Restaurant’s profitability thrives on food and beverage margins, where the highest costs are empty tables. A busy restaurant can see an average of hundreds or thousands of customers everyday. As a restaurant owner, it should be expected, yet you still find yourself being consumed by daily operations and never ending shifts. From making sure customers are always pleased with the service and food, to having a hard-working staff that remains focused and able to perform – your day is draining enough, so why take on more task?
Invision Studio helps your restaurant by providing it with a valuable marketing tool to drive customers into your restaurants and fill its empty tables. Restaurant Virtual Tours and Aerial Photography Services from Invision Studio are two powerful and incredible ways to give the world a taste of a Restaurant’s dining experience before they even sit down to eat. Using 360 virtual tours, high definition HDR Property Photography, and Aerial Photography Services allows any restaurant owner the ability to showcase the property’s aesthetic and atmosphere that will consistently generate new business and keep new customers coming through their Restaurant doors.
Furthermore, if a restaurant hosts corporate or private events, this is the perfect tool to give the potential client a workable vision of the entire space for planning and ultimately making their decision to host the event at their Restaurant. People are always looking for spaces to host corporate events, birthdays, engagements, graduations, or any other occasion, so why not make their decision easier? Invision Studio provides Restaurant customers with a virtual look at how a restaurant can accommodate their needs.
A restaurant virtual tour can incorporate additional special features such as:
On top of just providing a 360 Viewing experience for the customer, this state-of-the-art photography technology will strengthen a business’ web presence and positively affect the number of website views. It can also help extend the duration of each site visit. These numbers go a long way toward optimizing a restaurant’s website and increasing the chance of people finding your Restaurant easily online.
The average cost for a Restaurant to receive a Virtual Tour, Restaurant Photography, and Aerial Photography is roughly $1000.
If a Restaurant makes the low average of $50 per table, it will take roughly 20 tables to pay off their initial investment into Tours, Photos, and Aerials.
Restaurants serve well over 20 tables per day, therefore it will will take less than one day to pay off their investment into 360 Tours, Business Photos, and Drone Photography.
You choose a date range that fits your schedule and we find the best time to get a 360 photographer out to shoot your property.
Our certified photographers arrive, set up the property, and capture all requested panoramic views, still photos, and aerial images.
Our skilled team of editors and programmers touch up your photos, stitch your 360 panoramas, and code/produce your 360 Tour.
Our project managers oversee the process from start to finish and ensure that each project is delivered on time and to your liking.
Should I have people or models in my Restaurant Virtual Tour or Restaurant Photography Shoot?
Typically not. However, if you would like your Restaurant Photography to reflect the lively nature then yes, we would recommend having models. However, everyone participating must sign a model release form.
Do you shoot Restaurant Virtual Tours at night?
Yes, we try to shoot any exteriors of Restaurant Virtual Tours at dusk or during the first hour after sunset (we call this blue hour) before the sky is too dark to pull light from. Any and all interior images can be taken at night as long as the room has lights in it.
How do you guys recommend we set up our Restaurant for a Restaurant Virtual Tour?
Set up your Restaurant as if it was ready to be open for the night. Plates, forks, knifes, napkins, candles, flower vases, etc., all neatly displayed and everything clean and tidy.
What's the best time to shoot a Restaurant Virtual Tour? Day or night time?
If your restaurant is bright cheery and lively, we recommend shooting your virtual tour during the daytime. If restaurant has a more warm, elegant style them we recommend shoot the restaurant photography at night.
How far ahead of the projected shoot day should we schedule our restaurant virtual tour or Restaurant Photography?
About 1 week out for local. 3 weeks out for out of area Restaurant Photo Shoots due to travel arrangements.
Do you recommend we do a walkthrough of our Restaurant before scheduling a Virtual Tour?
We don't usually recommend it, as our team is well versed in planning a Restaurant Photo shoot over the phone based on the details provided. However, walkthroughs are usually best to decide what focal points you want each panorama to cover and to get a better understanding of how many panoramas you want you want for your Restaurant Virtual Tour.
Should we set up our lighting and candles in our Restaurant if we have any?
We usually tell our clients to set up your location as if you were opening up for the night to the public. If your tables have candles and the lighting system has guided routes, effects, and color changes, then we recommend you set it all up for the Restaurant Virtual Tour.
Is it best to shoot a Restaurant Virtual Tour with or without our staff in the photo?
Although we typically don’t recommend it for Architectural Photography, our goal is to make every Virtual Tour feel as real as possible. Having staff and potential customers in the shoot gives viewers a genuine and authentic feel of your fine dining experience.
Do you shoot in the kitchen?
Typically not, unless your kitchen has any proprietary features that you would like to showcase in the Restaurant Photography.
Do I need Aerial Photography Services for a Restaurant?
Aerial Photography Services offer a unique vantage point that enables restaurants to capture superb shots that would not be possible from the ground. Most likely our Aerial Photography Services would be used more for elevated shots when it comes to Restaurants.
Can customers book reservations from Restaurant Virtual Tour?
Yes, our Real Estate Virtual Tour Software has the capability of incorporating a "Book Reservations" button onto the 360 Tour itself. From this feature, a customer can be viewing a restaurant virtual tour and if their interested is peaked and they decide to dine there, they can simply click a button and reserve a table instantly.
Do you offer Multi-restaurant packages for your Restaurant Virtual Tour or Property Photography Services?
Yes, if your Restaurants have multiple locations, we can offer a discount based on the number of Properties we will be photographing and the length of the contract.
Can I embed my menu into my Restaurant Virtual Tour?
Yes, our state-of-the-art Restaurant Virtual Tour Platform has the capability to embed your Restaurant Menu into the Virtual Tour through custom HTML5 coding.
Can I embed my Wine list to my Restaurant Virtual Tour?
Yes, with our info box feature, you can easily add your Wine List to your Restaurant Virtual Tour and even link them back to your website for the full drink menu or food menu.
Do you allow our Restaurant to brand itself through the 360 Tour or Property Photography Images?
Yes, we brand the bottom of every Restaurant Virtual Tour with your company's logo or name. You simply provide a .jpg .eps .psd or .png file with your branding and we will produce a custom tour logo for you.
Can we embed our social media into the Restaurant Virtual Tour?
Yes, we make it very easy to embed social icons into your Restaurant Virtual Tour which can be accessed with one click right from the live tour itself.
Is it easy to add music into the Restaurant Virtual Tour?
Yes, audio such as music or voiceovers can be integrated and layered into any Restaurant Virtual Tour. This feature is great to set the mood or to allow a voiceover to guide and assist you through a Restaurant Virtual Tour.
Can we link to our yelp account into our restaurant virtual tour?
Yes, we can link your Yelp account into the Restaurant Tour and create a custom button where your Restaurant's Yelp page can be accessed with one click right from the 360 Tour.
Can we link Open Table or other booking agents into our Restaurant 360 Tour?
Yes, we can also link your Open Table booking agent into the Restaurant Tour and create a custom button where your customers can book a reservation right from within the Virtual Tour.
Do we have exclusive rights to our Restaurant Property Photography Photos?
Yes, you own the rights to your Restaurant photography images to use for your marketing material and advertising. In order to sell your images or use your images in marketing material worldwide, you will need to obtain full worldwide rights to the images at an additional cost.
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