Restaurants using Twitter

UPDATED:  Mar 5, 2009 – More restaurants are using twitter!  I’ve added 17 more to my original list, and I’m sure there are a lot more out there.  Please add any you know to the comments!

or, how some are using the social media tool to engage diners online!

What is Twitter, you ask?

The easiest way to think about it is as a “mini blog” – it’s a series of posts you make that’s limited to only 140 characters — perfect for the busy restaurateur or chef!  Here’s the wikipedia definition:

Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows its users to send and read other users’ updates (otherwise known as tweets), which are text-based posts of up to 140 characters in length.  Updates are displayed on the user’s profile page and delivered to other users who have signed up to receive them. The sender can restrict delivery to those in his or her circle of friends (delivery to everyone being the default). Users can receive updates via the Twitter website, instant messaging, SMS, RSS, email…”

Here are some of the restaurants or owners/GM’s/chefs I know of using twitter — check out what they have to say.  And, feel free to add others I don’t know about in the comments section below.

Restaurant / Twitterer Location Number of Tweets San Francisco 139 Wichita, KS 179 Wichita, KS 1003 Chain 561 Bethesda, MD 1438 Phoenix, AZ 14 Iowa City, IA 303 Chain 468 Dublin, Ireland 57 Virginia Beach, VA 10 Various 774 LA 822 Oakland, CA 26 Boulder, CO 46 Denham Spgs, LA 11 Wichita, KS 88 Philadelphia 20 Asheville, NC 1059 DC 1 Nashville, TN 43 Orlando, FL 497 Buffalo, NY 334 Chain 1400 Seattle 45 Boulder, CO 1132 NYC 200 Cedar Rapids, IA 90 ? 50 Seattle 236 Anchorage, AK 82 Bryan, TX 776 Chain 1162 ? 38 NYC 195 Norfolk, VA 6 NYC 349 Portland, OR 194 Various 28

44 responses to “Restaurants using Twitter

  1. The Nashville Omaha Steakhouse has recently joined twitter, too.

  2. Baton Rouge – Denham Springs, Lousiana

  3. Thanks for this list. I’m doing some research into how restaurants are using Twitter and this post comes in very handy. I’ve included these restaurants in my list and given you credit on my blog.

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  5. Pizzeria Venti in Atlanta (on Lenox in Buckhead) is on Twitter

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    Hi. Thanks for making this list! Zippy’s Restaurants has 25 locations throughout the state of Hawaii!

  8. The Providence location of Napa Valley Grille has joined.

  9. We are in Tucson, Arizona and we have the best Izakaya style dining and sushi.

  10. Located in 3 locations; Downtown Ft Myers, Gulf Coast Town Centre, and Naples.

    The art of sushi and outrageous cocktails!

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  13. Cool River Cafe Las Colinas
    in Irving – Dallas, TX

    -One of the nations busiest and highest grossing restaurants.


    We’re a great sports bar in Phoenix, AZ. We have a great tight knit community, and can’t wait to meet you!

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