A beautiful photo of food can make any person go from heartily satisfied to immediately hungry. A complete, beautiful website goes further and will make any curious searcher immediately make plans with their friends and pay a visit.
In today’s post, we focus on the top 5 food websites in Fullerton. After looking at the top 200 websites and some hearty discussion, the bottom five sites are Fullerton’s best. Sites were selected and ranked based on Appropriateness, Visual Appeal, Ease of Use and just the Overall efficacy of the site.
We hope you enjoy! Please comment below if you feel that we may have forgot a site or if you agree with what we decided.
5. Pie Dog – PieDogs.com
Pie Dog comes in at fifth place. With a home page that will make your stomach beg you to pick up your wallet and get in your car, this site is one that will make any customer wanting more. A simple site with only three pages, the site does its job. It has a nicely laid out menu that is simple to read without sacrificing beautiful design.
The site doesn’t have an overload of information. They know you are wanting a burger and they give it to you visually. The menu is ready and you can easily find the location. A great job by Pie Dog.
*Note: During the preparation of this list, we noticed that the Find Us page stopped working. We didn’t let that affect our ultimate decision due to its malfunction after the initial selection.
4. Mr. BBQ – MrBBQFullerton.com
Mr. BBQ was a pleasant surprise during the search through all the different websites. In an industry (Korean BBQ) in which most food establishments don’t even have websites, Mr. BBQ takes the fourth spot with their methodical, effective approach.
The site is all one page, split into four sections. Visitors can find a PDF version of the menu, information about the establishment, reviews and finally a contact us section. The images are all beautiful, colorful and eye catching, yet everything is still extremely easy to read. Mr. BBQ offers a perfect example of a small business executing an effective website without the frills or complications of a complex, enormous website.
3. Dripp – Dripp.com
A coffee company with a flagship location in Chino Hills and a second one opening in Fullerton, Dripp’s was a favorite for our team. The website is expertly constructed with a masterful use of colorful icons and beautifully designed photos. The trendy “hipster” theme is perfectly embodied yet still does not take away from the central focus on coffee quality.
Never do you feel that you are lost and not sure where to go. Everything is easy to navigate, the fonts are the perfect size, and the colors only accentuate the whole experience. Overall the Dripp website has the aesthetic of a master designer at a small business level. A great website.
2. El Amerikano – ElAmerikano.com
An elegant website with a simplicity that makes everything easy to read, El Amerikano has done a great job all on aspects of its site. None of the photos overload you with too much senses. The restaurant is not trying to wow anybody. You get the sense that El Amerikano knows who they are catering to and they don’t need to waste time trying so hard to get people to come in.
The menu can be downloaded as a PDF for your convenience and the site even features a FAQ section. This is hard to come by and you may think that it is unnecessary, but when you see questions like “WE ARE JUST WAITING ON ONE PERSON TO GET HERE, THEY ARE ALMOST HERE. WHY WON’T YOU SEAT US?” then you realize why a page like this is so important.
El Amerikano has done a great job maintaining a theme that fits their restaurant, while still providing just the right amount of information. This site is definitely worth the second spot in Fullerton.
And The Winner Is…
1. Hop Scotch Tavern – Hopscotchtavern.com
Hop Scotch Tavern takes the top spot with a website that just makes you say “Whoa!” With a word from the Executive Chef right below the dominant image, you get the feel of class and quality from the restaurant. Scroll a little bit lower and you get to see a well designed web menu that doesn’t overload you. Nope, just a handful of items with full descriptions.
Below that you’ll find more information including the option to make reservations, check out the social buzz and finally the location. The site can be used just as one page with the scrolling option, but if you really want to do your due diligence, the site offers many more pages that users can peruse through. The site doesn’t shove all these awesome pages in your face though, its just there for your convenience for you.
Hopscotch Tavern shows a restaurant understanding the purpose of its web presence. Allowing potential customers to get the complete experience online without shoving too much in their face, Hopscotch expertly embodies itself online.
The very first piece of our Top 5 Fullerton project complete! Thank you for taking the time to sit down and go through what we came up with. Fullerton is a beautiful city with so much talent and opportunity. Join me and Ron, as we continue to explore and uncover more of Fullerton’s great work.
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