Every restaurant we speak to wants more customers, but what they really want more than anything is more REPEAT customers. Competition in the restaurant industry is tough and sometimes it takes more than great food, location and atmosphere to be successful. Repeat customers are a big part of a making a restaurant successful. A well thought out marketing plan that targets repeat customers will certainly help, but what what new options are now available to include in that plan?
Today, we explore how custom, branded mobile apps for restaurants can help restaurants market their stay connected to their customers and increase repeat business.
As the functionality of mobile apps has improved over the past several years, new options have arisen that can help restaurants dramatically grow their business. It begins with your restaurants ability to have its own customized, branded app that customers or prospective customers can download on their mobile phones. Immediately, your business is in your customers pocket (literally) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Once you are in your customers pockets, there are tons of great features within mobile restaurant apps that can help you to engage those customers. Let’s go over a few of those great features.
GPS Directions – Customers can get directions to your location(s) from anywhere in the world directly through the mobile app.
Push Notifications – Send customers notifications directly to their phone about new menu items or special offers. No more emails or text messages!
OpenTable Integration – Customers can make reservations right in the app!
GPS Coupons – Run you loyalty program through your app. Customers can check in every time they visit your location and they can unlock great deals after a predetermined amount of check ins. No more punch cards!
Facebook and Twitter Integration – Integrate your favorite social networks right in the app so customers can stay up to date with current happenings.
These are just a few of the great features that can help you to grow your restaurant and gain repeat customers by using a customized, branded mobile app. To learn more about how Branded Business Apps can help you to set up a mobile app for your restaurant using its simple and affordable restaurant mobile app development platform, check out the website at: http://www.MobiAppBuilder.com