Finding a great place to eat can make or break days out, special occasions and even holidays. Because of this, more diners are choosing to research restaurants ahead of time by checking out menus and reviews online.
Of course, food’s a big part of restaurant choice, but so is the decor, layout and ambience – an industrial, communal-dining set-up might not be everyone’s choice for a romantic anniversary meal, for example. So, how can you make sure prospective customers get a good feel for your dining experience before they even walk through the door? We’ve listed five reasons your restaurant needs a virtual tour.
1. Show off your style
Whether customers are looking for a quiet meal after work, or the perfect place to dine before a night out, the best way to show off your flair is with a virtual tour. We know your space is beautiful, and sometimes pictures just aren’t enough to do it justice.
2. Attract more event and group bookings
Trying to organise an event of any kind is stressful, and finding the right venue often means arranging lots of viewings. With a virtual tour, though, planners can take a look at the size and layout from their computer, speeding up the process for them and winning you the booking.
3. Give customers the perfect table
Trying to make sure customers are happy with their table while managing a full restaurant and getting orders out can be an uphill struggle, but with a virtual tour you have the option to allow customers to choose their own tables when they book, saving your staff a headache and keeping your guests happy.
4. More interactions
Once you’ve got your virtual tour on your website and Google Maps listing, customers will engage more with your content and boost your search rankings. You’ll also see an upturn in the number of walk-ins, since your restaurant will really stand out on the map.
5. Boost bookings
Restaurants already using a virtual tour have seen up to 30% increases in their bookings, with diners travelling from further afield to visit them. All of these elements ultimately mean you’ll see increased sales and bigger projects.
Setting up a virtual tour can seem like a big ask, but that’s where we come in. While you keep making amazing food and offering wonderful service, we can take care of making your virtual tour. Get in touch here, and we’ll reply with your personalised quote within the hour.