About Lulu's Resturant
Lulu's Restaurant is a family owned and operated restaurant located in Van Nuys, CA. They have been serving comfort food to the San Fernando Valley since 1976, and provide a family-friendly plane themed dining environment. Lulu's came to us with the goal of updating their outdated website with the goal of increasing sales on the site through an order online feature, and providing a better user experience.
- Improve design and user experience across popular devices
- Feature an order online and make a reservation option
- Expand on current blog capabilities for enhanced search and browse-ability of content
- Provide a clear overview of their menu, catering services, and bar happenings
- Increase signups for Lulu's Loyalty Program
A new eCommerce website and functionality that supports Lulu's Restaurant as the premiere San Fernando Valley restaurant and sports bar that caters to families that are ready for a meal that tastes like home.
Look And Feel
The new, mobile-friendly site needed to showcase Lulu's aviation theme within a wholesome, a family-friendly environment that is associated with Lulu's Restaurant. Using their recently renovated interior and existing colors; reds, charcoal and white, as a reference, we incorporated a wooden backround and plane illustrations into the logo and throughout the new design.
Setting the Scene
Using the findings from our discussions with Lulu's and the Creative Alignment activity, we put together fonts, colors, messaging and key site elements into a stylescape to depict how the new design would come together. The stylescape is then used by our developers to ensure branding is consistent throughout the new site.
Location Based Online Order To Fax
Lulu's needed an online ordering system on the new site, and to have a delivery or carryout option that would ask a customer for their zip code. The solution needed to be able to check the zip code to see if the customer was within the area that Lulu's delivered. If they were not in the delivery area, take out would become their only option. Lulu's also needed to receive all orders via fax, as this was the best way for their kitchen staff to stay up-to-date on all incoming orders.
Checks customer's zip to determine if delivery is availible.
Customer adds food with options into cart.
Verify delivery area and process the payment and order.
Fax order directly to kitchen staff to prepare.
Bringing Design To Life
After adding the menu, products, and custom functionality to Lulu's new site, our team began coding the approved mockups onto our sandbox environment. Our mockups show how the site will be laid out, and incorporate the design elements from the stylescape.
After thorough testing and approval from Lulu's, we launched the WooCommerce store. The end result is a stunning, site that showcases Lulu's Restaurant's delicious, quality meals within a custom and engaging interface. Rather than having to pay 3rd party ordering solutions a percentage of their sale, Lulu's can now keep that money. This savings alone provides Lulu's with a direct return on investment for their project. Have questions for us or want to discuss your project? Contact us today to get your project started!
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