Restaurant reviews help potential customers understand what to expect from a business, and they can be a great way to build trust with new and existing customers. However, it’s important to know how to effectively manage these reviews and to avoid the pitfalls of fake reviews.
For example, general statements like “The food was awesome!!” or “The steak sucked” aren’t helpful to a reader (or a restaurant owner). Instead, try to be specific about what you liked and didn’t like — did the pizza have plenty of toppings? Was your server friendly and attentive? Was the playlist too heavy on Nickelback?
It’s also worth noting that positive restaurant reviews outperform negative ones on review sites, so it’s important to send friendly reminders, make the process easy and time-efficient, and to encourage your customers to leave a review. Moreover, responding to customer feedback promptly and effectively can increase your brand’s visibility and reputation. It can also be a great way to drive new traffic to your restaurant. This article was originally published on Food Republic.