Top 8 Restaurant Marketing Agencies In 2024

Top Restaurant Marketing Agencies

Top Restaurant Marketing Agencies

Here at Lead PPC, we have been helping restaurants with their digital marketing needs since 2010.  Since we originally created this list in October of 2023, there hasn’t been a ton of movement for 2024.  But, we have made a few adjustments in placements for 2024 as well as added an additional 8th restaurant marketing agency.  If you’re looking for one of the Top Restaurant Marketing Agencies, here’s a list that may help you in your search:

Top Restaurant Marketing Agencies 2024

Top Restaurant Marketing Agencies 2024

#1 – Lead PPC (0)

We’re obviously a bit biased on this, but we feel extremely confident in our ability to provide both local restaurant marketing services for 1-200+ units along with the ability to market your restaurant as a franchisor to potential franchisees and really scale your restaurant’s growth, which is something that no other restaurant marketing agency can even come to close us on.  We’ve worked with 250+ franchisors, the bulk of which are restaurants and we specialize in all things Pay Per Click (PPC) from Google Ads to Meta Ads and beyond.  Whether you’re a multi-unit QSR or any other type of restaurant / food brand with multiple locations, we would love to chat with you about what your digital marketing needs are.

#2 – Foodie (+1)

Foodie has a good eye for branding that plays well on social media.  Some of their brands include Tony Roma’s, Havana 1957, and Prima Pasta.  They provide crisp designs that really help your brand stand out and cover services ranging from social media marketing to web design to branding and more.

#3 – Gourmet Marketing (-1)

The guys at Gourmet Marketing are impressive.  Some of their clients include Orient Express, Planet Wings, Thai Select, Halal Guys, and many more.  Services provided include strategy, advertising, website design, inbound marketing, marketing automation, communications, and creative design.

#4 – Vigor (0)

Vigor has worked with brands such as Pap Gino’s, Chasin’ Tails Seafood, Olga’s Kitchen, and Eegee’s.  If you’re not feeling great about your restaurant’s branding, they offer restaurant rebranding services, which can be helpful if you’re in desperate need of a complete branding overhaul. 

#5 – Hudson Creative (+1)

Hudson Creative has worked with 210+ restaurants over the past 11 years and specializes in digital marketing, search engine optimization, email marketing, and social media marketing for restaurants.

#6 – (-1) was wise to get an extremely solid domain name for their company.  The url says it all.  They focus specifically on restaurant marketing.  Their menu of services includes food photography (which many restaurant marketing agencies do not provide), hospitality marketing strategy, brand development, social media, digital advertising, and email marketing.  When it comes to photography, they are quite possibly the strongest agency on this list.

#7 – The Food Group (NEW)

The Food Group is new on our list for 2024.  Their main services help you Strategize, Create, Activate, Innovate, and Sell.  The are Google Partners as well as Microsoft Bing Partners.  Some of their brands include Pioneer Sugar, Cold Brew, Seafood For Heroes, Tabasco, Espresso Brava Sea Salt, and many others.

#8 – The Digital Restaurant (-1)

Last on our list is going to be The Digital Restaurant.  Currently, their website has highly pixelated images on it, a bit of an intrusive popup on the homepage, and overall could use a little bit of love.  But, they have worked with some great brands like Rosati’s (which is great pizza btw), Firehouse Pizza Grill, Porkchop, and many others.  They also provide software solutions that go beyond the capabilities of most restaurant marketing agencies.  If you’re a pizza restaurant, this would definitely be an agency to consider working with.

If you’re considering hiring a restaurant marketing agency, you may want to take a look at our article entitled “Why Hire A Restaurant Marketing Agency?” to get some ideas on the pros and cons of hiring an agency.


How Can A Restaurant Marketing Agency Help You Grow?

Restaurant marketing agencies have emerged as vital allies for businesses in the highly competitive food and beverage industry. As a restaurant owner, you may serve the most delicious food in town, but without strategic marketing, your culinary masterpieces might remain undiscovered by potential patrons. This is where marketing agencies step in to take your business to the next level.

A competent restaurant marketing agency brings a wealth of expertise to the table, beginning with an in-depth understanding of the restaurant sector. An agency that specializes in this area knows what works and what doesn’t in the industry, allowing them to curate a marketing strategy that is tailor-made for your business.

These agencies help you identify your unique selling proposition, build your brand image, and position you in a way that resonates with your target market. They are adept at telling your restaurant’s story in a way that appeals to the right audience.

