Restaurants now have ThriveSpot to help them meet the increasing use of mobile devices. The program provides free mobile websites, including hosting, to restaurants looking to attract the growing numbers of consumers using mobile formats to find a place to eat and socialize.
The free mobile sites provide direct links for online services such as reservations and ordering, one-click access to menus and other important information. The service also includes connections to social-media such as Groupon, FourSquare and other platforms.
Customers coming to the restaurant’s regular website from a mobile device automatically get routed to a more efficient mobile website where they receive essential information about the restaurant.
By the fall, ThriveSpot will survey consumer’s restaurant preferences on their mobile devices and offer that information to those restaurants that want to participate in the survey. Restaurants will also receive information on how their own establishment is performing compared to similar restaurants in their market.
The idea of the program is to help restaurants quickly take advantage of the mobile marketplace and boost sales in the food and beverage industry in general. “Restaurants get the fast, efficient mobile websites they need to meet changing consumer preferences, consumers get easy mobile access anywhere at any time to make dining and entertainment decisions, and the industry gets important information about product sales to better support both restaurant operators and their consumers,” says ThriveSpot COO Chuck Ellis.
ThriveSpot is free, and members are currently enjoying free benefits like Mobile Websites and Social Media Monitoring– with more to come.