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Twitter becoming new tool for restaurants

From Adam’s Hospitality & Tourism Industry Blog, a blog run by a Boston area

Friday, July 3, 2009

‘Tweets’ on the menu are a sweet deal
Restaurants using Twitter for cheap, effective marketing

By Devra J. First, Globe Staff | June 29, 2009

On Dec. 2, computer consultant Jen Deaderick got on the social-networking site Twitter and posted: “Tupelo02139 is preparing.’’ It was her first missive, or tweet, on behalf of the Cambridge restaurant Tupelo, where her husband is a chef. The restaurant was more than four months away from opening.

Other tweets followed, about getting inspected, planning the menu, picking the paint. By the time Tupelo opened at the end of April, word had spread among followers of the restaurant’s Twitter stream (@tupelo02139), and their followers’ followers, and so on.

“Our opening night was packed,’’ Deaderick said. “At least half were there because of Twitter.’’

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Every large city should have someone performing this service. Adam is to be commended. His blog is an interesting read, even for those of us who don’t reside in the Boston area. Here’s his mission statement:
 
“My blog is a compilation of articles from various newspapers and other publications that directly relate to the Hospitality and Tourism Industry in Boston, in Massachusetts, and across the country. Any articles I think would help concierge in Boston to be better informed are also included. I intend this blog to be a spot where someone in the industry who may be too busy to read the paper daily can find out the information they need to know to better serve their guests”.
 
 
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