The Web Marketing Association is looking for the Best Restaurant Websites in the world as part of their 26th annual international WebAward Competition for Web site developmentat the WebAward Web site. The WebAwards is the standards-defining competition that sets benchmarks for 96 industries, including restaurant web sites, based on the seven criteria of a successful Web site. The deadline for restaurant web sites to enter to be judged is May 31, 2022.
“Restaurant industry marketing has been truly transformed by the Internet,” said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. “People have many choices when it comes to how to spend their dining dollars and often the first thing they turn to is a restaurant’s website. Having that aspect of your restaurant website reviewed is just one benefit of participating in the annual WebAward program. Being named an ‘award-winner’ can help with marketing as well”.
Web sites are judged on seven criteria including design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, copy writing and ease of use. Each WebAward entry in the advertising category is judged against other advertising entries in its industry category and then against an overall standard of excellence.
Here are the past Best Restaurant WebAward winners:
2021 – WillowTree and Dairy Queen for DAIRY QUEEN
2020 – 90 Degree Design for STUNNING WEBSITE AND VIEWS AT ROOFTOP
2019 – WSI for Downtown Joe’s Brewery and Restaurant
2018 – TMV Group for GreatLakesCoffee.com
2017 – Hooters for Hooters Website
2016 – Sabre Hospitality Solutions for Olivella Restaurant Website
2015 – DynamiX for Marlow’s Tavern
2014 – Gourmet Marketing for Agozar Cuban Bistro
2013 – SapientNitro for Bertucci’s Rebranding Campaign
2012 – LeapFrog Interactive / Texas Roadhouse for Texas Roadhouse Mobile App
2011 – The Zimmerman Agency for Bull & Bear Orlando
2010 – Empower MediaMarketing for Red Robin Restaurants Website Redesign
2009 – Xylem Digital for Famous Dave’s BBQ Web site
2008 – Design Lab for Four
2007 – Avatar New York for Mr. Broadway Kosher Restaurant
2006 – E-Site Marketing for Montage Studio
2005 – Apollo Interactive, Inc. for Johnny Rockets
2004 – NetSuccess for Mercy Wine Bar
2003 – Brann for Roy’s Hawaiian Fusion
All restaurant entrants benefit from receiving valuable feedback in terms of their specific scores compared against the average scores for their industry. They also may receive specific comments from the WebAward’s professional judging panel on their Web site development efforts.
Restaurant wishing to be considered for the Best Restaurant Website can submit their website for consideration at WebAward.org. Winners of a WebAward in the restaurant category will also receive:
- Handsome statue or certificate of achievement
- Increased visibility for their company
- Marketing opportunity to promote the company website to the media
- Links to your site from the highly ranked WebAward site to help SEO
- A highlight for your resume.
- Admiration of peers, friends and co-workers
The 2022 WebAwards are sponsored by the following leading organizations: PR.com, iContact, and Webmaster Radio. The Web Marketing Association thanks these companies for their commitment to the entire online marketing community.