51st Street is an American-themed burger bar located in Brisbane’s CBD. Open for less than a year, the restaurant is already a popular destination due to its delicious food, great atmosphere, and busy location.
51st Street didn’t have an online presence and needed a website developed quickly – not only to build their brand but also support their franchise expansion plans.
Operating in a competitive industry such as the fast-casual dining sector meant GDR had to develop a web solution that not only supported the restaurants ambitious brand growth plans, but also gave them an online advantage over other operators.
GDR Group worked closely with 51st Street to design and build a clear, attractive website which really represented their brand and gave potential customers the opportunity to view the menu, as well as overall restaurant ‘vibe’. Our solution also focussed on enabling visitors to easily make reservations and enquires, while also providing a catering and function showcase area.
The in-house, locally based team at GDR managed the entire web design and development process, from creating a site map, copywriting and sourcing imagery to design, web development and migrating the approved site to the client’s chosen domain. Built with responsiveness in mind our solution enabled users to effectively interact with the website on mobile, tablet and desktop.
Our team’s focus on building with search engine optimisation in mind further added to the site’s online findability – supported by the integration of Google Analytics and Search Console to enable the client to regularly access user/visitor data.
GDR’s website design highlighted the restaurant’s offering through vibrant imagery, and keyword focused copy. We also created a franchise page to promote 51st Street’s expansion plans allowing prospective franchisees to find out more and apply online. A careers page also enabled 51st Street to advertise front and back of house jobs. Lastly a simple navigation meant customers could easily book a table via an online reservation tool, integrated into the clients management system.
From initial briefing to final approval, GDR completed the website in less than 4 weeks. Traffic is already steadily increasing with visitors spending an average of 2 minutes on the website. Delighted by their new website, 51st Street now have an online presence that allows them to take their brand to its next phase of expansion.