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Google Buys Zagat

Started Sep 9, 2011 0 Replies

Apparently Google is buying Zagat.. If you are asking your customers to leave reviews for you and you are asking them to go to Yelp, you might want to start directing them to Zagat instead. Google…Continue

Free Mobile Website Mock-ups

Started Aug 27, 2011 0 Replies

With it being the end of summer, my team is slow and has some time on their hands...As such I'd like to offer the first 10 to respond a free mobile website mock-up.  You'll get the front page…Continue

Tags: sites, mobile

Should you bother optimizing your site for mobile phones?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Leah pendorf Apr 25, 2011. 8 Replies

I am curious to know whether you think it is important to optimize your site for smart phones like iphones, blackberries and droids. Restaurants are one of the industries affected most by mobile…Continue

Tags: websites, mobile

How many of these are you using in your business?

Started Jan 14, 2011 0 Replies

I put together a 13 step marketing plan for some of my clients in the form of a mindmap...I wonder how many of these you are utilizing in your business? Click the mind map to zoom in. Cheers,Russ…Continue

Tags: ideas, strategies, promotion, consultants, marketing

 

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Google Buys Zagat

Apparently Google is buying Zagat.. If you are asking your customers to leave reviews for you and you are asking them to go to Yelp, you might want to start directing them to Zagat instead. Google has a creed to "do no evil".  Do you think this finally pushes them over the line? See More
Sep 9, 2011

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Google Buys Zagat

Apparently Google is buying Zagat.. If you are asking your customers to leave reviews for you and you are asking them to go to Yelp, you might want to start directing them to Zagat instead. Google has a creed to "do no evil".  Do you think this finally pushes them over the line? See More
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Free Mobile Website Mock-ups

With it being the end of summer, my team is slow and has some time on their hands...As such I'd like to offer the first 10 to respond a free mobile website mock-up.  You'll get the front page designed for free to see what it looks like.  At that point you'll be free to move on or purchase the full site.This is a great way of 'trying before you buy' but only for 10 restaurants.  If you would like to take advantage of this, contact…See More
Aug 27, 2011

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Russ Reynolds commented on Michael Leaders's blog post 8 Reasons Your Restaurant Needs A Website…
"Nice to converse with you too Michael.   I'm not sure if you provide these services to your restaurant customers or if you partner with somebody who does but for anybody who doesn't quite understand, here is a breakdown of how the…"
Aug 26, 2011

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Russ Reynolds commented on Michael Leaders's blog post 8 Reasons Your Restaurant Needs A Website…
"Hey Michael,   That's cool - thanks for the kind words.   You do learn a lot about restaurants selling on the street which I did for 13 years and then 3 more in sales management.  Ironically Sysco's motto was to help their…"
Aug 26, 2011

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Marketing Mindmap

Here's a marketing mindmap I did for restaurants awhile back - maybe it will help some of you... Restaurant Marketing MindmapSee More
Aug 26, 2011

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Russ Reynolds commented on Michael Leaders's blog post 8 Reasons Your Restaurant Needs A Website…
"Good post - how about adding:   To capture your visitors contact information."
Aug 26, 2011

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Russ Reynolds replied to Jim Sullivan's discussion The Best Books About Marketing in the group Restaurant Marketing
"Everything by Jay Abraham and Dan Kennedy.   Specifically:   JA - Getting Everything You Can Out Of All You've Got DK - The Ultimate Sales Letter DK - No BS Time Management For Entreprenuers"
Aug 26, 2011

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"now I have 3 friends.  I'm getting popular!  "
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Leah pendorf replied to Russ Reynolds's discussion Should you bother optimizing your site for mobile phones?
"I personally think it is important. We're in a society that's on-the-go and need to know things when we need to know them. I can't tell you how many times I tried to look up a restaurant's address, phone number, or online menu…"
Apr 25, 2011

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Jim Matorin replied to Russ Reynolds's discussion Should you bother optimizing your site for mobile phones?
"Interesting thread of discussion.  Given we are going to close out the year where 50% of the mobile universe will be smartphones which was originally projected for 2013, I would recommend optimizing one's site for mobile because there…"
Apr 12, 2011
Steven Groves replied to Russ Reynolds's discussion Should you bother optimizing your site for mobile phones?
"Russ, Nicholas, Tony and others - My quick answer to 'would you bother optimizing your site for mobile phones?' is absolutely, particularly if you are a restaurant and want to attract the just-in-time diner. I recognize that not everyone…"
Apr 11, 2011

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Tony Cockerham replied to Russ Reynolds's discussion Should you bother optimizing your site for mobile phones?
"I have to agree with Nicholas, it is probably better to spend your time and money making sure your standing on social media platforms is good. Yelp, foursquare, urbanspoon, citysearch, etc.... are going to be the engines that drive people to your…"
Apr 9, 2011

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President
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http://therestaurantboss.com
Twitter Handle
@russellreynolds
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Interests
Consulting, Discovering New Food, Discovering New Wines, Making Friends, Networking
Years in the Industry
28

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How To Grow Your Restaurant Business With QR Codes

Posted on February 3, 2011 at 6:47am 1 Comment

What Is This Funny Little Graphic And How Can It Help You Grow Your Restaurant Business?

[scanning the image to the left will actually bring up my business card - but it could do a lot of other things as well - read on to discover more]

These little graphics are called QR (or quick response) codes and they are simply amazing.  They are basically 2-D bar…

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Is Your Boss A Tyrant?

Posted on January 10, 2011 at 5:12am 0 Comments



If you are reading this then you are either the owner of a restaurant or you are an exceptional employee and deserve an…

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12 New Years Resolutions For Restaurant Owners

Posted on January 6, 2011 at 12:25pm 0 Comments

This is reprinted from my monthly newsletter for my insider's club:











Restaurant Owners New Years Resolution #1 - Set Aside One Day Per Week Solely For Marketing Activities.  This one resolution alone will improve your business immensely.  You know marketing is paramount or you wouldn’t be reading this newsletter (and I also just told you so).

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At 6:25am on August 26, 2011,
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Paul Letendre
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now I have 3 friends.  I'm getting popular!

 

At 5:21am on January 17, 2011,
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Keith Bernhardt
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Thanks Russ. I'll send a note to you later today.
At 5:20am on January 17, 2011,
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Keith Bernhardt
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Thanks. I'll send you a note later today.
At 5:03am on January 17, 2011,
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Keith Bernhardt
said…

Russ,

Welcome to FohBoh ! I enjoyed your blog about the 13 step marketing plan for

business.

You might be interested in a new venture i'm involved in. Could you send your direct email address ? Best, Keith

At 8:08am on November 1, 2010, Marcus Guiliano said…
Hello Russ,
Congratulations on joining FohBoh! 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
Chef on a Mission
 
 
 

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