Find out how to create a beautiful restaurant website without breaking a sweat - or spending a dime - with Flipdish.
Getting started with your own restaurant website design doesn't have to be overwhelming or expensive, in fact it's free. Flipdish makes it a piece of cake to create a professional restaurant website with online ordering, image gallery, reservations, even if you don’t know how to code. We’ll take you through the simple steps to create your free restaurant website so you can start accepting online orders and reservations in under 10 minutes. Oh, did we mention it's free? Let's get started.
The steps to build your free restaurant website with Flipdish
- Join the Flipdish family
- Live website editor
- Add your menu
- Set your opening hours
- Check your commercial settings
- Add your bank details so you can get paid
- Link your domain
- Promote your new restaurant website
1. Join the Flipdish family
Visit Flipdish - Website Builder and enter your restaurant's name and address.
With the Flipdish free restaurant website builder you can build your awesome new restaurant website in less than 10 minutes, and then start accepting orders. It is packed full of functionality, whether you are looking to add contact forms, customer testimonials, reservations, a gallery, or even just your menu — we have got you covered.
Once you have created a Flipdish account you will be guided through the steps you need to take to build your website. First step, click to open the Live Editor.
2. Live website editor
Once you have navigated to Sales Channels>Website>Live Editor you will see your new website pre-populated with some nice food images. Now it is time to start putting your branding on your website.
For most restaurant businesses their brand is one of their most valuable assets, and that always starts with a logo. So get a high-resolution logo and simply upload it.
Under Settings>General, there is a section called Brand. Here you can upload your logo.
Within this section, you can also set your restaurant website's basic settings, these include:
Your restaurant's name
The brand colour of your restaurant website
The language you want your website to be in
The type of restaurant you run — maybe you actually operate a café, a convenience store, a dark kitchen, a mobile food truck, or a QSR.
People eat with their eyes, so get your most mouth-watering photos and add the to your homepage using the carousel tool. This will dictate what images your customers see sliding behind your logo on your homepage. If you add one photo, then it will be static and won't slide.
The about section of your restaurant website is going to be important to build trust with your prospective customers. People want to know who is behind the restaurant from which they are ordering, and the about sections are the perfect place to hold this content. Here are some ideas:
- When did you start your restaurant business?
- Why did you start your restaurant?
- What is your mission statement?
- What are your values?
- Where does your produce come from?
You can add images to this section too. Here is what your About section will look like before you start editing it.
You can opt to add a section that displays your opening hours with an image in the background.
Give your website visitors a teaser of your menu by turning on the Menu Preview section.
Now it's time to add your awesome photos to your gallery. These could include photos of your premises, your food, your customers, or anything you want. That's the beauty of having your own restaurant website, you made the decisions.
Social cred' is worth it's weight in gold. So get your best customers to give you some quotes you can add to the testimonials section on your new website.
You can add a form to your restaurant website so you can receive messages with questions or feedback from your customers.
No restaurant website would be complete without a map showing where your restaurant is located. Simply flip the switch to turn on your map, and voilà!
3. Add your menu
Adding your restaurant's online menu with Flipdish is easy. Add your section headers, food items, images, descriptions, prices, and options sets.
- The Website Builder and Hosting is provided for free.
- You can also connect an external custom domain name that you already own free of charge.
- Flipdish only charges a fee when an order is successfully placed
- Full details can be found on our pricing sheet.
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