David Harris
  • 43, Male
  • Powder Springs, GA
  • United States
  • BistroBargains.com
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Title
Founder
Company
BistroBargains.com
Website
http://www.bistrobargains.com
What best describes my company
Not Applicable
Interests
Finding Investors, Networking
Biography
Co-owner of a small Italian restaurant and sold it in 2008. Now focusing on an online marketing site bistrobargains.com
Years in the Industry
4

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Sold our restaurant, built a website...

Hey guys,



I have been pretty inactive on FOHBOH. We have successfully sold our restaurant (a huge feat in this economy), and have been evaluating our options.



My partners and I have been thinking about how we can help out other restaurant owners. The biggest problem we encountered was being able to communicate in effective, inexpensive ways with our loyal and local customers about specials and promotions to keep them coming back.



We wasted so much money on "dead… Continue

Posted on November 11, 2008 at 8:38pm — 1 Comment

Diet.com has a SMS nutrition service...

Diet.com wants your patrons to text them your restaurant name and menu item so that they can reply with nutritional information. Of course the big chains will be added to the service, but the question is do you want to add your restaurant? Could this be a beneficial marketing aspect?

Try it yourself at http://diet.com/mobile/

They provide you contact info to submit your menu items. Let me know how it goes if any of you give it a shot.

Posted on February 21, 2008 at 10:41am

Attending the SoCon08 Social Networking conference today.

If any of you FohBoh-ers have questions that you would like for me to ask, just comment on this post, or tweet me at twitter.com/davidcharris.

Find out more about SoCon08 at http://www.socon08.com

Posted on February 9, 2008 at 6:32am — 2 Comments

Advertise your restaurant *within* Google Maps!

For about the last week or so, we have been experimenting with using Google Adwords embedded inside Google Maps. The typical CPC (cost per click) Google Adwords campaign is extremely expensive to run. Try to be one of the top sponsored results for "pizza" or "…

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Posted on January 31, 2008 at 2:10pm — 3 Comments

Using Facebook with results within expectations...

We have had a facebook profile for several weeks now.

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1010831635

We experimented with several uses:

Job Opporunities: Using the facebook marketplace, we posted our open positions and had a couple of decent candidates apply.

Facebook only promotions: If someone came in and said that they found us on Facebook, we would give them…

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Posted on January 28, 2008 at 11:38am — 10 Comments

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At 8:00pm on November 12, 2008, KT said…
Bet it will be popular with regional visitors' bureaus and blogs
At 11:26am on November 12, 2008, KT said…
Just read about your new concept and checked out the site. If an operator embeds the calendar on his own website, do his visitors see him AND his competitors? If so, does that seem to bother operators?
At 7:13pm on July 9, 2008, Ray Abram said…
Dave,
Thanks for the invitation to Fohboh. Check out the ad on the homepage.
At 12:06pm on February 21, 2008, Jeff said…
Thanks for the warm welcome!
At 2:22pm on January 31, 2008, Matt Urdan said…
Hey David,

give me a shout if you want to talk about PPC vs SEO and improving organic search hits!

have the best Thursday evening of your life!

828-788-1498
At 6:16am on January 29, 2008, Matt Urdan said…
Hey David,

thanks for adding me as a friend and for joining the LSM group. Feel free to jump right in and make posts on the group list like the Facebook post. If everyone that belonged to the group would make 1 post like that on the group for all of our benefit, we'd soon have a rich and vibrant LSM program for each of our concepts.

I'm looking forward to sharing with and learning from you along with the rest of the group.

Have the best Tuesday of your life!
At 3:19pm on January 28, 2008, Matt Urdan said…
David,

Please consider joining the LSM (Local Store Marketing) group here on Foh Boh. I think you've demonstrated with your facebook blogpost that you can add a great deal to the efforts of finding great avenues to expand business locally.

http://www.fohboh.com/group/localstoremarketing

Cheers!
At 10:26pm on January 27, 2008, Holly D. Elmore said…
Hi David! Welcome to FohBoh ~ I am sure you are going to find it fun and a strong business tool. When I am not so tired I would like to tell you more about what I do as I work with many restaurants. For fifteen years I owned two restaurants and a coroproate caterin operation and today is my five year anniversary of being a free women (no employees!!)

My computer is weird tonight and I could not accept your friend request so I sent you one.

Have fun!

Holly
At 9:09pm on January 27, 2008, David Harris said…
Hi David, Welcome to FohBoh! Feel free to join a group, comment on existing content, or post a blog or discussion on a topic of interest to the FohBoh community. Our members are from over 100 countries and all interested in communicating and connecting. Don't forget to check out our hot new Rewards Program where you actually earn stock in FohBoh as you participate.

Cheers!

Michael Atkinson
FohBoh Community Manager & Co-Founder
 
 
 

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