Whether you own a cafe, coffee shop or restaurant themed website… we’ll show you some of the top free restaurant plugins to get customers excited about your place.
What does it look like inside?
You’ll want to show off to your potential customers what the dining experience is like. It doesn’t matter if you’ve got the fanciest looking restaurant or a casual laid back atmosphere, if you don’t show your place off no-one will know about it. To do that you’re going to want to use a great gallery plugin. Lucky for you WordPress has hundreds, if not thousands, of them.
Envira allows you to create beautiful responsive photo and video galleries for your site in minutes, without the need to hire a developer!
What do you serve?
The most important thing about your business is the food or drink you are offering your customers. It plays a central role in your business and it should do the same on your website. Customers want a clear, simple menu that they can glance over quickly and get an idea about the prices. Customers are often on the go so your menu must be responsive, looking just as good on a mobile device as it does on a big screen.
Create a restaurant menu for cafes, bars and eateries, and display it in templates, posts, pages and widgets.
This plugin creates two new post types, Menu Items and Menus, which can be used to easily construct a menu. Create items on your menu, group them into sections and then build menus out of them.
Where are you?
So you’ve hooked your customer now. They’re loving the photos of the place and are salivating at the food on offer but, how do they find you? You’re going to want to embed a map and directions on your WordPress site.
Embeds a Google Map into your site and lets you add map markers with custom icons and information windows.
When are you open?
Seriously, when are you open?
You must display your opening hours. Let customers know if you close early on Sundays, or stay open later on a Thursday. Keeping them informed at all times will get you customers who might pop in unexpectedly or at short notice.
Add your business contact details to your site with seo-friendly Schema.org markup. This plugin adds a Contact Card widget and a [contact-card] shortcode. You can use these to display your opening hours on any page
What do other customers say about you?
Positive reviews on websites like Google help businesses gain additional exposure and further enhance online credibility. A recent study conducted by Dimensional Research found that the buying decisions of 90% of consumers are influenced by positive online reviews. So with this in mind you should really display your reviews on the website.
Display Google Places Reviews on your WordPress website and help boost consumer confidence and search engine optimization.
How do I book a table?
You’ve put so much effort into selling your business you’re going to want to give the customers the ability to make a reservation with you. You can add a phone number but you will also need to offer the ability to book on-line.
Accept restaurant reservations and table bookings online. Quickly confirm or reject bookings, send email notifications, set booking times and more.
So that’s our list of free restaurant plugins that will improve any food or drink based business website.
We hope you find these useful.