How Do You Market Your Restaurant When You Can’t Invite Anyone Inside?

That is the reality that restaurants in New York State and across the nation are facing.

The Challenge

Ravenous, a chef-run restaurant in Saratoga, specializes in custom crepes, poutine, pomme frites and dipping sauces. With dine-in seating off the menu, sales quickly dropped. The owner, David Zuka, needed a fast, effective solution that would keep their food and their business top of mind.

Zuka turned to Mannix Marketing for ideas. We recommended a visual social media promotion that gave locals a reason to purchase while reminding them they could still enjoy their favorite crepes and frites at home.

Anatomy of a Post

ravenous social media post on

Give them a reason  — 

  • Missing their favorites
  • 15% discount off online orders

Give them a visual  —

  • Happy Customer
  • Great Staff

Give them an easy way to order —

  • Order here
  • See Menu

The Results

The post reached nearly 37,000, garnering 55,883 impressions, 3,571 engagements and 2,874 post clicks.

In addition, previous diners were quick to comment, attesting to the quality of the food and stating their commitment and support of Ravenous. This attracted new customers who were excited to give Ravenous a first-time try.

After the promotion, Ravenous saw a major spike in takeout orders and business.

“I have been working with Mannix Marketing and for many years now,” states Zuka. “They have a great ability to help drive business to my website and restaurant and consistently outperform other platforms in the region.”Recently, the ‘temporary normal’ hit and their team was ready and waiting to help in any way they could!” said Zuka. “It started with a fantastic Facebook promo (it reached 37,000 people) that got us out of the gate quickly and the continued support online has been awesome.”

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About Sara Mannix

Sara Mannix founded Mannix in 1996 with a goal to get clients found on the web through organic search engine optimization (SEO). The company now serves over 1500 clients worldwide and employs a team of 30 specialists, operating under the tagline "Success Measured." The tagline reflects the company's focus on measurable results for every client. This multifaceted company is an industry leader, specializing in organic SEO, conversion rate optimization, SEO-friendly website design, paid advertising (PPC). Mannix Marketing has two divisions, one side is focused on lead generation for nationally competitive businesses. The other side is focused on local businesses. Mannix has one of the largest portfolios of tourism and city guides in Upstate New York. These guides, (,,, and etc), reach over 10 million visitors a year. Corresponding social media profiles for the region extend this reach to millions every month.