Q. Why should my restaurant have a mobile version of its website?
A. In addition to the general "Why Go Mobile" reasons listed to the right, being there first just makes sense in terms of both customer satisfaction and customer loyalty. Your customers are constantly "on the go" and by making it easy for them to find out information about your site (menu, reservations, phone number, directions, etc.) when they want it, it is that much more likely that they will think about your restaurant when they are considering going out to eat.
Q. Can't my customers just visit my regular website using their mobile phone?
A. Yes they can but because your regular website has not been developed or formatted for the mobile device, it will likely be difficult for visitors to navigate and to find the content they need. The simple fact is that your regular website, when viewed on a mobile device, can frustrate potential customers. Right now, most restuarants are in the same boat becuase most restaurants do not have a mobile websites. Being there first in terms of getting a mobile website will initially give you a clear advantage over other restaurants in terms of competing for the mobile customer business and, as mobile websites become the norm, you will ensure that your restaurant is never left behind.
Q. What is included in my mobile website?
A. Please clcik here for complete details on what is included in your mobile website.
Q. Once I have a mobile website, how will people find it?
A. There are a multitude of different ways you can make finding your mobile website easy for your customers (and potential customers). We will provide a link to your mobile website that you can put on your non-mobile website hiomepage. We can also provide a script that will automatically send visitors to your mobile website if they are accessing your non-mobile website from a mobile device. We will also soon be publishing (at www.besteats.info) our own list of mobile websites for people to access easily when on the go. The list will be searchable by zipcode, city and state, and restaurant type.
Q. What mobile devices do you support?
A. Initially we are focused on the iPhone as the most popular smart phone on the market today. However, because our approach seperates out content from format, it will be fairly easy for us to add support for additional mobile devices. As we add support for additional mobile devices, your site will automatically be available on these mobile devices at no extra charge.
Q. What if I do not have a website at all?
A. No matter the size of your restaurant, you should have a website. Lighthouse Business Technologies can quickly develop a high impact, affordable website for your restaurant. We will even include a mobile version of your site free of charge. Please contact us to let us know your needs. We will gladly work with you to make sure your restaurant establishes the type of online presence needed to succede in the internet age.