Step 1 - Adding to your Website

One of the first things you want to do is to add your online ordering menu link to your website. Your restaurant starts in "Pre-launch" or "Coming Soon" mode, which means that nobody can actually place an order until you decide you are ready. 

Why would I want to do this right away?

Most restaurants don't have very consistent repeating web traffic. A potential customer may visit your site to see that you do not offer online ordering and won't come back again to check for several months. Coming Soon/Pre-launch mode allows you to let people know that you have online ordering coming soon and helps to create interest.

Most importantly, this allows people to enter their email addresses so that they can be notified when your online ordering does go live. This will give you a nice little boost of traffic when you are ready to launch. 

How do I do this?

We make this a very simple process by providing you with a wizard based on how you want to go about this step. You can select to have instructions automatically emailed to your web professional or to add the code yourself.

Simply navigate to Publish > Add to Your Site and make your selection. Our site will provide the details from there.

This link should be placed on the Order Online button for that individual location (usually on your Locations page). However, you may also want an Order Online button on your Home page / site header that allows your guests to select a location to order from. 

When you have multiple locations, you will need to choose between a Location Finder and Location Picker. The general recommendation is for 10 or more locations, use the Location Finder and for under 10, use the Location Picker

The Location Finder requires an App ID and API Key. Although your Launch Specialist can help you find this information, this article might help you locate this information yourself.

Ready to move on to Step 2?