How to make a restaurant menu

And turn it into a revenue-generating rockstar

How do you stay competitive in a field that blends more and more technological advancements in everyday business?
In our days, it simply isn’t enough to open up a restaurant and add a sign outside, expecting clients to barge in. While you pour your heart in every dish you make, it’s difficult to reach those customers, especially if they’re walking down the street with a smartphone in their hands.

So how do you bring your menu items to the spotlight?

And how do you make sure people see them? You take them online and reach those customers that aren’t necessarily just passersby. You bribe them with mouth-watering images and maybe even throw a special deal or discount on combos for first timers.

And while you’re at it, why not give customers the option to order from the comfort of their home or for the whole office when they’re at work? You can either deliver it to their doorstep or offer them the possibility to pick up their food order.

The good news is that this can be done without taking a lot of time and – brace yourself – without costing anything. We provide an online restaurant menu that’s affordable (as in, it’s free), easy to create and even easier to keep up to date. While it’s feature-rich, its best advantage is that it helps you expand your business and helps you give your customers an easy and simple food ordering experience.

How to make a restaurant menu online

How to make a restaurant menu that sells:

Before you get on to create a killer menu that’s both intuitive and modern, simply create a restaurant profile and tell future customers some basic information about you, like operating hours, location and delivery zones or pickup options. Now let’s get started:

  1. Use the drag & drop visual editor to add items to your menu or new categories.
  2. Personalize each dish with more details to let customers know how it’s prepared or list the ingredients. You can also let your hungry foodies select portion sizes or crust types (for pizza, for example), or degree of doneness for meat-based items. All with just a few clicks.
  3. A picture is worth a thousand words. We help you with a database of stock photos to choose from for your menu categories or you can upload your own. You can add images for each item in order to let clients know exactly what they’re getting.
  4. Create special deals for combos or lunch discounts and turn customers into regulars. The possibilities are endless - display promotions only for certain clients or, even better, for a predefined timeframe of your choice. You can even display menu items based on time of day (e.g.: hide breakfast dishes after 11am).
  5. How to make a restaurant menu that sells
  6. Publish it on your website by adding the “See MENU & Order” button. When clicked, this opens up a restaurant menu that’s optimized for all devices and ridiculously simple to use by customers. All it takes is copy-pasting a HTML snippet on your website. That’s it! Add the button to your Facebook too so that clients can order without having to leave the social platform.
  7. Review & confirm orders with the free order taking app for smartphones and tablets. Each time someone places an order, you get notified instantly so that you can give an ETA for the hungry customer on the other end.
  8. Start cooking! You’re good at your business, we’ll handle the rest.

Go on, give it a try, we won’t tell! It’s free forever, no matter how many orders you take.
We monetize through our premium features that bring added value to restaurants everywhere so we pledged to keep these basic services free in order to support small and medium businesses and grow together.

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