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Restaurant Marketing Ideas: How to stand out and increase your sales fast and easy
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Restaurant Marketing Ideas: How to stand out and increase your sales fast and easy

The massive impact of COVID-19 on the restaurant industry is well known. Nonetheless, restaurants continue to be one of our favorite ways to socialize. Many of the most important moments for people happen in a restaurant. Everyone loves to go out to eat and spend quality time with friends and family. However, restaurant marketing is getting…

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Add Schema to any Page on Your Site
Add Schema to any Page on Your Site

If you’re looking to boost the SEO for you site, structured data, or schema, is a great way to do it. According to Google, “Structured data is a standardized format for providing information about a page and classifying the page content.” For example, you can use it to tell Google that a page contains FAQs,… READ POST

Add Your Business Profile to Your Site with Structured Data
Add Your Business Profile to Your Site with Structured Data

With the Five Star Business Profile and Schema WordPress plugin, you can quickly and easily create your business profile and add it to your site with a simple-to-use shortcode or Gutenberg block. This automatically includes all the relevant structured data, so Google knows exactly what type of organization/business it is and can include the correct… READ POST

Modifying the Five Star Restaurant Menu Plugin Using Templates
Modifying the Five Star Restaurant Menu Plugin Using Templates

The template system that exists in the Five Star Restaurant Menu WordPress plugin opens a whole new level of customization for those comfortable working with a bit of code. Everything that displays on the front end of the plugin can be customized by creating your own template files (to modify and/or overwrite the existing templates… READ POST

Custom Fields for WordPress Reservations
Custom Fields for WordPress Reservations

When guests sign up for a reservation on your website, one of the biggest advantages is that you’re able to record extra information about them. Need to contact them to reschedule? Their contact information is right there in your bookings dashboard. With the premium version of our Five Star Restaurant Reservations WordPress plugin, you can… READ POST

WordPress Reservation Reminders and More
WordPress Reservation Reminders and More

There’s nothing more frustrating than having a full reservations list, turning away paying customers at the door, and then having a bunch of no-show reservations leave you with a half-empty dining room. Our Five Star Restaurant Reservations plugin for WordPress has powerful features, to help you minimize no-shows and maximize your dining room revenue: reservation… READ POST

Reservation Deposits and Holds for WordPress
Reservation Deposits and Holds for WordPress

When guests aren’t arriving for their reservations, and reminders and late arrival notifications haven’t worked, many restaurant owners consider charging a reservation deposit fee or putting a hold on a guest’s card pending their arrival for their reservation. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to enable deposits and holds in our Five Star… READ POST

Styling Options for Five Star Restaurant Menu
Styling Options for Five Star Restaurant Menu

There are four ways to style the menus generated by our Five Star Restaurant Menu plugin for WordPress. We’ll go over each of them here, in order of complexity, so that users from beginners all the way to developers can understand the options they have to customize the look of their menus. The place to… READ POST

Custom Fields for Restaurant Orders
Custom Fields for Restaurant Orders

This post in our plugin features series looks at custom fields for our WordPress Restaurant Menu plugin. Custom fields let you collect additional information from your customers with their orders, or add extra information to your menu items, such as the estimated calories of an item. To get started, you’ll need the premium version of… READ POST

Accept Orders Through Your Restaurant Website
Accept Orders Through Your Restaurant Website

Accepting orders through your website is a feature that wasn’t very common before 2020, but has since become seen as a necessity for restaurant owners. Managing your own orders through your website is also a much more profitable alternative to restaurant ordering aggregators such as Uber Eats, who can take up to 30% of every… READ POST

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