Blue Plate Special /noun/ – A term used by restaurants referring to a special low-priced meal, usually changing daily and typically consists of a “meat and three” (three vegetables), presented on a single plate. The FANFOOD.com Blue Plate Special is just that, but without the fat & calories. It is our featured article; anything goes on what’s happening in the Food & Beverage Industry and Sports. In this article: Meat: FANFOOD.com & One: FANFOOD Membership & Two: The FANFOOD 10 & Three: FANFOOD Glossary of Terms
In these tough economic times, businesses need all the help they can get to attract new customers. FANFOOD.com’s online directory and search engine for sports bars and the teams they support will help you grow your business as we grow ours. The driving force behind FANFOOD.com is the fan. Fans spend hard earned money on sports merchandise, attending sporting events and patronizing our network of establishments. It is only right that they receive the best information possible to enhance their viewing experience and save money. That is why we created FANFOOD.com Our search function enables our visitor’s to quickly locate a sports bar and view the pages of our member establishments where fans of their favorite team unite to watch the games. There they will find the FANFOOD Full-Count, a description of the sports bar, the menu and beer list, upcoming special events, facebook posts, twitter feeds and more. We have the largest selection of criteria to choose from to help the fan find the right place and no one can perform a search like they can with FANFOOD.com. To help them decide on where to go, We offer the “FANFOOD Full-Count”, a comprehensive list of everything they need to know about the sports bar in a nut shell including how many TVs they have and how many seats there are to view them. They will know if the establishment has Big Screen TVs, if they can watch games outside, and if they can have their own personal screen. We even let the fan know if the sports bar offers WiFi for their device, if they have happy hour specials, party rooms and if it is a good place for their children to tag along.
FANFOOD Membership has its privileges! With FANFOOD.com you have the opportunity to effectively promote your business with a searchable page specific to a team, league or sports package and space for material like logos, pictures, menus, daily specials, coupons, and multimedia. Your establishment page will feature the FANFOOD Full-Count details, description of your business, a link to your website, an online beer list, team or league affiliation, the sports packages you provide and more. Your FANFOOD Membership includes a free subscription The FANFOOD Daily – LIVE Sports TV listings customized just for you, so every day your staff will know exactly what games you offer and what channel they are being broadcast on. In addition, all FANFOOD Members are eligible for the “Sports Bar of the Year” as voted by the Fans.
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Throughout our website, we have a term for everything, a catch phrase if you will. Some are obvious and some are not so catchy. To help you better understand what they are; here is a list of them and description of each in no particular order: The FANFOOD FAN:We refer to anyone who enjoys watching sports as a FANFOOD FAN. FANs can join our mailing list, follow us on social media, and get customized daily LIVE Sports TV listings. When they join the Roster, they are issued a unique ID and can receive specials and promotions from our members.
The Roster:Our roster of FANs receive “THE LINEUP”, our monthly newsletter highlighting the months premier sporting events and calendar, food & beverage recipes, and coupons from our sports bar members in their area.
THE LINEUP – Newsletter:Sent out to the FANFOOD Network every month, THE LINEUP newsletter highlights the upcoming month’s premier sporting events, what networks are broadcasting them and information on where our FANs can go to watch. All new FANFOOD members will be listed with links to their FANFOOD page. Advertising will be sold with our most senior GOLD members having the first right of refusal. The Lineup will be distributed through constant contact.
The FANFOOD Network:Our Roster of FANs, friends, business contacts and every sports bar whether or not they have a membership in FANFOOD.com. All sports bars in the FANFOOD Network are included in the searchable listings and have their own basic page.
FANFOOD Membership:We provide our members with a searchable page specific to a team, league or sports package and space for material like logos, pictures, menus, daily specials, coupons, and multimedia. FANFOOD.com member pages will feature the FANFOOD Full-Count details, description of the business, a link to the member’s website, an online beer list, team or league affiliation, the sports packages provided and more. We have three levels of membership in FANFOOD.com; GOLD, SILVER, and BRONZE.
Bronze Membership:All FANFOOD.com members receive a free subscription to The FANFOOD Daily – Live Sports TV listings customized just for their establishment and are eligible for the “Sports Bar of the Year” as voted by the FANs. Your FANFOOD Bronze Member Page has the FANFOOD Full-Count Details, a description of your establishment, and your beer list for FANs that are looking for a great place to watch the games. In addition, a map of your location is provided along with your address, phone number, and hours of operation. A link is added to your website as well as to the closest form of public transportation, so our FANs can enjoy themselves safely. Membership in FANFOOD.com allows your establishment to be affiliated with specific team Fan Club, Gamewatch and Alumni Group that gather at your place to watch the games together. You will even have space on your page to list the sports packages your offer. Sign Up Today!
