At the root of our restaurant financing and marketing programs, Rewards Network provides owners and managers with seamless tools to help their brand get noticed among the over 600,000 restaurants nationwide.
When you join, your business gains elite access to high income, frequent diners through email, mobile web, social sharing, and online advertising tools — all without having to lift a finger.
Rewards Network sends over 217 million emails a year to its member base, driving recipients to dine at local participating restaurants like yours through communications that:
Welcome new members with a list of places they’ll want to try;
Highlight new restaurants as they join our network;
Remind frequent diners of nearby participating restaurants already in our network;
Thank your guests for dining and ask them for feedback on their experience;
Make special offers to select big spenders; and
Encourage greater spend from members closing in on VIP status.
Our data drives every communication, with messages segmented to appeal to members based on their spending history, consumer demographic, and dining preferences. Our success is in the numbers: we maintain average open rates of up to 51%, far in excess of the industry average of 21.2%.*
Every restaurant marketing strategy involves the Internet in some way, but putting the power of the mobile web to work for you is more than simply having a website. When you join Rewards Network, your restaurant is featured on 18 loyalty dining program websites, giving members and non-members alike on-the-go access to:
A description and photos of your location;
Ratings and verified reviews from actual diners;
Your hours of operation and turn-by-turn directions;
Menus, features, and specials;
A direct link to your restaurant’s website and reservations; and
A calendar of rewards available for Rewards Network members.
Visitors can search by restaurant name, location, and cuisine type from their smartphone literally anywhere in the United States, with the ability to discover your restaurant whether traveling or near home. Why is that important? Because 95% of smartphone owners use their device to search for restaurants.*
All of our websites are optimized for major search engines and rated mobile-friendly, boosting your restaurant business with outbound links and other SEO advantages. It all adds up to increased potential and access to a customer base that is both inside and outside the Rewards Network membership.
When your customers talk, naturally you want to be part of the conversation.
That’s why Rewards Network integrates its comment management system with Facebook. It gives our restaurants the option to share verified reviews of their establishments directly onto their own Facebook pages, for all of your followers to see. And since every review submitted by a Rewards Network member is tied to an actual restaurant visit, you never need to worry about unverified reviews from professional commenters like on other social media sites like Yelp or TripAdvisor.com.
Our members can also like your restaurant’s page on their Rewards Network program site of choice, and share verified review comments directly to their Facebook wall as well. With 83% of consumers reporting recommendations from family and friends as the most credible form of advertising today*, staying connected to your customers after they leave your table is more important than ever. Social sharing is just one way we’re committed to improving your engagement with your diners.
We also offer select advertising placements on our websites and emails to companies with quality services and products. Contact us today to discuss opportunities to share your brand with our member base of millions.