May 31, 2009

Facebook for the Steakhouse

We use to feature a Brazilian BBQ every weekend at the Steakhouse. It's a $35 dollar all you can eat endless meat buffet, (sounds like amateur porn). Basically, the cooks prepare different cuts of meat and grilled fruit on huge skewers, and walk around slicing off pieces until people have had enough.It was hugely popular, but due to food costs we had to stop serving it. However people are still requesting we bring it back, so our managers decided we would bring it back for one weekend in June. Today we were all asked to promote it the best we could, when I suggested to management that they create a Facebook account. We currently don't have a website, so other then paying for overpriced radio and newspaper ads, they have no way of promoting special offers. They looked at me as if I was a miracle worker, speaking words of wisdom into there brainless heads. Then they offered me money to create an account, and start networking within the community.

It really doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out how to advertise more effectively, but apparently my high school drop out managers think it does.


Gene said...

So, what's the account name so we can start driving the traffic? You DID base the pay for doing this hard work {snicker} on visitor numbers, right? :-)

Ashley said...

I can't believe I have to explain why a person posting about work on their blog would want to keep their workplace's Facebook page a secret, but I guess I'm going to have to.

Let's start with how the owner of this blog goes by G.H., which is not likely the name she goes by in person. We should observe the nicknames G.H. gives her coworkers. In addition to these things, she does not give out personal information or very many environmental indicators, nor has she revealed the true name of the restaurant.

It doesn't take a genius to figure out that G.H. is being intentionally obscure. She could get into big trouble if a coworker or customer found this blog and identified her or someone they know.

Honestly, I figured that pretty much goes without being said, but I'll give you the benefit of the doubt, Gene, and assume that you just had a temporary lapse in rational thinking. Don't worry. I get really excited about Brazilian BBQ too.