Daily News All News  |  Subscribe  
Restaurant and Foodservice News
RSS
News |  Newsletters  |  Articles |  Blogs | Video |  TV |  QSR News  |  Casual Dining News  |  Onsite News  |  Chef News

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.


Read More (opens new link to source)  |   All News



Note: The story above links to an external site and was free from registration requirements at the time it was selected. Because Foodservice.com has no control over information outside of our site, the availability and status is subject to change.




Thoughts and Comments?  Post as a member of Foodservice.com or Facebook below
Note that you must be registered to leave comments. Register or Sign in.

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



Top Stories
1. Some independents eager to take bite out of Sysco
2. Chicago Restaurant Debuts $100 Grilled Cheese Sandwich
3. Sysco's Acquisition Of US Foods Causes Uncertainty, Employees Rally To Unionize
4. To curb school lunch waste, ease the fruit and vegetable rules
5. Top 5 Books Every Restaurant Owner Should Read
6. Chefs And Their Egos: Who's To Blame? A Case Study.
7. Kids, parents tweet their white-hot hate for Michelle Obama’s school lunch regs
8. Fast Food Restaurants Are Rushing To Offer Booze
9. Anthony Bourdain slams Chef Nigella Lawson's U.S. travel ban
10. Paula Deen restaurant at heart of racism scandal closes without notice

Recent News
The Death of the Neighborhood Restaurant
This Is Why Chipotle Is Totally Unstoppable
A Brief History of Fast Food's Greatest Innovations
The 5 wildest KFC marketing stunts
Why Renowned Chefs Used Kickstarter to Fund Their Restaurant and What They Learned
Social media saves Ottawa restaurant owner who made 81 gyros too many
Chefs Are Going To Hate This: A Portable Photo Studio For Restaurant Instagramming
The Psychology of a Restaurant Menu
Food Costs Surging
Cockroaches rain down onto diners from ceiling of celebrity-favorite NYC sushi restaurant




More like this:

The 5 wildest KFC marketing stunts

Taco Bell's New McDonald’s Attack Ads Seem Awfully Familiar

Drumstick corsage from KFC: Are fast food chains this desperate for young customers?

Building Your Business With an Irreverent Twitter Feed

Taco Bell's Breakfast Endorser: Ronald McDonald

Taco Bell Sends 1,000 People Burner Phones With Secret Breakfast Missions

Taco Bell Runs Naughty TV Ad For 'Happier Hour'

7 Creative Blogging Ideas for Restaurants

5 Instagram Mistakes Your Bar or Restaurant Should Avoid

Chipotle's new Hulu series is actually just a very long and very expensive ad

Other Topics:

Business & Financial  (1650)

Chefs and Cooking  (1783)

Customer Service  (86)

Design  (20)

Equipment & Supplies  (27)

Food Cost Management  (63)

Food Safety  (200)

HR and Recruiting  (46)

Human Interest  (838)

Interviews  (6)

Legal  (253)

Marketing - Products  (207)

Marketing - Restaurant  (424)

Menu Development  (190)

Nutrition  (919)

Restaurant Management  (80)

Restaurant Spotlight  (85)

Sanitation  (25)

Startup  (20)

Technology  (125)

Trends  (100)

 




Copyright © 1996-2013 Foodservice.com ®. All Rights Reserved.