda Brandon's blog post 5 Things You Never Want to See in Restaurant Menu Design
"Great article, Amanda! Two things popped to mind- aligned pricing, and a pixelated logo.  "
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Becky Hendriksen commented on Amanda Brandon's blog post 5 Things You Never Want to See in Restaurant Menu Design
"Great article, Amanda! Two more things that popped into our heads: lose aligned pricing and a pixelated logo on menus!"
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MS
Title
PR Consultant
Company
MustHaveMenus
Website
http://www.musthavemenusblog.com
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@musthavemenus
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Interests
Consulting, Discovering New Food, Discovering New Wines, Learning, Making Friends, Networking, New Locations
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Always communicate brilliantly
Biography
Amanda Brandon got her start in food working takeout for a busy BBQ restaurant—alone—on her first day. She spent the next four years at McAlister's Deli, while completing her journalism degree at the University of Mississippi. The next stop was a dual role as the managing editor of PMQ Magazine (a pizza trade) and as the publicist for the U.S. Pizza Team. Since 2005, she has worked in marketing communications both on and offline in the restaurant and technology industries.
Years in the Industry
11

Amanda Brandon's Blog

3 Last-Minute Ideas to Promote Mother's Day

Posted on May 2, 2012 at 2:51pm 0 Comments

Here's my quick list of how to capture some Mother's Day traffic for your restaurant:

1. This Saturday - Head to the ball fields. Arm yourself with a little lemonade and about 200 flyers. Talk up that brunch and get Mother's Day brunch plans in the minds of the soccer, t-ball and baseball parents. 

2. Hit the neighborhood. Visit your neighboring businesses to hand out some sweet desserts, a few menus/flyers and spread the word. Try salons, day spas, dry cleaners and…

Continue

Ice Cream Trucks Have Outgrown "Pop Goes the Weasel"

Posted on June 3, 2011 at 11:45am 2 Comments

I live in a neighborhood with a twice daily visit from the ice cream man. I know he’s coming because my lab and German shepherd go crazy when they hear that familiar tune – Pop Goes the Weasel.

 

The idea of an ice cream truck is appealing when you combine 90 degrees, lots of kids and cheap treats. However, it’s rather annoying to the parents at home with eager kids and to the neighbors who could care less about your sweet treats and catchy…

Continue

5 Things You Never Want to See in Restaurant Menu Design

Posted on April 22, 2011 at 3:10pm 5 Comments

Comic Sans font. You do not want this font anywhere near your menu. It’s reserved specifically for elementary school teacher newsletters. And there’s a documentary against it.

 

Paryrus font. This font is the stereotype of stereotypes for Greek restaurants. (There’s even a …

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Is This Burger Joint for Real?

Posted on April 7, 2011 at 5:05am 0 Comments

With menu items like "Supa Dupa Fly Ho with cheese," Fat Ho Burgers hit the national stage this past week. In a Google News search, I found 23 very relevant news sources carrying a story on this tiny Waco, Texas burger joint. 

 

A news clip from the local Fox affiliate has gone viral as the owner explains how she arrived at the name. The 23-year-old Lakita Evans told KWTX.com…

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Looking forward to getting to know you Amanda! Oh yeah, and keep pumping out those awesome articles!
At 7:10am on June 16, 2010, Marcus Guiliano said…
Hello and welcome Amanda,

Congratulations on joining FohBoh! I'm the green nutrition minded chef on this site. This is a wonderful online restaurant community with lots of great postings. Enjoy the site and keep active with pictures, comments and postings.

Marcus Guiliano
 
 
 

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