Testimonials


Martin Powers
Spinner's Seafood Steak & Chophouse
Gold Beach Oregon

"If you own a restaurant ... you MUST contact DinerMagic and get a web presence immediately!"
Sandi Stokes, Marketing Associate, Sysco Portland, Inc.

"You have a great answer for the customer... easy to use ... easy on the pocket and gives them many solutions..."
Matt Kincade
Distributor Sales Rep Pacific Seafood
Clackamas, Oregon

"As a Chef for 15 years, ... I am very impressed by this program ... wish it had been available when I was still operating kitchens"

FAQs


How can I purchase DinerMagic?

We accept all major credit cards as well as PayPal.
Is this a program where I have to design my own website or my own menu?

With DinerMagic, we do 100% of the website design and menu layout. All you do is use it - or edit it... anytime, anywhere.
Nothing! That's right, performance upgrades of will not cost your clients anything more than what they originally paid. Because DinerMagic is web-based, they won't receive any software... to load onto their computer.
How can DinerMagic help my bottom line?

Many restaurant owners do not realize that by not changing their prices when their food costs go up, they are losing money...
What is DinerMagic?

DinerMagic is a fully-interactive restaurant website...that lets you edit any and all menu items. Simultaneously updates the online menu on your website as well as your printed PDF menu!
How much does it cost?
A single license... is just $495. The monthly service charge for... support, unlimited access to your site & menus, web hosting / management and optimization, is just $29.95... about $1 a day.
What can I do when people leave negative reviews on online restaurant review sites?

When people unfairly leave negative reviews, there is not much that you can do... However with DinerMagic...


How long does it take to learn... DinerMagic?

DinerMagic is so simple to use that it will take no more than 30 minutes to learn how to perform every step... There isn't even a user manual because you don't need one!
I only update my menus once or twice a year. Why should I do it more often?

Menu pricing should be reviewed regularly with the pricing of each menu item measured against its costs. This is the only way...
How is DinerMagic different from other Menu Design companies?

We have experienced restaurateurs on our staff and we support other local restaurants, so we really know the restaurant business!
How do you change your menu prices?

Do you use tacky-looking Wite-Out correction fluid to change your menu prices? With DinerMagic, your updated pricing looks like the original...

Case Studies


Restaurant: Cafe Kitanishi, Brookings OR

It feels good that we are in control and can manage both our menus and website ourselves. And best of all, you don't have to be a computer expert to use it...
La Flor De Mexico
Brookings, Oregon

We hired a profession- menu designer... every change we had to make took weeks... to make it to the menu. With DinerMagic, it only takes us a few minutes.
How can restaurants stay profitable when they can't control rising food costs? Here's how one DinerMagic customer adjusted its menu price for 1 item and saved more than $1000 in only 8 months! More than enough to pay for DinerMagic! ...
DinerMagic Affiliate: Bob

Read the story of how DinerMagic helped save the career of one food service sales rep
... and also helped him to earn his company's Top Salesman of the Year award.

Support FAQs

I need photos for my menu and website. Where and how do I get them?

 

Note: this is not legal advice--we are not lawyers and do not offer legal advice. These are simply observations about some issues you should be aware of when posting photographs on the Internet.

 

The simple answer should be, "get your camera out and take them". But the answer is more difficult than that, unfortunately.

 

Images of food, your restaurant's interior and exterior: you can take and use as you see fit as you are the owner of these things.

 

Photos of people, whether guests, customers, even friends, family, and employees, require their permission before using their photos on the web or in print. Photos of objects that may contain logos, ie: beer and wine bottles, soft drink containers, etc,, also require permission as the logos are owned by the respective brewers, bottlers, suppliers, etc. 

 

Images found on the internet are owned by someone and using them without permission is a violation of their copyright. There are many images in the public domain that can be used, and there are a number of websites where photographers give their work away freely or for a simple consideration. But the same rules apply: images of people or recognizable objects require permission to use even though they may not be the object of the image, or only incidental to the picture.

 

There are a number of stock photography businesses that sell or license (where you don't actually own the image, you sort of "rent" it) images. In many cases the prices for their images are quite reasonable, sometimes even just a few cents. But stock photography can be very expensive as well. Before purchasing stock photography, make sure that the images are appropriate for your restaurant; don't misrepresent yourself by displaying images that mislead. You've seen those big, juicy, beefy hamburgers in the commercials--but rarely do you get that when you order one at the restaurant. A huge burger chain can get away with that, but a small restaurant will be perceived as misleading and that can kill a good reputation quickly.

 

But this can be used to your advantage--and the reason for photos in your on-line menus to begin with. Say your restaurant makes a big, juicy burger piled high with lettuce, pickles, onions, tomatoes, and bacon and cheese, and it really is 6 inches tall...tell the world! Put pictures of that all over your website! This is you place to let the world know what you do.

 

For top quality images you could consider hiring a professional photographer. Depending on the usage, paying for professionally taken photographs can be an excellent option. Or you might contact a local camera club, high school or college to see if they may have someone that wants the experience and wants to build their portfolio. Payment could be a lunch or dinner or two.

 

So the simplest answer to how do I get pictures for my website? Take the photos yourself, get permission to use copyrighted artwork, and absolutely get permission (in writing) to use pictures of people. But most importantly, respect their decision if they say "No."

 

The DinerMagic team is in the process of creating a downloadable article for their customers about taking good photographs of food, getting permsision from your customers to use their images, and finding sources for images and artwork. We will notify our customers when this becomes available.

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