In this digital age, restaurant marketing agencies can also help you establish a robust online presence. They can manage your social media accounts, devise compelling content strategies, and handle online reputation management. They understand the importance of online reviews and social media engagement, and can effectively leverage these platforms to enhance your visibility and reach.

Moreover, these agencies can help you navigate the complex world of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and local SEO. These are critical in ensuring your restaurant appears in local search results, making it easier for potential customers to discover your business.

Additionally, restaurant marketing agencies can execute powerful email marketing campaigns, create engaging blog content, and even manage your restaurant’s website. They can ensure that your site is not only visually attractive but also user-friendly and optimized for conversions.

By partnering with a restaurant marketing agency, you can focus on what you do best – creating delicious food, while they take care of bringing in the customers. In essence, an agency can help you grow by amplifying your reach, boosting your online presence, and ultimately driving more traffic to your restaurant.

In conclusion, a dedicated marketing agency can be a game-changer for your restaurant. It’s an investment that can yield significant returns by propelling your brand’s visibility, enhancing customer engagement, and driving your sales upwards.


Need Help?

If you need help testing Google and/or Facebook ads for your restaurant, please fill out our Contact Us form. We would be glad to help.  We are primarily a franchise marketing agency, but about 1/3 of our clients are restaurants, so we have a lot experience with both local restaurant advertising as well as franchise development marketing.


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Hello there and welcome to Lead PPC. My name is Grant James. I am the owner of the company. We are out of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, area we have around 6 account managers and a web designer, so we’re kind of we’re not small and we’re not like a huge big box one we have a few different target industries that we work in but in this article I’m going to talk about who the top 7 restaurant marketing agencies are it’s actually a very underserved market. There’s not a lot of agencies that really do this and for that reason I was in this actually able to put ourselves as number one from. I mean obviously biased right but I want to talk about some other groups that are also very good at this we um our main background here at Leap PPC Is we we work with franchises and there are a lot of restaurant franchises so about 1/3 of our we’ve done around 300 different franchise brands and about 1/3 of them our restaurants so I would say close to a hundred restaurants that we work with we’re going to be a good fit for you if you have multiple locations or if you’re a franchise or if you’re just a single owner operator restaurant and you’re not a franchise, then we’re maybe not the best fit.

If you have multiple locations and you’re not a franchise then you’re probably fine. We can do local. Stuff, but especially if you’re a franchise or’ then we can definitely help you so yeah, and then let’s talk about gourmet marketing so these guys are impressive. They’ve worked with Orient Express, Planet Wings, tie select Halal guys and many more so I like. I mean automatically by going to their their site you can see they have a good understanding of photography and branding, which with food that’s a really important thing I think you know got some good models and stuff like that they have some good case studies as first types of things they do.

They do. Strategy branding, advertising SEO, website design, email marketing social media photography, reputation management and content marketing so I really like them. Another cool one is Foodie. Some of their brands are Tony Romo, sorry Tony Romas, Cowboys Fan, Havana 1957 and Prima pasta, so this is their website. There there you know a little more bold. They’ve been around for 20 years they do all sources stuff including strategy some of their solutions include online marketing social media for restaurants restaurant web design and restaurant branding so this is a kind of a cool one to check out these are they call their clients partners, but these are some different groups that they work with so you know another agency that focuses on this space vigor is going to be my number 4 here. Some of the brands they’ve worked with are going to be Poppaginos, Chasing Tail Seafood, Olgas.

Kitchen that type of stuff I they’ve worked with I think this’ is really cool 2820 and 50 restaurant concepts, so that’s quite a few um 1750 total units activated they’ve been around for 20 years and they’ have 80 plus agency team members so this is one to kind of consider but yeah, so these are this is another great group then we have Hudson Creative. They’ve done 210 plus restaurants in 11 years so there are also one to take a look at I think with any of these I mean, these guys do SEO, website development, digital advertising social media, email marketing and digital marketing consulting. If it were me I’d reach out.

I take a look at these and see if there’s you know, of them that you think are good and then kind of reach out from there this one I hesitated to put on there because I mean this is really great grainy imagery kind of an ice or they should have gotten something a little more a little less pixelated, but they are a kind of a restaurant focused group and so I did want to include them in there but yeah, I would say these would be some of the top ones to take a look at we would love to have a conversation with you. Also this article I talk about how can a restaurant marketing agency help you grow got some tips in there if you would like to have a conversation man. I’m actually yummy right now you can click on this contact us button, fill out the form there or just call us it A33 lead PBC and would love to have a conversation with you. Thank you so much for your time