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How it was Done: Comelite Restaurant Projects

As long as I recall, in my career in the IT sector one of my favorite industries to serve is the hospitality sector. There are many reasons why this is a favorable industry and one of the most obvious ones is that it serves others, it’s a constant and vital need and you can always improve it. Here we want to feature some Comelite restaurant projects.

Comelite Restaurant Projects: One of my first

One of my first restaurant projects was for The Burger Stop in Saudi Arabia. They had a very nice logo and beautiful pictures and it was a pleasure to work with them. This was bilingual website with elegant photography and a unique design and menu presentation. Another restaurant project we did before 2016 was poster and billboard design for Burger Joint in Iraq.

Also, I was in charge of a mobile app project called WAIN, which served as a hybrid app for finding restaurants in Iraq, including beverages, sweets and of course food. This app had a backend where the owner could fill in the restaurants information and carry out a business plan with each restaurant to get them listed. These were just the first of Comelite restaurant projects.

Restaurant projects in 2016

Last year, I had the honor of being in charge of the Delight Bakery project, which consisted of a one-page website, logo design (which there was much controversy on which to choose), profile, and stationary items.

Later in 2016 we were pleased to work with Arabzad Restaurant in Saudi Arabia where we did logo design, stationary and signage work.

One of the other Comelite restaurant projects included an app and landing page for the Reserve It company in Kuwait. This project was very pleasing and included an app to allow search for restaurants, check food menus, preview the photos, and get exact locations via Google Map.

The last Comelite restaurant project in 2016 was a bilingual website for Jyia, an Indian cuisine restaurant in Saudi Arabia. This website included loyalty features, online shopping, reservations and of course, unique and beautiful photography, courtesy of the efforts of the restaurant owner.

Latest in 2017

My latest finalized restaurant projects was for the Eathos company, where we were in charge of creating the websites for Kababji (Lebanese Cuisine) and Tortilla (California Burritos and Tacos), the UAE and progressing into KSA branch. We also were pleased to create a digital menu app for Kababji, to serve as table-top digital menus on tablets once the restaurant is launched. Using Sapaad as their backend shopping system, one of the challenges was to integrate the two websites shopping system with this popular UAE software for restaurants. The digital menu is now also offered in our mobile app packages, including a dynamic backend, customized UI, multi-platform and multi-language.

Coming Soon

With trends in the restaurant industry rising, and the constant need for ideas and promotions, I look forward to future challenges in this sector and to feature more of Comelite restaurant projects. Our latest in-development projects include finalize the website for Crepe Bechamel in Qatar, and the Cookshop restaurant in Saudi Arabia.

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5 Must Haves for Restaurants Website

Whether you’re new to this industry or have been working for years, a restaurants website is a must. So what should you include in your website? Take a look at the main components required to take your restaurant website to the top:

1- Responsive

Most people won’t be connecting to your website through a normal desktop computer, so make sure your website has a responsive layout for mobiles, tablets, and all else. Making it easy for clients to navigate your website has the difference of gaining one customer or losing one.

2- Clean, Simple Design & Layout

One of the things driving people away from your restaurant website will be clutter and unorganized layout. The human eye likes to see simplicity and neatness. It’s best to use consistent fonts and colors, and take this theme for your social media presence and graphical branding. The website UX will have a definite impact on whether your customer stays on your website, or leaves within seconds.

3- Photo Gallery

This is one of the best ways to advertise your products. Just show some great snapshots of your food, and people at your restaurant, and you will have gained a new client already. The human mind better absorbs a visual and will impact their desire to checkout your restaurant. You can use impressive images and even share them on your social media such as Instagram and Pinterest.

4- Open Hours and Location

Let’s face it, when a person comes to your website, they want to know when your open and where you are. So make it easy for them. Provide this info at their fingertips, include a Google Map, and even side widgets showing your open hours will be the best.

5- Reviews

Many restaurant websites will include their reviews, and including a reviews widget that integrates with TripAdvisor and other sorts of tourist guiding websites will be the best. People will be impacted by the feedback of others before they come to you.

6- Your Menu

Well, an interactive and lively menu will be the best way to present your restaurants services and food. Including a few clear pictures, nutrition info and your prices is also a must. Make it easy for your future clients to see your appealing menu, and make their decision.

By Nadia Kamil , Technical & Project Manager at Comelite IT Solutions

 

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