Silver Membership:Establishments that become Silver members have all the benefits of the bronze membership along with ability to have their logo displayed and a photo gallery. Additional space is provided for “FANFOOD Says…” A review prepared by the editors of FANFOOD.com. You also have space for your menus, calendar of events, and coupons. All new Silver Members will be featured, “In the Spotlight” on the FANFOOD.com homepage, with an article written about your establishment, your staff and your unique food and beverage offerings. Silver members are also eligible to have these offerings included in FANFOOD cookbooks and in THE LINEUP newsletters. Sign Up Today!
Gold Membership:Establishments that become Gold members have all the benefits of bronze and silver memberships, are considered Premier Members and have priority status. All Gold members receive a pushpin on the map on the homepage of FANFOOD.com. Your establishment’s contact information will be displayed as a FAN rolls over your location with a link to your member page. FANFOOD Gold members have the ability to use flash & multimedia, along with their most recent facebook posts, and tweets displayed on their page. Most importantly, Gold Member’s have access to valuable marketing information such as access the FAN Roster in their area, and statistical data that we collect. All Gold members receive a monthly report on the performance of their membership page which you can use to improve your marketing strategies. Sign Up Today!
FANFOOD Daily – LIVE Sports TV listings:Every day our members and FANs have the ability to find what, when and where every game they carry is being broadcast. A printer friendly version is provided for our members giving them the option to make a handheld copy for their staff, including space for them to communicate the specials, 86′d items, and what TV each game in on, etc.
GAMEWATCH Locations:FANFOOD.com’s online directory and search engine for sports bars and the teams they serve enables our visitor’s to quickly locate a restaurant and bar where fans of their favorite team unite to watch the games. These are gamewatch locations. If your establishment is a sports bar where fans of the Black & Gold commiserate, your listing will be displayed when FANs search for the STEELERS. It is our goal to “bring the right fan to the right place”
Advanced Search:FANs also have the ability to narrow down their search even more with our detailed search function. This allows them to select specific criteria like how many TVs a FANFOOD.com member has and how many seats to view them. If the member has big screen TVs, and if they can watch the games outside, or even have their own personal screen. We even let the fan know if the member offers WiFi for their device, if they have happy hour specials, party rooms and if it is a good place for their children tag along.
Verified Listings:Every new FANFOOD.com Member will get a visit from a someone from the FANFOOD Visiting Team to verify that all information is accurate and add any relevant information. Once the visit is completed, A “Verified Listing” tag is awarded to the establishment. Without letting the staff know, FANFOOD Visitors patronize our member establishments, observe some specific pre-defined criteria, and then answer questions relating to their visit. It’s not just about the food & beverage, it is important for your business to know what customers think about your service, how the staff interacts with the FANs, as well as the overall viewing experience. The information gathered from the FANFOOD Visiting Team will help determine whether your establishment is meeting the needs of both the FAN and your business. It is our goal to keep our database current and provide our fans with the most comprehensive listing of sports bars and grills.
The Blue Plate Special:It is our featured article; anything goes on what’s happening in the Food & Beverage Industry and Sports. With each new membership, we determine what is important to our members and this is be reflected in every article. Every article has “meat & three”
FANFOOD Friends:The FANFOOD Friends network is based on the proven concept of what goes around comes around. If I help you, you’ll help me and we will both benefit as a result. It is a system of giving and receiving business. Links will be provided on FANFOOD.com to our friends and having multiple links from other web sites is great way to promote our web site. This is where our business-to-business networking comes into play. The FANFOOD Friends Network will generate additional revenue and visitors to FANFOOD.com. Become a FANFOOD Friend Today!
HIGH HEAT – The FANFOOD Blog:Dubbed, “High Heat”, it is a web log from John Atsatt, owner of FANFOOD LLC, with entries comprised of Sports Player News, BBQ recipes, tips and tricks, relevant fantasy sports advice, and tailgate party ideas and helpful hints. High Heat will help promote FANFOOD.com on a daily basis, while keeping it fresh and entertaining with john’s unique take on sports and outdoor cooking.
Behind The Plate – FANFOOD YouTube Channel:All new Gold members have the option to have their staff and patrons interviewed and one of their unique food and beverage offerings prepared on camera. “Behind the Plate” will be filmed on location by TenTen Productions. An “episode” will be then be produced and presented on our YouTube channel, FANFOOD TV and embedded within the FANFOOD.com member pages.
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