RESTAURANTS: Before You Close for Good - Do This One Thing

Best small restaurant tip of 2020.

Jo Scheidt

Jo Scheidt

Writer

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In this time of crisis, we are missing some of our favorite restaurants! You need to be innovative and think outside the box to survive – and so we can continue supporting you.

According to the National Restaurant Association, 3% of operators surveyed said they have permanently closed their restaurants.

Many of the chain restaurants that are surviving are doing the best they can to provide drive-thru service. They are also reaching out to government resources for help.

 

Those of you who don’t have drive-thru service need to rely on take-outs, pick-ups, and delivery orders. Pizza, Chinese, and sandwich restaurants, to name just a few, need to rely on technology to stay afloat. 

The solution?

If this is you, then YOU need to develop an online presence

If your doors are closed because of COVID-19, you are among many who are missing out on local, raving fans because they aren’t able to order food from you on a website. What’s worse, your competitors who are still open may be “scarfing up” some of your customers.

Hopefully, your customers will be back when all this is over.

But will you be there for them?

You may be wondering if the expense of acquiring a website is worth it. How do you create a restaurant website in a timely and cost-effective way?

After all, money is tight, there’s the fear of throwing money away (what if this doesn’t work?), and it’s wise to be cautious right now.

But here are some questions for you to ponder: 

  • What happens if you do something about your current situation (i.e., add a website)?
  • What’s the likely outcome if you do nothing?

 Benefits for you

Once you have a website for your restaurant, you will see an increase in traffic. Patrons will be BACK – and they’ll be able to see your restaurant’s hours of operation, your location, your menu, and any special promotions you are running. In addition, they can order, pay, and schedule a pickup time – All online. 

Just like that, you’re back in business and beginning to recoup any losses you may have incurred during this perilous time.

You’ll be able to help some of your employees get back on their feet as well. It’s a win-win.

And just because your establishment may be smaller than some of the bigger chains does not mean you can’t afford to add an online presence

 

Today, you can’t afford NOT to.

Besides winning back customers at this time, here are 18 benefits to having a website for your restaurant.

And there are tailored plans that will fit within your budget. Some owners will pay $3,000 – $10,000. But you don’t need to spend a lot to get a quality, professional website for your restaurant. You should be looking at paying $1,000 – $3,000 for a complete package. Be sure the company you hire has excellent service and will maintain your website at a reasonable price.

A website that will keep your business open and thriving for under $3k? Now we’re talking!

Open Door Media Solutions, LLC, offers attractive, personalized web designs that fit your budget needs with integrity and honesty. Simon Matthews, CEO, and his talented team of creators are ready to patiently listen to your ideas and propose a tailored plan just for you. 

It won’t cost you a penny to find out what they can do for your business. The sooner you’re back in business, the better your chances of recovering from this pandemic.

Consider the creation and implementation of a website. Come back to the vibrant business you once were. We’ll get through this – together (and we miss you)!

Ready to take your business online? Schedule a free consultation today!

Call Us: 757.689.7715

Email Us: sales@opendoorms.com

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