Have you noticed how many restaurants do not to have a website?
We have and, as former caterers ourselves, we have made it our mission to get restaurants to acknowledge the power of a website of there own. For sure, there are solutions out there that can be utilised like Top Table to get restaurant bookings but these all cost either a monthly fee or a cover charge on each table booked – this can sometimes be as high as £3.50 per person -and, when a restaurant is involved in offering meals for just £15.00 for say, a set menu – The paid for bookings apps really hit at margins. We persuaded the owners of both MK Bar and Grill and Cafe Med to go with a generic website layout to save on costs with the added benefit of professionally shot images of their offerings and a free plugin that allows them to handle bookings via email. After just two weeks of being live – online bookings are looking good and having spoken with the managers on how they are handling all the enquiries, there are no issues at all.
The solutions we supplied are paying dividends to the client all for less than 38 pence a day per website (after the small initial investment for building the website and the photography) – now, that in itself is worth shouting about.
We wanted a quick but well-designed solution for our restaurants in London. Somebody’s Hero delivered on time and on budget with expert advice on all things web related. Nothing seems too much trouble – even when we asked for amendments that were out of scope – they always get done in a timely manner.
Ray De Fazio
Owner, Cafe Med, St Johns Wood, London
MK Bar and Grill, Gloucester Road, London.