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Keith Rydh commented on David Bloom's blog post Groupon is Not to Blame: Back Alley Waffles by the Numbers
"Avoid Groupon and take control of your coupons!  At FoodiesUSA (www.FoodiesUSA.com) restaurants that sign up for a Featured Restaurant profile for $199.95 for the entire year, can produce any coupon they desire, set the terms, and not have to…"
Aug 7, 2012
David Bloom's blog post was featured

Groupon is Not to Blame: Back Alley Waffles by the Numbers

Last week another restaurant-Groupon faceoff went public, featuring Back Alley Waffles in Washington, DC. Back Alley claimed Groupon’s slow payment cycle was to blame for a business-killing cash crunch. Groupon fired back saying they were paying on the agreed-upon schedule, and that only 18% of the daily deals sold had been redeemed.It is easy to blame others when business goes south. Ruby Tuesday once blamed “winter weather” for missing sales targets. Groupon makes a tempting target. But the…See More
Aug 3, 2012
Jon Rock liked David Bloom's blog post Groupon is Not to Blame: Back Alley Waffles by the Numbers
Aug 2, 2012
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Groupon is Not to Blame: Back Alley Waffles by the Numbers

Last week another restaurant-Groupon faceoff went public, featuring Back Alley Waffles in Washington, DC. Back Alley claimed Groupon’s slow payment cycle was to blame for a business-killing cash crunch. Groupon fired back saying they were paying on the agreed-upon schedule, and that only 18% of the daily deals sold had been redeemed.It is easy to blame others when business goes south. Ruby Tuesday once blamed “winter weather” for missing sales targets. Groupon makes a tempting target. But the…See More
Aug 1, 2012

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Mahdad Taheri commented on David Bloom's blog post How Restaurants Should Work With Their Web Designers
"As someone who has worked with dozens of restaurants and designed even more websites at www.tvidesigns.com, the point I'd like to highlight from David's good post is that design is a collaboration. The relationships and projects that go…"
Jul 18, 2012
David Bloom commented on David Bloom's blog post How Restaurants Should Work With Their Web Designers
"Amen. And I will add to this: make sure your address is on your website as text and not an image. This means someone can cut and paste it into an email or calendar entry."
Jul 18, 2012
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Jul 18, 2012
David Bloom commented on David Bloom's blog post How Restaurants Should Work With Their Web Designers
"Spot on. Updating content is an important part of running your website. Customer probably won't come to you often but when they do the menu and events calendar must be current. Whether or not you use a designer, a website template service like…"
Jul 12, 2012
Seth Gardenswartz commented on David Bloom's blog post How Restaurants Should Work With Their Web Designers
"Good post and good overall advice. One thing to add is planning how the site will be updated post launch. I see lots (too much?) of energy going into a website build only to see it ignored once launched. The site should be easy to update and…"
Jul 12, 2012
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Jul 11, 2012
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Jul 11, 2012
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How Restaurants Should Work With Their Web Designers

Many restaurants hire professional designers to build their website, but hiring a professional doesn’t guarantee a great result.  We talked to Jill Parks, Creative Director of Savannah design firm Sans Sheriff for tips on what to do (and not do) to give you the best chance of getting an amazing restaurant website that works for you and your customers.  Before you build your websitePicking a designer. Website design is a collaborative…See More
Jul 6, 2012

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Samuel A. commented on David Bloom's blog post How Restaurants Should Work With Their Web Designers
"That is spot on David! Targeting locally + adding your cuisines makes more sense for restaurant owners looking to attract customers searching in that specific neighborhood."
Jul 6, 2012
David Bloom commented on David Bloom's blog post How Restaurants Should Work With Their Web Designers
"I agree SEO is important but I worry about it very specifically. General searches for terms like "restaurant" and "what's for dinner" cast a wide net. Hard to know what the user really wants and equally hard to compete with…"
Jul 6, 2012

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Samuel A. commented on David Bloom's blog post How Restaurants Should Work With Their Web Designers
"Good points here David. Would just like to add that your website designer should also be skilled in optimizing your site for the search engines once it is built. Or at least have someone on their team that has SEO knowledge. "
Jul 5, 2012
David Bloom posted a blog post

How Restaurants Should Work With Their Web Designers

Many restaurants hire professional designers to build their website, but hiring a professional doesn’t guarantee a great result.  We talked to Jill Parks, Creative Director of Savannah design firm Sans Sheriff for tips on what to do (and not do) to give you the best chance of getting an amazing restaurant website that works for you and your customers.  Before you build your websitePicking a designer. Website design is a collaborative…See More
Jul 5, 2012

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Groupon is Not to Blame: Back Alley Waffles by the Numbers

Posted on August 1, 2012 at 3:00pm 1 Comment

Last week another restaurant-Groupon faceoff went public, featuring Back Alley Waffles in Washington, DC. Back Alley claimed Groupon’s slow payment cycle was to blame for a business-killing cash crunch. Groupon fired back saying they were paying on the agreed-upon schedule, and that only 18% of the daily deals sold had been redeemed.

It is easy to blame others when business goes south. Ruby Tuesday once blamed “winter weather” for missing sales targets. Groupon makes a tempting…

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How Restaurants Should Work With Their Web Designers

Posted on July 5, 2012 at 6:00pm 8 Comments

Many restaurants hire professional designers to build their website, but hiring a professional doesn’t guarantee a great result. 



We talked to Jill Parks, Creative Director of Savannah design firm Sans Sheriff for tips on what to do (and not do) to give you the best chance of getting an amazing restaurant website that works for you and your customers. 



Before you…

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Foursquare for Restaurants: An Infographic

Posted on June 21, 2012 at 11:00am 0 Comments

We’re pretty much data fanatics at Ordr.in. It’s a calling. We finally decided to put our data nerd-dom to good use: Check out our first infographic, Foursquare in the Big Apple. Over one month we tracked checkins, new visits and tips at 618 NYC restaurants using the Foursquare venues API. And when the data was in, we turned it over…

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Three Metrics Beat Sales Fatigue

Posted on June 20, 2012 at 6:00am 0 Comments

We talk to many restaurant operators. All of them are suffering from sales pitch fatigue. The steady flood of daily deals solicitations, loyalty program offerings, and social/local/mobile ad listing opportunities has taken a terrible toll. The problem is that there are some pretty good services on the market; tools that can really help a restaurant attract, engage, and retain customers. The key is moving quickly to separate the worthwhile from the worthless.

There are three numbers…

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