Thinking Outside the Regular Audience for Restaurant Marketing

By Jenny Brooks Read this article for some fall promotional inspiration from the Big Chains. In offering this recommended reading, I’m not suggesting you should copy the promotional ideas, [...]

Great American Dine Out

By Jenny Brooks Get invovled in this great cause to end childhood hunger in America. Community involvement is essential for any business. Not only are you doing some good with your business [...]

Cheap Public Relations for Independent Restaurants

By Jenny Brooks I came across these three cheap public relations tactics for independent restaurants and wanted to share them. I wrote them for an issue of the SMART Systems Insider. These are [...]

Exploring Twitter for Restaurants – Idea No. 5

by Jenny Brooks In a post on April 23, I provided five ideas for restaurants to use Twitter. I promised to explore each of these a little deeper, so I’m going to expand on them over the [...]

Exploring Twitter for Restaurants – Idea No. 4

by Jenny Brooks In a post on April 23, I provided five ideas for restaurants to use Twitter. I promised to explore each of these a little deeper, so I’m going to expand on them over the [...]

Exploring Twitter for Restaurants – Idea No. 3

by Jenny Brooks In a post on April 23, I provided five ideas for restaurants to use Twitter. I promised to explore each of these a little deeper, so I’m going to expand on each of these [...]

Exploring Twitter for Restaurants – Idea No. 1

by Jenny Brooks In a post on April 23, I provided five ideas for restaurants to use Twitter. I promised to explore each of these a little deeper, so I’m going to expand on each of these [...]

Ways for Restaurants to Use Twitter

By Jenny Brooks In my last post here on Restaurant Expert David Scott Peters’ site, I discussed Twitter and its move toward mainstream communication methods. I promised I would follow up [...]

Do You Twitter?

By Jenny Brooks David Scott Peters, restaurant expert, asked this question in September 2008 and posed to you why you should consider getting an account on Twitter in this post. Twitter has [...]

What about a brown bag lunch?

By Jenny Brooks Depending on the kind of eatery you own, might there be a way to offer something to your regulars who are trying to cut back, but still generate traffic and sales for you? [...]

Less food for thought

By Jenny Brooks I’ve pointed out Nation’s Restaurant News’ Independent Thinking before, not only because they’re addressing the needs of the independent restaurant owner, [...]

Communicating During Disaster

By Jenny Brooks Is the salmonella issue hitting your restaurant? Are your customers asking about your salsa (fresh pico de gallo), questioning your ingredients, asking about your food suppliers? [...]

Too much food for thought

By Jenny Brooks One of the blogs I’m reading these days is Independent Thinking by Mark Brandau of Nation’s Restaurant News. He focuses on independent restaurants and has some great [...]