5 Facebook tricks for restaurant owners in 2018
Facebook tricks for restaurants2018

Facebook tricks for restaurant owners to bring more customers

You have watched the news with a ton of people making ridiculous amounts of money with Facebook and Instagram. Now, even the son of your neighbor, who still has braces, arrives in his brand new car and pays his dad’s mortgage. Maybe, you are seeing other restaurant owners doing pretty well and when you asked them how they made it happen, they didn’t give you a straight up answer, but on the contrary, all the words that came out of their mouths was a mixture of Chinese and German. Before you get frustrated, let me walk you through 5 Facebook tricks for restaurant owners that you can start applying to bring more customers to your door

Frustrated man

Trick number 1:

Create a Facebook contest. You may be questioning why that trick would work. Well, it’s proven to collect a powerful email database that you can monetize later on with retargeting campaigns. Plus, the social proof from friends sharing the contest will drastically increase the number of people who see your restaurant in your local area.


Trick number 2:

Share your story on a Facebook live video. What? Yes, you can create a quick live video to show the previous moments to pulling out your masterpiece out of the oven/stove. Then, you can ask any of your local customers to taste it in front of the cellphone camera, take care of that client with a freebie that won’t cost you much and Boom!

Pro tip: Add a special limited time promo offer so people who watch your lives don’t miss them


Trick number 3:

Reach out to a local influencer (people who have a ton of followers who can make your website crash with traffic). You can offer them a special dinner or make a reasonable arrangement and they will easily put you on the map.

Pro tip: Look for influencers that have a significant amount of followers and a high engagement rate (people commenting, liking, etc…) this way you can avoid scammy accounts.

[How we turned $18 into 56 new customers to one of our clients within 24 hours using Facebook Ads]


Trick number 4

Share your press! Social proof is extremely important, how about sharing a post of how that newspaper mentioned your restaurant. Also, you can boost that post with ad budget and add a special promo and Boom!


Trick number 5

Support a local organization. You can hit two birds with one stone, people will love you because you genuinely want to add value to the community. Then, you can share it on Facebook and mix it up with an incentive that will bring new customers to your door.



Facebook and Instagram ads work WONDERS when used properly. All you need is creativity and the proper training, on how to handle the tools, and you can get more people to your door than you could ever imagine.


Do you have any other easy tricks for other restaurant owners? If so, leave your comments below.


[Watch me stealing customers from one of my client’s restaurant competitors]


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