SmartPulse — our weekly reader poll in Restaurant SmartBrief — tracks feedback from restaurant owners and managers about current trends and issues.
Last week’s poll question: Has your restaurant been featured on a daily-deal site such as Groupon?
12.36% — Yes, my restaurant has been featured.
14.61% — No, but my restaurant is considering it.
73.03% — No, my restaurant is not considering it.
Groupon touts on its website that a one-day feature can bring your business hundreds, or even thousands, of new customers overnight. The site presents restaurant case studies, featuring Butter Lane Cupcakes in New York City and Spring in Chicago.
SmartBrief recently explored the delicate issue of tipping and Groupons. Read more and tell us about your experiences.