Marketing Services for Locally Owned Restaurants & Bars
Written by Carl Foisy
We love locally owned restaurants and bars. Early in Carl’s career, he spent about a decade working in restaurants as a dining liaison (aka waiter), bartender and manager. With a huge love, appreciation, and understanding for the hospitality industry, we know what it takes to make a restaurant and bar thrive. Here below are the services we offer to San Jose and Greater Silicon Valley area businesses.
Knowing every restaurant is different, and has different goals and wants, we customize all websites to fit each restaurant appropriately. We’re also very well versed with several digital services and website integrations. Services include (but not limited too) website development and management, directory submissions and verification, regular maintenance, updates and more.
We’ve designed dozens of menus for locally owned restaurants and bars, and have years of experienced in presenting menu items and sections, creating an overall user friendly pagination, preparing files for printers and vendors, and performing online menu updates.
– Print Materials & On-Site Graphics
No matter if we are bringing client ideas to life, or being tasked with creating something unique and new, our senior designer knows how to work magic. While staying on the cutting edge of current trends and design styles, we take loads of pride in producing authentic and one-of-a-kind graphics. Most importantly, our average turn-around time is 48-hours, we know how to prep files for printers, and since we are local, we can be more familiar with on-site placements and needs.
– Photo, Video, 360 Degree & More
We help restaurants and bars tell their stories through images and videos. We understand what restaurant and bar guests want to see and hear, and with good quality photos and video, we achieve great things. We use digital SLRs with high-end lenses, are licensed and insured to fly drones, equipped to capture 360 degree and 3D video and photo footage, and flexible on scheduling.
It’s not what you say, but how you say it, and we believe Social Media should not be taken lightly. Yes it’s a fun thing to do, but when executed poorly the results are not fruitful and missed opportunities pile-up. We focus on achieving goals, and can manage social handles directly, can audit, coach and refine internal staff on the do’s and don’ts, and can even perform a hybrid of the two.
– Custom Needs & Wants
There is very little we can’t do with regards to marketing, design and media production. We’ve brought out-of-the-box ideas to life, have wrote jingles, have gotten creative with new methods and marketing techniques, and more. Nonetheless, on everything we do we focus on achieving goals by using best practices, no matter what the concept or promotion is.
From concept and creation, to implementation and maintenance, our New Business Packages are built for anyone looking to start a new restaurant or bar. We know what it takes to get the job done correctly.
– Secret Shopper & Reliability
We’ve expanding our offerings for restaurants and bars to include secret shopper and service reliability audits. We start by visiting your restaurant or bar as a guest, while subtly taking note of all areas of service that we experience directly, and that we witness with other guests. From the time we arrive to the moment we exit, dozens of variables are taken into consideration, and reported back to the owner. This is an opportunity to find room for refinements, and to validate those who do a good job.
Passion Project: SoSA SJ
2022 Year in Review
Success Story: The Hot Behind You Hospitality Management Group
Success Story: Lamella Tavern
Success Story: Shepherd and Sims
Success Story: Hop and Vine