MARKETING AND SELLING TO RESTAURANTS

How to Market and Sell to Restaurants

Reaching out to restaurants begins with three simple steps to help you get to the right contacts at the right restaurants:

Geography

Where are they located?

  • Top Metros
  • State
  • ZIP Codes

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restaurants by location.

Restaurant Types

Want to find a certain restaurant?

  • Cuisine they serve
  • Sales/Number of Employees
  • Top Franchise Brands

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restaurants by cuisine and type.

Decision Makers

Who is the best contact person to talk to about your product or services?

  • Manager
  • Owner
  • And More

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restaurants with specific job titles.

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Restaurant Industry Quick Facts

There are 579,979 restaurants in the United States. Of those:

  • 43% with job title owner (250,157)
  • 41% have 5 to 9 employees (238,337)
  • 22% are franchises (127,614)
  • 12% are pizza restaurants (65,644)
  • 10% serve American cuisine (57,585)
  • 9% are delicatessens (51,093)
  • 2.4% are Italian restaurants (13,808)
  • 1.9% are steak houses (10,654)

How to Market Your Business to Restaurants

Now that you’ve defined your audience, it’s time to think about the best ways to reach them. Think about common mediums they might use to read or hear your message. Click on the links to learn more about the most popular marketing channels to deliver your message:

Direct Mail

Deliver your message to restaurants with a letter, postcard, brochure, or other mail piece.

Email Marketing

Send a creative message to your targeted restaurant list. Let us design, deploy, and track your email.

Online Display Advertising

Place ads on websites your restaurants or related industries frequently visit.

Search Engine Marketing

Increase your visibility to restaurants on search engine results pages like Google™, Yahoo!®, and Bing™.

Telemarketing

Streamline your cold calling process to restaurants with our telemarketing lists.

Social Media Advertising

Reach millions of restaurants employees with an advertisement on Facebook™ or LinkedIn®.

DIY Prospecting

Want to find restaurants on your own? We can equip you with innovative tools to find, acquire, and retain customers.

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FREE Customized Market Research Report

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