How to Add a Menu Button to Your Google My Business Page

Google recently released a number of simple, but powerful, marketing features for small businesses. This includes several designed specifically for bars and restaurants. If your bar or restaurant is not taking advantage of these offerings, you’re missing out. Big time. To see why, go Google your business. We’ll wait. If you’re searching on a desktop, your business’ Google My Business page should appear on the right-hand side of the search results. If you’re on a mobile phone–like most people are when they search for bars or restaurants–your Google My Business page will be the first thing you see. And the first thing your prospective customers see when they look you up online. So, how can you make your Google My Business profile the best it can be?

One way is to take advantage of Google’s new menu listing feature. In addition to letting you add a link to a menu page on your website or another menu-hosting platform, Google now lets you add a big, fat MENU button that displays your food and drink list directly within your Google My Business profile. You can see a real example from Evergreen customer, Stella Public House, below. Stella Public House is using Evergreen’s menu tool to automatically populate their drink list. Now, if you’re Google, do you think you’re going to promote a menu listed on a private website, or a menu listed on Google My Business? Just saying…

 

How to Add a Menu Button to Your Google My Business Page

Step 0: If you haven’t already, claim or create a Google My Business page. No, really, do it yesterday.

Step 1: Log into your account and click the Info tab on the left-hand side of your screen.

Step 2: Click Menu (the icon with the fork and spoon, not the Menu URL option). 

 

Step 3: You’ll then see a screen where you can add your menu. Click Add menu section to type in a section name (e.g. Appetizers, Cocktails). Click Add menu item to add an item name and price. You can add as many sections and items as you want. If you don’t want to manually add to or update this list each time your menu changes, Evergreen’s menu software will do it for you.

 

That’s all there is to it!

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