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The strategic team at 816 New York has been in the trenches with restaurants in crisis for over a decade.

In 2020, by following our strategic advice, a restaurant client saw a 148% increase in gift card sales with 143% more gift cards sold. One holiday event did nearly $12,000 in revenue—all takeout on a single day. (Take that, COVID-19.)

There has never been a better time to employ creativity and strategy. But we know you’re tired—most of you rarely get a break.

Tell us your story. We know what we’re doing around here.

We will work with you one-on-one to analyze your brand, audience, social media, website, campaigns, and events—all of it and how it ties into your bottom line—and help you plot a course going forward.

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Strategic Guide: Good food never matters when the seats are empty

  • Offers opportunities for growth you might not have tried
  • Challenges you to think about what’s holding you back
  • Focuses your thinking around actionable goals
  • And moves you forward!

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Communications Strategy Guide

Stay competitive with a defined plan for restaurant communications that accounts for past, present, and future goals while increasing revenue across all platforms.

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Case Studies

Campaigns: COVID-19 Crisis Communications

While his competitors shuttered due to the pandemic, the chef-owner wanted to try to stay open to serve takeout and delivery. We quickly mobilized and engaged the community to launch creative, informative, and heartfelt communications strategy across all platforms. During the holidays, we exploded his sales.

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Campaign: Healing After the Boston Marathon Bombing

The Red Lentil attracted some unforeseen press following the tragic bombing at the Boston Marathon. The ensuing manhunt took place in their neighborhood. The chef serve free brunch the next day. We had less than 24 hours to act.

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