Today we are talking with Paytronix power-user Devin Handler, director of marketing, Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh, about how his loyalty program is driving more sales and visits.
Listen to the Paytronix Webinar, “What the Heck Happened: Recapping 2017’s Challenges and Identifying 2018’s Solutions,” to hear more about Garbanzo’s loyalty best practices.
Can you give us some background on the Garbanzo V.I.B. Rewards Club?
Garbanzo has 27 units and approximately 110,000 members segmented into various bands in the V.I.B. Rewards Club. Not all restaurants participate because their POS systems don’t integrate with our Paytronix-powered rewards program. We encourage members to interact with us in whatever way makes them comfortable, whether that’s a physical badge on their key chain or through our mobile app.
At Garbanzo, we believe that simple is best. And, like the food we serve, our interactions at every touchpoint should be simple, fresh and friendly – including and especially our rewards program. We make it easy for them to join our V.I.B. Rewards Club any way they want – digitally, analog or some combination of both. […]
In case you haven’t already heard, loyalty programs deliver outstanding financial returns to restaurants by motivating guests to visit more often and spend more on each visit. Simply put, if you want to maximize your restaurant’s revenue, you need loyalty.
However, when we talk about loyalty, we don’t mean the standard “buy five items, get one free” deal that comes along with a paper punch card. That was loyalty 1.0. Loyalty 2.0 delivers far greater ROI but is a more complex science. To be successful at it, you’ll need to address the following questions:
- Which program will best engage and compel your guests?
- What type of loyalty program aligns with your concept type and brand?
- What kind of program can your staff effectively execute?
- Which program will help you achieve your restaurant’s financial goals?
Before HuHot found Paytronix scoring, the marketing team would segment guests based upon how many visits a person had made in the past year. That old approach wasn’t perfect, as guests may have visited several times in a short period and then dropped off, so a lapsed guest could look like a frequent visitor. And a guest who may have only visited three times all year would likely be seen as a low-frequency guest, without the context to know all three of those visits took place within the past month.
HuHot uses scoring for smart, agile marketing automation that customizes Paytronix offers for light, medium and heavy user groups. Marketing can target guests with specific offers that drive their desired behavior, to produce incremental revenue. […]
Let’s face it – last year was a challenge for the restaurant space. Whispers of an industry recession persisted throughout much of 2017 and same-store sales growth halted for many prominent brands. You’ve probably spent most of this new year wondering what your brand can do to thrive in 2018, and the best place to start is by identifying the trends that will dominate the industry landscape in the next 11+ months.
A panel of restaurant marketing experts who specialize in fields from customer data analysis to guest engagement program design recently offered their opinions on what will be the biggest restaurant marketing trends in 2018. Here are a few that you should be mindful of: […]