Chef Josh Capon—he of Lure, Burger & Barrel, and El Toro Blanco, not to mention his numerous burger contest triumphs—is no stranger around these parts. Neither is the problem he's looking to help fellow chefs and restaurateurs solve: crappy restaurant websites. Enter Dining Image, a new way to quickly and easily build and update them, and market to customers via email. Pick a design, add content, and choose images—that's all it takes to take a restaurant website live in just minutes. There's no technical knowledge necessary. Check out Chef Capon getting it done in the middle of service in the video above, and then get on over to Dining Image and do it up yourself.
Email Marketing. Each Dining Image website is an accompanied by a matching email template created in the same design aesthetic as the website. Dining Image customers can create and deploy email campaigns to promote restaurant events. Email address collection is a part of every Dining Image website solution.
Mobile Version. All Dining Image sites include a mobile version geared to be viewed on phones. The mobile version is graphically streamlined to fit the mobile device. "Sniffer" technology is implemented to determine how the site is being accessed and serve the user the appropriate version based on their device.
Exceptional Designs. The Dining Image website designs are created by the same team that has created hundreds of unique websites for many of the best restaurants in the country. View All Designs.
Social Media. Dining Image provides the option to include links to Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Pinterest and/or Google+ accounts. The appropriate icons will be positioned on the website and link directly to the social media outlet.
OpenTable Integration. Dining Image designs accommodate OpenTable modules for reservations. It is as simple as entering a restaurant's OpenTable ID into the Dining Image system and the reservations module will automatically appear on the restaurant website. Users can make reservations directly from the restaurant website rather than linking to OpenTable.com.
Website Statistics. Statistics are valuable to analyze site traffic and measure success of marketing efforts. Dining Image provides website statistics which include number of hits, visits and where the traffic is coming from.
Simply put, website building and email marketing for restaurants has never been easier.
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