"Revenue has risen by over 20%" Alankar Verma, CEO and Founder of Jinky's Cafe: "I have known Patrick Martin of Hollywood Design since 2008. I was aware of the success he brought to the consumer electronics brand Supacam as I bought quite a few as Christmas presents for my staff. I was intrigued by the HD Restaurants System Development when I first heard about it but having been involved in the Restaurant Business for 2 decades I was natrually skeptical that such a system could work. I have seen numerous technologies “over promising” and not delivering over the years.
At the beginning of 2010 in the midst of the worst recession in the retraunt business, Patrick and I entered into a wager. He was testing his system with a pizza restaurant called Santino's. The wager was for $500 that his HD Resautrant system could increase overall revenue by 20% within 120 days of the shopping cart going live. All without spending anything on Advertising! Well 3 months later he invited me to meet the owner of Santino's in his restaurant to confirm that business had indeed increased by over 20%. When I arrived he was waiting with his camera! At that point the system had been working for just over 3 months. I signed up on the spot! It is the best bet I ever lost! And I love the fact that we can log in with a simple Gmail account and edit our 300+ menu items! This is most definitely a big bonus We relaunched the new 500-page site (we have 300 breakfasts) on December 1st 2010, and now I can confirm that the overall revenue has indeed risen by over the 20% (23% in fact) within the 120 days of the re-launch of our site. In addition, that increase has been sustained. The rise in sales of our own speciality chili have risen by over 37% after humorous copy began running on our site.
Since this is our own branded product, the word has been spreading far and wide. the bonuses just keep coming! We recommend this HD Resautrant System without any reservations."
24% Revenue Increase in 120 days at Santino's Pizza
August 24th 2010
In contrast to the nationwide downward trend (see below), HD client Santino's increased sales by 25% since launching the HD Pizza System. To see more detail Click here.
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U.S. restaurants starved for business
August 20, 2010|By Sharon Bernstein, Los Angeles Times
The number of restaurants operating nationwide dropped this year for the first time in more than a decade, a survey shows, with California accounting for almost a third of the losses. With consumers and businesses keeping a lid on expenses, more and more small and mid-size restaurants are throwing in their dish towels and closing up shop.
Southern California lost nearly a thousand more restaurants than it gained during the 12 months that ended in March, representing a net 2% drop that was twice the national average, according to the New York research firm NPD Group. Nearly all the closings were among independently owned restaurants: small, family businesses that just couldn't hold on as customers held back. Earlier in the year restaurants reported modest increases in business, but the jumps in sales were too little too late for many.
"We were going in reverse," said Ken Rausch, who last month made the wrenching decision to close his family's 65-year-old San Gabriel Valley restaurant, Edward's Steakhouse. The restaurant had weathered previous recessions, but this downturn drained the family's resources—and showed few signs of letting up, Rausch said.
Other well-known haunts have also succumbed: Orso on 3rd Street near Robertson Boulevard, a trattoria popular with the entertainment crowd, closed last winter after a nearby movie studio laid off a big chunk of its employees; across the nation, Koo Koo Roo, Bennigan's, Bakers Square, Tony Roma's and other chains have shut dozens of locations.
Even in good times, the restaurant business is a difficult one. Many close simply because they fall out of fashion or favor, and most run on slim margins. But this downturn seems especially brutal.
"It's been a miserable 2 1/2 years," said Chuck Keagle, who has closed six of the 10 restaurants in his family's Rancho Cucamonga-based Cask 'n Cleaver steakhouse chain since the downturn began.
Customers began spending less when the economic crisis hit in late 2007, he said. Business started to stabilize this year but diners are still spending about 25% less than they did during the economic boom, Keagle said.
Overall, customers spent about 7% less in 2009 than the previous year, and business is still slow, said Darren Tristano, analyst with the food industry research firm Technomic Inc. The company expects consumers to spend just 0.5 percentage point more on restaurant food this year than last year.
California, with its high unemployment, has been disproportionately affected.
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Sales began to climb consistently after the launch of the new website, and continue to do so. An extensive makeover was implemented, involving a complete re-design and an upgrade of the shopping cart platform to use the HD GD2MIVA module, which enables Google Doc integration into the Miva shopping cart.
HD Senior partner in Las Vegas, Thom Slaughter, worked closely with CEO Luis Garcia's Florida team and MIVA gurus Bhanu P. Singh & Carlos Magno (in India and Brazil respectively) to implement the new Google Docs technology. The team implemented LIVE feeds from worldwide airports, and 5 min delayed air traffic control, with the site available in 56 languages! Through FULL integration of Google translator, a world's first for international collectibles, ADAMjets is currently making a special 200th scale 3 X 747 jumbo Google Plane for the founders of Google!
Through Google translate, worldwide collectors responded with glowing testimonials, particularly in Brazil, where sales jumped a whopping 400% in 8 weeks. This was due, in no small part, to partner Carlos Magno who worked with HD SEO marketing Guru William Helton.