Top 10 reasons for a food stand to have a website

Posted on 30 Jun 2021 09:09 in Small Business Hacks
by Zainab Sohangpurwala

Are you wondering how to get new customers to your food stall? Website is the answer for all your questions. Read along to know more!

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The food business is growing every day. Even during the pandemic, when all malls, businesses, and companies were closed, the food business was up and running. Restaurants, café's, food stalls delivered their products via Uber Eat, Grab, Swiggy, Zomato, and other food delivery services.

 

The advantage of being in the food industry is that it is a fast-consuming good. People eat every day and love to try out new things. So if they like your products, they will keep ordering and refer you to their friends and family.

 

So, if you believe that you provide quality food, all you have to do is reach out to your target customers to purchase from you.

 

If you're wondering, 'how should I advertise myself, especially unpredictable times and sudden lockdowns?' This blog might be the best help for you.  

 

In general, having a website for your food stall is the perfect way to advertise and market yourself. People often are aware of restaurants but are unaware of new food stalls.

 

Here are the top 10 reasons why you need a website for your food stall.

 

1. To reach out to a broad customer base
Your food stall may have walking customers in the vicinity, but if you want people to walk in or order online from a distance far, you need a medium to reach out to them.

 

A website is the most effective medium to improve your visibility and reach. This is because whenever people want to eat something new, the first thing they do is search the internet. So if you have a website for your food stall, you are visible to them. It also improves the possibility of your stall discovery if your food stall is near them because google will flash your website and location on top.

 

Make yourself discoverable, beyond word of mouth.

 

2. Target youngsters. 
Teenagers and youngsters spend most of their time on the internet. They scroll through the internet and social media. If you want to target them and families through them as your customers, then a website is the perfect way to go about it along with social media. If they are directed to your website and like what they see, they will instantly order. 

 

Be where your customers are.

 

3. Helps you sell your delicacies online
A website is a perfect platform from where you can sell your products. You can upload the menu along with the prices and can create a portal. So that people can directly order their favorite dishes from your website.

 

If people plan to come to your stall, they can view the menu and make up their minds what to order. It is convenient. 

 

4. Helps you promote your dishes
In today's generation, 'people first eat from the eyes.' As the Hindi saying 'jo dikhta hai wo bikta hai' translated in English means 'what attracts the eye sells.' Hence, food photography plays a crucial role in grabbing the customer's attention.

 

For example, 100 food stalls sell Biryani, but if you upload the pictures of your Biryani on your website, it will tempt people to buy it from you rather than your competitors.

 

5. Helps you in sharing your story
You can share your journey, small and big achievements, any awards, and customer feedback on your website. People love to connect with people behind the business. It helps in building trust and personal relations with the customers.

 

6. Helps circulate authentic details
One major problem faced by customers is contacting the food stall owner. If they can't find the stall or have any queries, it becomes challenging to reach out because no authentic contact details are available on the internet.

 

Having a website for your food stall gives you a significant advantage here. You can upload your address, mobile number, and other details so that if anyone has any confusion, they can directly call you.

 

7. Helps you gain additional streams of income
With a website, anything is possible. You can monetize your website by displaying advertisements on it. It can be advertisements relating to food products or any other ads you like.

 

You can also write and upload blogs about your dishes, recipes, hacks, and food stalls and spread awareness amongst the masses.

 

8. Helps you in hiring professionals
You can hire chefs and other staff for your stall via your website. Whenever there is a vacancy, you can upload an advertisement on the website. Interested and eligible people can apply.

 

If you plan to expand your business, you can put out advertisements and give interested people your franchise. This way, you can grow your food stall business.

 

9. Helps you in connecting with the media and food industry
A website will help you stay connected with the media and prominent food chains in the food business. You can connect with influencers and other famous people, which will help you promote your food stall further.

 

Many food stalls around the globe even won Michelin Stars for their food preparation. These food stalls are no less than any restaurant in a five-star hotel.

 

10. Helps you in promoting your social media accounts
If you have created Instagram and Facebook accounts for your food stall, you can link them with your website. People visiting your website can follow your social media accounts too!

 

Now, if you want to create a website for yourself but do not know the recipe for making one, I'm here with a pre-mix ready-to-use software that can help you make a website in minutes!

 

Check out Budo. A powerful, user-friendly, and pocket-friendly website builder.

 

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About the author

Zainab Sohangpurwala     
A student pursuing Political Science Honours from Loreto College, Kolkata. Enhancing her skills of writing and editing.


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