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Restaurateurs Think Yelp, Groupon Are Hurting Business


Copyright: PR Web

March 31, 2011


A recent poll conducted by Tundra Specialties, a national distributor of restaurant supplies and equipment, revealed a negative view of two websites that have dramatically altered the food service industry in recent years. Tundra surveyed customers over a month long period in order to better understand how the food service industry is reacting to the rapidly increasing influence of the web on their business. A wide range of Tundra customers were asked which of four groups of websites they felt affected the food service industry most positively and most negatively. The four consisted of group discount sites like Groupon, online review sites like Yelp, online reservation sites like OpenTable, and social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and FourSquare.


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Posted by Janet Driscoll on 3/31/11 at 9:44 AM EST

"I Consider Groupon The Single Worst Decision I've Ever Made As A Business Owner"
http://www.businessinsider.com/jesse-burke-groupon-nightmare
Posted by David Smania on 3/31/11 at 12:25 PM EST

Interesting article Janet - thanks for sharing. I posted this in our forums as well for comment.
Posted by Steven Tingle on 3/31/11 at 2:07 PM EST

Great article by my friend Robbin Phillips in HuffPo about a creative and rewarding alternative to Groupon:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robbin-phillips/let-your-advocates-create_b_834008.html



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