Nov 17, 2023
This just-right delivery fee can double your sales
As convenient as delivery is for diners, high fees can prevent them from making it a habit. Restaurants who want to keep diners hooked should offer value as well as ease–but not at the cost of their own profits. Finding the right balance doesn’t have to be a riddle. A sweet spot for delivery fees...
Dec 1, 2022
Is a Branded Mobile Ordering App the Right Choice for Your Restaurant?
Mobile ordering apps have been rapidly growing in popularity over recent years. For many restaurateurs, there’s never been a better time to get their own branded mobile ordering app. Let’s take a closer look, though, and see if it’s the right choice for your business. Do you want to stop paying commissions on every order?...
May 26, 2022
Reimagine Your Restaurant’s Takeout Profits–Without Commissions
As a restaurant owner or operator, you deserve to be in the driver’s seat of your budget and your profits–which can be challenging when most online ordering companies’ fees charge up to 30% of every order. Those costs add up over time, eating away at what could be an extra headcount in the kitchen, a...
Apr 29, 2022
Delight Diners This Spring and Summer With 4 Takeout Upsells
Better weather isn’t the only thing to celebrate this time of year! This summer, take the opportunity to drive more sales by meeting diners where they are—outside. When your restaurant preps for these special occasions, think outside the box and try adding premium upsells. You’ll delight diners while increasing your average order size just by...
Mar 8, 2022
The Do’s and Don’ts of Running Restaurant Promotions
We know that saving money is the #1 concern for restaurant owners and managers everywhere. Facing notoriously low profit margins, it’s easy to shy away from the idea of selling your food for a smaller profit. In reality, running a promotion can not only help you stand out and be memorable, but it can give...
Feb 7, 2022
Boost Your Restaurant's Ticket Size On Game Day or Any Day
Big day coming up? Whether it’s a holiday or the final game in a series, you know your diners are already anticipating what to order. Sure, you could stick to your normal menu and operations, but adding upsells and premium deals would make your diners–and your bottom line–even happier. When festivities bring you a lift...
Feb 4, 2022
Drive Big Game Day Sales With Takeout Preorders
Get ahead of the game– literally – by driving preorders for takeout ahead of big sports events and holidays. With so many digital dining tools now available, it’s easier than ever to forecast demand, prep your staff and your inventory, and get your diners excited about their upcoming meals. When you lock in orders ahead...
Jan 6, 2022
5 Tactics for Restaurant Profitability
To say that 2020 devastated restaurant profitability would be an understatement. More than 110,000 restaurants closed permanently or long term, according to the National Restaurant Association. And as an owner or employee of a restaurant, no one is more uniquely aware of the challenges faced than you. In this blog, we’ve compiled tactics for restaurant...
Dec 9, 2021
Why Big Third-Party Apps Want Your Restaurant Data
Online food ordering’s growth has led to a massive change in the way that restaurants do business. It’s a development that can extremely beneficial: online ordering increases order sizes, makes operations more efficient, and generates valuable restaurant data. Whether or not your restaurant sees all of these benefits, though, depends on what online ordering provider you...
Dec 7, 2021
Make a Difference with the ‘Diner Impact Score’
Today, ChowNow helps diners make a difference in their communities with the launch of an exciting new feature to continue our mission of helping restaurants thrive: The Diner Impact Score. This first-of-its-kind feature shows customers how much they make a difference by helping restaurants save, offering an easy way to quantify support for local restaurants...