Thursday, April 21, 2011

Submitting Menus to Dineries via email

Hi anybody who miraculously finds this blog and reads my work. The new feature of this week is menu submission via email. I thought of this idea as I want to make adding menus as easy as possible for myself, my team, and for any one who wants to help.

How does it work? Basically, you send an email with an attached menu image to menus@dineries.com with the 10 digit phone number as the subject. For example:

TO: menus@dineries.com
SUBJ: 5551234567
[attached menus go here]

The key here is to put the restaurant phone number as the subject of the email. Dineries will receive any email sent to menus@dineries.com and based on the phone number we can auto match the menu. If we don't have the restaurant, we will create it and match the menu.

I basically created this to easily add menus myself, but any and all menu submissions will be greatly appreciated. I am keeping track of who submits what and will award stats and down the line things like t-shirts to the top submitters. No promises as i'm very busy, but who doesn't like a free t-shirt?!

Hopefully someone who is OCD enough will want to complete their online menu collection on dineries.com.

Anyway if you're lazy, you can always just submit a menu to menus@dineries.com and we'll take care of matching it to the proper restaurant.

Advanced submission:
So you know how everyone these days has a smart phone? Well if you have an iPhone or an Android phone there is a free cool app called CamScanner. This app converts pictures you take to a scan like image, perfect for menu submission. I encourage you to check it out as it gives you the ability to submit menus from anywhere with your phone. One tip is to submit the email as an image and not as a pdf option. The pdf option tags a kinda ugly CamScanner logo on the pdf and it could block out some important menu text.

Happy Eating!

[edit]
If you noticed that is procedure is different than what you remember, you're not crazy, we changed it on 6/6/11 because it's better this way.

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