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Website building tools for restaurants

You might think its ok to simply operate a Facebook page, or Instagram program, but trust me, it’s essential your restaurant has a website. A website is your very own spot on the Internet that you have full control over, it allows you to present your business and your product how you want it to be seen.

You won’t be at the mercy of social media algorithms, policy changes, and most importantly – anyone can access your website; don’t forget, many consumers either don’t use social, or have turned away from certain platforms. If you don’t have a website for your restaurant, one that you control, you’re absolutely losing business and customers.

Getting a website online is much simpler than you might think thought, and you needn’t be a technical expert. Here are a few tools and services that will help you get your website online.

Squarespace

Squarespace offer one of the best point and click web building experiences available. The service is aimed at busy professionals that want to quickly build a website, but also want something that looks like a million bucks. Hint: Squarespce costs a lot less than that. By offering a number of expert design website templates, all you have to do is plugin your own restaurant details. All the heavy lifting has been done for you, and no need to hire an expensive web designer.

Signup here and get a fourteen day free trial. We get a small referral fee if you do. I’m willing to bet that you’ll have a fabulous website up and online in less than a week!

Weebly website builder

The name might sound a little odd, but don’t let that put you off. Weebly offer one of the simplest point and click website builders out there. In as little as sixty minutes you can have a simple restaurant website online. It might take you a little longer to finesse and perfect your online presence – but the point with a tool like Weebly – you don’t need a website designer – or a huge expense on your website. Weebly has a free option so you can test the waters, and the paid versions are much more affordable than hiring a designer to customer develop your website. Signup for Weebly here – if you do we get a small referral fee.

WordPress

For the most flexibility and control it’s impossible to beat WordPress. This is the worlds most popular content management system and runs many of the worlds best websites – restaurants included. WordPress is also a complex tool that will take some time to learn. You might be happy to invest the time yourself but many restaurants owners will probably want to hire a local WordPress expert to handle this. WordPress runs this website – find out more on that here.

Debutify

Debutify works with the popular Shopify webstore builder. Debutify helps Shopify “clients have a professional-looking and high-converting store.” Signup for a free Debutify account here – we get a referral fee if you do.

Add your business to this list

Simply drop us an email with your information to stuart@gastronomicslc.com and we can add you to the list. Free listings should be no longer than 100 words long.

Utah restaurant industry resources

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At this time we have the following sponosrs: BTG, Caffe Molise, Carson Kitchen, The Dough Miner, Downtown Alliance, Feldman’s Deli, Felt Bar & Eatery, Flanker Kitchen + Sporting Club, Garage On Beck, Hearth And Hill, Hill’s Kitchen, Kin Sen Asian Noodle Bar, Kyoto, Log Haven, Oasis Cafe, Pirate O's Gourmet Market, SLC Eatery, Squatter’s Downtown Salt Lake City, Stoneground Italian Kitchen, Urban Hill, Wasatch Brew Pub Sugar House, Whiskey Street, White Horse.

I encourage you to Google any of our sponsors and see the stellar reviews on multiple sites that they enjoy. For a list of all our current and past relationships see our partnership history page.