Social networking sites can be a great tool for connecting with your customers. Sites like Facebook and Twitter are great because they cater to a very wide spectrum of users (who may be interested in dining at your establishment). But what if you wanted to network and connect with equipment and food suppliers, manufacturers, franchisers, chefs and waiters for hire, restaurant owners and managers, and just about anyone in the foodservice industry? Two sites, Fohboh and Foodservice.com, have stepped in to accomplish just this.
Fohboh is described on their own website as…
FohBoh™ (short for industry terms front of the house and back of the house) offers a powerful vertical professional platform to an enormous global addressable market. FohBoh offers foodservice professionals and others worldwide, the ability to connect, communicate, collaborate and transact business online with other like-minded professionals, and is addressing the real needs of this diverse global industry.
Fohboh gives you the ability to upload photos, videos, customize your profile and even host your own blog there.
Foodservice.com has been around since 1996 and provides a wealth of information and services for the industry, but recently added social networking features. This network is new (and is currently not as full-featured as Fohboh) but already has over 160,000 members.