Friday, 12 February 2016


The poster of the moment for The Menu Pile website, saying: "We are on The Menu Pile"So, as a bit of fun and more importantly as a bit of a small marketing campaign, I took our logo and had it enlarged and professionally printed at A3, A4 and A5 size, so as to create posters for the restaurants in the area to display (or not!) that they can be found on The Menu Pile website.

So, for a few evenings, I took a little trip out to a few of them, as a testing pilot to see how they would ‘go down’ in the wild, so to speak.

Admittedly, some restaurants hadn’t yet heard of The Menu Pile website, which was my golden opportunity to explainto them as to what it is, and why they’re set to benefit directly from it.

Stotts Fish Restaurant in March, Cambridgeshire, proudly displaying The Menu Pile logo!Doddington Fish Bar in Doddington, Cambridgeshire, displaying The Menu Pile logo.The Saffron Cuisine in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, with their poster for The Menu Pile (and higher than Just Eat's logo too!)

Others very nearly jumped across the counter (I kid you not!) as to get their poster, as they had heard their customers mention the site, and that they had used our version of the restaurant menus to order the food. Remember, that their menus are being displayed and promoted on The Menu Pile website for free – they’re not paying any monthly standing fee or anything like that – all gratis.

Some reluctantly took a poster or two, wondering whether the boss would allow them to put them up on the wall or front window, but amazingly, many are on display!

A selection of some of the restaurant owners, posing with their new spangly poster for The Menu Pile website.I also managed to get a few snaps of the guys holding up the poster – no pressure, no payments or anything like that, as they seemed to appreciate the effort that we were going to, in order to help push their business.  Some ended up on our Facebook Page, but more to show everyone else that people are really starting to get behind us in terms of being an online place to go for food menus. Fantastic.

If you see people that you recognise in the photos that we’ve been sharing, make sure you tell them next time you collect your takeaway order! I’m sure they’ll love you for it!