So, you’re a new restaurant in Toronto and you’re wondering what simple steps you can take to get noticed in this big city?
As part of our new series about “How to Get Your Restaurant Brand in the Media”, we are going to show you how you can employ some simple techniques to maximize your restaurant brand exposure.
Part One; covers how to get your restaurant listed within Toronto’s most read digital publications for restaurant lists and reviews. Before you submit any information, you’ll need to ensure that you have this brand information:
- Restaurant name
- Contact information (email, phone number)
- Social Media profiles
- A short description of your restaurant and food style (keep to less than 100 words)
Here are the TOP 3 news websites to submit your restaurant brand information to as a starting point. There are many more sites similar to these that you can also introduce your restaurant brand to, but we suggest beginning with BlogTO, Toronto Life, and NOW Toronto due to the large readership and restaurant review creditability.
BlogTO – Enter your restaurant pitch here: http://www.blogto.com/contact/
Toronto Life – Email firstname.lastname@example.org
NOW Toronto- Email email@example.com or call 416-364-1300, ext. 330.
Once you have your restaurant listed or reviewed on these websites, you may be automatically entered into competitions like ‘Now Toronto’s Readers Choice Awards’ or ‘ Best New Restaurants’.