Do you own or manage a restaurant? Do you want more diners? Do you want a cheap way to spread the word about your restaurant’s culinary specialties? Are you looking for a way to market to your current diners whenever you want and wherever they are? If any of the above applies to your situation, you should consider getting a customer mobile app coded for your restaurant.
A mobile app can help restaurants keep in constant communication with their diners, bring more diners to the restaurant’s doors, and turn current diners into promoters and evangelists.
If your mobile app packs a very useful food-related information features, like recipes or your restaurant’s menu, your app will allow you to constantly brand your current diners and customers. When they open your app and see your brand, they will be reminded of their last time eating at your establishment.
By constantly being reminded of the great food you offer, the chances of them coming back to your restaurant is higher than otherwise. Moreover, you can reach your customers even if they don’t have your app open.
You can reach them through special notifications. These special notices pop up on their mobile phones’ front screen when you have something special to announce. You should use this feature sparingly though. Overuse will desensitize your customers to your messages. Worse, they might get annoyed enough to uninstall your app.
Regardless, your own mobile app gives you a way to reach your customers at any time.
Direct Diners To Your Doors
Brick and mortar businesses lose a certain percentage of customers because, for some reason, they cannot seem to physically get to your location. They get lost or misdirected. To ensure none of your would be visitors get lost, get a mobile app developed. The app can lead your diners to your door by pairing up with map apps on the Apple iOS and Android.
Such a pairing allows the would be diner to start from his or her location and follow the map app’s instructions to get to your doors. Thanks to your own custom mobile app, you no longer have to lose customers due to bad directions or a bad turn.
Turn your Current Diners Into Your Promoters
If your mobile app plays up your recipes and your menu, some of your app’s users might share your content and, more importantly, app download link with their friends and family on Twitter and Facebook. Your app will have social network sharing functions built in so your current users will have an easy time sharing your app and content. The more they share, the higher the chance their friends will download and install the app.
The best part is, the more your users share, the higher the chances that their friends might share the app as well. Then those friend’s friends might share. And so on and so forth down the line. This means your app can spread from the relatively small pool of diners who installed your app to a huge community.