In this episode of the Experience We-Ha Podcast, Ryan and Jeff had a chance to talk about the popular restaurant scene in West Hartford with the founders of INGroup Creative and Eat IN CT, Jeannette Dardenne and Kristen Fritz.
With more than 150 places to eat in town, restaurant owners need to evolve and differentiate themselves to stand out from the crowd so we talk about current trends they are seeing in the industry, the keys to creating experiences for diners, how and why they created the popular Eat IN Connecticut Facebook group with over 8,000 members, and where things are headed in the ever-growing and evolving restaurant industry.
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0:00 – Intro/About Jeannette and Kristen
5:05 – What is INGroup Creative?
6:45 – The changing landscape of restaurant marketing
9:20 – The food and drink community
10:45 – The importance of creating experiences
12:30 – Trends in restaurants
16:56 – The Eat IN CT Facebook group
21:30 – Are there too many restaurants in West Hartford?
24:10 – Restaurant staffing
27:05 – Future trends and technology
34:26 – Jeannette and Kristen’s favorite We-Ha dishes
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