the GloriaFood mult-restaurant ordering system

We are pleased to let everybody know that our online ordering system now supports multi-location restaurants. This means that multiple restaurants can be created and managed under the same umbrella, with the main benefit of sharing the menu and promotions. In this post we’ll cover more about our multi-restaurant ordering system.

Why use the GloriaFood multi-restaurant ordering system?

Any restaurant account can be switched to be part of a chain. Under the hood, we create a “parent” account representing your brand, that groups all your locations together. Interface wise, the parent account is this dashboard:

multi-location restaurant dashboard

The idea is simple: location specifics (like address, opening hours, delivery service etc) are managed by accessing each location, in the restaurant interface you know today. Common settings (like menu and promotions) are handled at chain level, from this parent account.

Menu management

So here’s how we solved the menu sharing among locations.

In the dashboard there is a section called Menus. Here you can edit your “master” menu and assign it to all your locations. This way, when you make – let’s say – a price change, you make it once and have it automatically propagated to all restaurant locations.

menu sharing in multi locations restaurants

In case not all locations can function with one menu, you can simply create multiple versions by duplicating an existing one or starting from scratch. You can create as many menus as you like and you can assign the locations to the menus as needed.

Promotions

Since the menus are being managed at chain-level, so are the promotions.
promotions management for restaurants with multiple locations

For each online menu, you can create one or several promotions. You have full flexibility in establishing which location uses which promotions, meaning that you can have:

  • unified menu and promotions across all locations or
  • different promotions for each location or
  • anything in between.

Related: Restaurant promotion ideas you can try today

Branded mobile app

The branded mobile app has been improved to work “in chain-mode” as well. All the locations get listed under the same app, allowing your customer to choose the location to order from.

See how it works in our demo app, Pronto Chain:

demo branded mobile app for chains - available on app store

Related: Branded Mobile Apps for Restaurants

Sales optimized website

Last, but not least…

Depending on how interconnected your locations are, there are at least two ways you can approach the online presence.

One website for each location. This is something you can accomplish today with our online ordering system. You can generate a sales optimized website from the admin panel of each location. Tip: make sure you pick a meaningful domain name for each location, like restaurantname-neighborhoodname or restaurantname-city (if operating in different cities).

One website for all locations. We now offer a “headquarter-website” that lists all the locations in one place. Give our multi-restaurant ordering system a try.

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Georgiana Florea

Georgiana Florea is a former Online Marketing Expert turned Senior Product Manager with a twist. Has an analytical mind that can solve pretty much any problem. Shaped the successful roadmap that helped bring the GloriaFood product on international markets. If you’d like to find our more about here, then click here.