Is it annoying for you to see a person at another table in a restaurant snap a picture of their meal? The trend is increasing, but it may be hampered by diners and restaurant owners who are annoyed by mobile device snapping patrons who believe the world is waiting to see their latest food find. Such is social media.
The upside for a restaurant with good food and great presentations, free marketing & great reviews. The downside for that same restaurant, inconvenienced customers who, in a competitive restaurant location, may choose another atmosphere. The recent article Restaurants Turn Camera Shy in the New York Times highlights the dilemma for restaurant owners and picture-loving patrons.
I do get captivated by the meal enough to capture a shot, but as I’ve participated in social media over the years, I kind of want to eat while it’s warm : )
The audio is an excerpt from the podcast Beyond Social Media that airs on Tuesday nights at 9:30 PM Eastern. In this audio, David Erickson of e-strategyblog.com describes the solutions one chef has for bridging the gap between the camera shy and the image crazed diners.