Ola Ayeni
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  • Naperville, IL
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  • Dining Dialog and eateria.co
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Ola Ayeni commented on Ola Ayeni's blog post Should Your Restaurant Serve Gluten Free Items?
"Thanks everyone for contributing."
Apr 3, 2013

Mark Moreno commented on Ola Ayeni's blog post Should Your Restaurant Serve Gluten Free Items?
"If a restaurant offers Gluten-free items on their menu and only attracts 3 new customers a day and was open at least 300 days a year they could add between $9,000 to $15,000 a year in increased revenue. If they used Gluten-free items to offer their…"
Apr 3, 2013

Jim Matorin commented on Ola Ayeni's blog post Should Your Restaurant Serve Gluten Free Items?
"What about cross contamination?  Do really be gluten-free do you need to have seperate back room operations?"
Apr 3, 2013

Kyle-Beth Hilfer commented on Ola Ayeni's blog post Should Your Restaurant Serve Gluten Free Items?
"Please note that the FDA has proposed a definition of the term "gluten-free." See: http://www.fda.gov/Food/NewsEvents/ConstituentUpdates/ucm177323.htm If you would like more information about the status of this proposal, please…"
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Founder and Chief Idea Officer
Dining Dialog and eateria.co
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What best describes my company
Consulting, Discovering New Food, Discovering New Wines, Locavore, Finding a Job, Franchising, Learning, Making Friends, Networking, New Locations, Organic Foods, Other
Personal Quote
Don't just build it, you MUST tell the word about it !!
My expertise focuses around restaurant marketing using marketing tools that deliver results. Throughout my career, I have been the recipient of several coveted achievement and sales awards in the marketing industry. He is an active member of the restaurant local marketing and social media community. Ola advices independents operators, franchise organizations, and QSRs on how to increase sales per store location using new media marketing tools. He is passionate about bringing creative integrated marketing solutions to customers.
He brings fresh and creative ideas to his clients, speaking at national and industry trade events about restaurant and food marketing Ola also writes for industry publications, and has been published and quoted in several publications including; The Food Channel, The Food News, Quick Service Restaurant Web (QSRweb.com), Loyalty Magazine, American Express Smart Brief, Website Magazine, Mashable, Chicago Tribune, Newsweek Magazine, Screen Works, ReadWrite Web, Restaurant Report, SmallBizBee.com, Mobile Marketing Magazine. He is also quoted by many respected publications in the coupon industry including CPG Matters and Coupon Info Now.
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Ola Ayeni's Blog

Should Your Restaurant Serve Gluten Free Items?

Posted on March 28, 2013 at 1:56pm 5 Comments

When it comes to restaurant marketing, it’s impossible to predict and adhere to every menu request that a customer makes. So how do you know when a menu request crosses the barrier of being a trending food fad to becoming a legitimate concern that your restaurant should prep for? When it comes to deciding…


Is Your Restaurant Website Mobile-Friendly?

Posted on March 28, 2013 at 12:06pm 0 Comments

If it’s not, it should be. According to Intuit, 55% of people that have cell phones use them to go online. Another 31% of cell phone users claim to only go on…


Congrats To OpenTable Diners Choice 2013 Winners!

Posted on March 21, 2013 at 2:03pm 0 Comments

When it comes to the wide variety of restaurant choices that customers have on a daily basis, it’s monumental to be considered a favorite dining location in the culinary world. OpenTable has recently announced its 2013 Diners’ Choice Award Winners for Service. “Providing high-caliber hospitality to…


How The New Facebook Newsfeed Design Will Affect Your Restaurant or Small Business Page

Posted on March 20, 2013 at 8:00am 2 Comments

While Facebook began as primarily a social network for college students, it has grown into a booming marketing hub for restaurant marketing and small businesses. New job titles such as “social media marketing expert” and “social media marketing ninja” have also surfaced. But what does all the social…


How To Send Better Emails To Your Restaurant Customers

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 6:30am 0 Comments

How do you engage your restaurant customers with your email campaigns? Studies have found that 94 percent of internet users use the internet to send or read emails (Docstoc).This is more than other activity such as social networking and buying a…


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At 10:44am on February 26, 2010,
Keith Bernhardt
haven't seen you around FohBoh in awhile.
How's everything going ?
At 12:27pm on October 10, 2009, Ola Ayeni said…
Thanks Keith, I have corrected it.
At 4:12pm on October 8, 2009,
Keith Bernhardt
Thanks. In the announcement it says "PM" but at the bottom it says "AM"
At 3:53pm on October 8, 2009,
Keith Bernhardt
Hi Ola,

Is the Social Media Webinar in the morning or evening Oct 15 and what time zone ?
At 10:16am on September 21, 2009, Jagadish C said…
Hi Ola-

Check us out at http://www.powdeal.com. We can probably work together. We also manage social networking for restaurants by providing community managers.

We also provide SMS shortcode/keyword, iPhone, and Blackberry apps.

At 9:51am on September 21, 2009, Michelle Wicmandy said…
Hi Ola,

thanks for reaching out. i, too, work in marketing and specialize in email and mobile. i'll be sure to follow your blog.
At 7:45am on September 17, 2009, Brett Bartlett said…
thats great to here Ola,
Thanks for getting back to me with that info.
Best of luck you Ola and you future ventures.

At 11:00pm on September 16, 2009, Brett Bartlett said…
Hi Ola

I just checked out Mobile Dialog and was very impressed with the idea of increasing the customer traffic in down times.

Do you see an increase in 18-25 year olds using your services?
At 8:07pm on October 16, 2008, Ola Ayeni said…
Hi Ola,

Welcome to FohBoh! We are the leading social-business network for the global restaurant industry and growing fast. Thanks for joining.

Michael L. Atkinson
CEO | Co-Founder, FohBoh
At 8:07pm on October 16, 2008, Ola Ayeni said…
Hi Ola,

It's my pleasure to be the first to welcome you to our fantastic community of foodservice professionals from all over the globe. With hundreds of blogs, discussions groups and events to discover, Fohboh is the perfect place for you to connect and communicate with colleagues. Don't hesitate to contact me with comments or criticisms.

Before you get started, please check out our Community Guidelines and our FAQ. You might also watch our short FohBoh Video Tour. When you're comfortable with the lay of the land, start a blog post or join a discussion group - we're glad you're here and can't wait to hear more from you!

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