GoDaddy has announced last week the launch of a brand new website builder with new features aimed specifically at restaurants. The new website builder provides hundreds of customizable designs and many ways to change the appearance – allowing you to make your digital identity exactly like your restaurant. Seamless integration with Locu provides a built-in menu manager, letting restaurateurs quickly and easily update their menu.
Locu specializes in easy menu-management and has hundreds of thousands of menus from all over the U.S. pre-loaded into their database, waiting for a restaurant to claim them. Once claimed, a restaurant can set prices, change descriptions and add photos of their meals. That means menu items don’t have to be entered manually on the website – it’s already pre-loaded for you. If a restaurant is brand new or Locu has not collected their menu, the automatic conversion of a document, pdf or image of a menu quickly enables users to have an SEO-rich menu online. Restaurants can print menus on a daily basis, making changes as often as needed for their menu.
“Website Builder with Locu was specifically designed for ease-of-use and versatility – giving restaurants complete control of their identity and menu without wasting time. GoDaddy is doing whatever it takes to help our customers cross the digital divide to take advantage of technology previously only available to the big guys.”
Changes restaurants make on their Locu menu are published on websites and mobile apps across Locu’s partner network, including OpenTable, Foursquare and Citysearch. Customers using the Locu’s premium plan will have access to automatically update websites like Yelp, Facebook and TripAdvisor. In addition to menu management, the new GoDaddy Website Builder automatically creates a mobile-friendly website. In a survey performed in Jan. 2013 and conducted by Chadwick Martin Bailey more than 80 percent of customers said they have searched for a restaurant using their smartphone. Yet, research shows only 1 in 20 restaurants have a mobile presence. More-so 80 percent of individuals say it’s important to have a menu online, and yet a Restaurant Sciences report published in April of 2012 shows that of the nearly 340 thousand independent restaurants participating in the report, only 4 in 10 have their menu posted on their website.
GoDaddy hopes to change those numbers with their new website builder. To help bring attention to their new website builder, GoDaddy is also offering a free domain name with the purchase of a GoDaddy Website Builder plan. For more information about the new website builder head on over to http://www.godaddy.com/hosting/website-builder-new.aspx