How To Get Your Restaurant Started on Social Media
1. Build Awareness – This is simple, if no one knows who you are, how do you generate more traffic?
2. Educate Your Audience – Once they know who you are (your name), share the type of food you serve and how your customers can use your concept. Are you a Lunch only concept, Special Occasion Dining or Family Friendly? This is about managing expectations.
3. Build Followers – The easiest way to get started is by following people who have checked-in, commented and shared visitations, photos and reviews for your restaurant brand. You’d be surprised how many restaurants aren’t aware that they already have followers and fans. Make sure to promote your profiles in-store, on traditional advertising, your website and on your menu.
4. Create a Relationship and Offer Value – Make friends with your customers, talk to them, ask for feedback and thank them for their patronage. Share content with them such as recipes, pictures and insight into your concept. Have your Chef, Bartender or Sommelier talk about new menu items, signature drinks or wines that you carry. Provide information that will be useful and worth reading.