Over the past few months during my internship at Change, I’ve been blogging, following, and ‘liking’ all things food. It's been so much fun watching tasty creations pop up in my feed. Some of our Change customers are so good with Facebook and Twitter that almost every day, I fight the urge not to jump in my car and road trip for lunch.
Kickstarter is the latest craze in crowdfunding, where the general public can help fund creative projects, tech products, and other cool ideas via the internet. Kickstarter doesn’t just raise money, it helps build communities. Supporters pledge money towards ideas they want to see succeed. The Kickstarter community celebrates resourcefulness and drive.
Instagram has become a great tool for the food and restaurant industry. Over 60 million pictures are shared on the app each day, many of those highlighting delectable meals. Food photography has grown in popularity since Instagram’s debut in 2010 and many restaurants are capitalizing on this trend.
Over the past few weeks, we've been researching ways to improve kitchen printing for Change. We visited several kitchens around Des Moines, all varieties, big and small. We walked through their process in the kitchen and they helped us identify ways we could improve their kitchen efficiency. In this post, we share their advice as well as feedback we've collected from other successful restauranteurs online.
In this post, Yelp Des Moines Community Manager Patrick Tape Fleming covers how to go public with your communication by using Yelp's free tools to connect with your customers. While a private message has its advantages, a well-crafted public comment is the ultimate game changer.