For Restaurants, Social Media Is About More Than Just Marketing

By David Sauter, CEO

Published: December 10, 2010

Social media certainly has its benefits for those who love dining and drinking. From free drinks for Foursquare checkins, to Twitter notifications about happy hours, to Facebook messages about free food, there’s always something tasty happening online.

But the social web offers a lot more than just discounts and deals when it comes to drinking and dining. Restaurants and bars are giving social media users a backstage pass to the food and the people who make it. Chefs and restaurateurs are using social media to reveal how their dishes are made, generate familiarity with chefs and provide a means for diners to share feedback.

Social media facilitates customer service, customer awareness and when implemented correctly can build incredible loyalty with your best customers!