Increase your restaurant sales with Bolt Food

November 20, 2020

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As any seasoned entrepreneur will tell you, if you aren’t growing, you’re dying. That’s why it’s imperative for restaurant managers to always be on the lookout for new selling opportunities to boost business sales. 

With an expansive base of active users, which is growing by the day, Bolt Food is the ideal business partner. If you’re a restaurant entrepreneur hungry for new ways to boost your restaurant sales, here are 5 ways to improve your revenue flow by partnering with Bolt Food:

Reach new customers

Unless you’re operating multiple locations or are part of a well-known franchise, it’s a safe bet that a large chunk of the local market has never even heard of you! Partnering with a well-known brand like Bolt Food will do wonders to improve your visibility and expand your reach to thousands of hungry customers every single day!

70% of Bolt Food customers were originally Bolt ride-hailing users who converted over to food delivery. By partnering with Bolt Food you’ll have instant access to thousands of customers from breakfast until late-night snack time. Best of all, you’ll be able to reach new hungry customers and markets without having to invest in marketing yourself. It’s a win-win!

Capitalise on delivery demand

Delivery has been growing in leaps and bounds (even before Covid-19 was a thing!). Digital ordering and delivery have been growing 300% faster than dine-in traffic since 2014. One of every two people orders delivery *at least* once a week. 59% of restaurant orders from Millennials are either takeout or delivery, and 57% of said Millennials admit that they order delivery so they can watch tv and movies from home.

There’s more good news. 20% of customers say they spend more when they order takeout than when they dine in, with 34% spending $50 or more per order.

This isn’t to say you should shut down your dining room and switch to a delivery-only model (although, you totally could!) — but take out and delivery are anything but a phase, and they’re only getting more popular!

Partnering with Bolt Food is the most effective way to offer fast, reliable delivery for your customers in a way that’s cost-effective and takes away the stress of having to staff and manage your own team of delivery couriers! Our fleet of couriers is trained in-house by us with stringent controls on service quality standards. And with their Bolt-branded uniforms and thermal-insulated delivery bags, Bolt couriers make a fantastic final impression as they deliver your food with a smile!

Offer a discount

Everyone loves a good deal! Offering a special (for example, “buy one, get one” or “free delivery”) can be one of the best ways to attract new customers, as they’ll be more inclined to try something new if they know they’re getting a good deal!

With Bolt Food’s promotion control panel, you can easily select options to create promotions to attract new customers and increase order volume. Restaurants offering discounts are featured in Bolt Food’s wildly popular “Promos” carousel in the app. These discount programs can be tracked and refined to make sure you’re achieving the best results possible!

Cater to the lunch crowd

Even if you typically cater to a more upscale dinner crowd, if you live anywhere near an office building, offering a lunch menu can be a highly lucrative revenue stream. The corporate lunch crowd is looking for fast, convenient online ordering, so having a delivery partner like Bolt Food can guarantee that the food arrives from your restaurant to their office in 30 minutes or less.

Alternatively, having an order ahead and express pickup option can be another great solution for workers looking to quickly grab their order during their lunch hour, rather than having to wait in line.

Another positive aspect of offering lunch is your restaurant will be able to fulfil higher-ticket corporate orders for teams looking to chow down from the boardroom. This is also a fantastic opportunity to expose a whole bunch of potential new customers to your brand. Chances are if they enjoyed your food at the office, they’ll love it, even more, when they’re not in work mode!

Put repeat orders on repeat

Human beings are creatures of habit, and ordering delivery is no different. Once a customer finds something they really like, they’re apt to continue ordering that same entree from that same restaurant rather than taking a chance on something new and facing the possibility of being disappointed!

The Bolt Food app has a few different features that keep your restaurant top of mind for past customers and make sure it’s easy-as-pie for them to keep coming back for more. When a customer has ordered from your restaurant in the past, Bolt Food will feature your restaurant in the “Past Favourites” or “Recent Orders” carousel.

Bolt food also has a feature to suggest customer favourites and duplicate past orders in a tap. This feature is great for tired and hungry customers who don’t want to invest too much time and energy into choosing what they’re going to eat. It’s also great for you because it makes it almost *too* easy for your past customers to keep coming back for more!

So what are you waiting for? Become a Bolt Food restaurant partner today and watch your restaurant sales skyrocket to new heights!

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