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Main Street: Season 2

Episode 4: Annabella’s Italian Restaurant

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Chef Robert Angelaccio is a good son. When his mother fell ill, he returned home to Bristol Borough to care for her and to open an Italian restaurant that bears her name. It turned out to be a fortuitous move, since one day, a customer named Alison came into the restaurant, a woman who would one day become his wife. Together, Robert and Alison run Annabella’s, with the Chef cooking classic Italian meals and his wife’s pastry skills thrilling customers each night.

Buoyed by a steady stream of customers who come to town for the Bristol Riverside Theatre, Annabella’s is searching for a formula to help when the theatre isn’t in production. In episode four, Amanda Brinkman and Minneapolis restaurateur, Kim Bartmann help the Angelaccio’s revamp their space and menu to attract new customers. With direction from Robert Herjavec, who provides ideas to get people in the door during slow season, the Angelaccio’s are creating a recipe for success. Watch as the Deluxe team creates updated branding, a new website, increased social media and branded gear to turn the slow season around and make the restaurant more profitable.

Lessons from this episode:
Look below the surface to find the true small business story
Look below the surface to find the true small business story

Even when a small business looks successful, there can be challenges unseen by the regular customers

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Menu design matters
Menu design matters

Updating the menu for your restaurant has more power than you’d think to attract new customers and get more foot traffic in your door.

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Utilizing marketing to boost your restaurant business
Utilizing marketing to boost your restaurant business

The restaurant business is very cyclical. The time of the year, special occasions and the weather will all factor into if the business is busy on any given day.

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Italian restaurant serves up appetizing web presence
Italian restaurant serves up appetizing web presence

See how Deluxe helped Annabella’s connect with would-be guests online by creating a mobile-friendly digital presence

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How to capture stunning web photography
How to capture stunning web photography

Blogger and self-taught photographer Lee Hersh shares her secrets for shooting gorgeous photos, regardless of your skill level

Learn More
3 ways to get motivated when you feel burned out
3 ways to get motivated when you feel burned out

Running a business is a demanding job. Try these techniques to get energized when you feel overworked

Learn More
Company Rebrand 101: How to manage the process step by step
Company Rebrand 101: How to manage the process step by step

Don’t overlook these five key steps as you navigate the exciting process of rebranding your business

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