One of our concentrations at the end of 2010 was claiming our spot in the world of place-based social media applications.
That means this: when you check in to Eddie Merlot’s on Yelp, Foursquare, or Facebook, you’ll see our logo and you’ll find lots of information from us about the restaurants, including our phone number, web site and hours. We’ve also posted some tips on some of those places, where we can, to tell you what special offers we might have now, such as our Beef and Burgundy special that’s running through February 27.
So why bother to check in? Let us give you a few good reasons:
– It’s fun. On Foursquare, you can become the mayor of a place you frequent. And in some cases, as you check in to certain locations or types of places, you earn badges as you go.
– It gives you information. Your friends can post tips on these services and tell you what they enjoyed at a particular location (or even what they didn’t). And since you likely have something in common with your friends, their advice may fit you very well.
– It tells people more about what you’re doing, and gives you entry into interesting conversations. If you check in on Facebook, it tells your Facebook friends where you’ve gone and what you’re doing there. Same on Yelp, or Foursquare. Next time you see your friends, you’ve got something to talk about.
And while you’re on these applications, be sure to “like” us on Facebook, which will give you updates on our specials, new locations and new menu options, and friend us on Foursquare. We post tips on Foursquare and specials, and if you’re our friend, those tips will pop up when you sign in.