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Community Pizza Shop Finds Success Using Facebook and Online Ordering

17/02/2010 13:54

Orlando, Fla., (PRNewswire / WorldTourismNews) - Golden Knights Pizza ( in Orlando, Florida is a local success story that can be appreciated anywhere in the USA today.


The key to their fame is their Facebook fans and friends! After starting with Facebook ( and then linking in BigHoller Restaurant Online Ordering (, Golden Knights Pizza was able to generate over 2,000 fans and 1,500 friends in their first sixty days. "It has been a boon for me using BigHoller and Facebook; a real plus for our store," says Chas Warner, owner.

G.R. Homa, Operations Manager at BigHoller, shares Chas' enthusiasm, "Golden Knights Pizza online sales continue to grow at a phenomenal rate and we love it every time we see this happen."

Experts point out that times have been hard for the restaurant industry as of late as customers are becoming more and more rigid on food spending. "Truth be told, a large number of restaurant closings shouldn't surprise anyone. In an industry that fights for single digit margins, economic change can bring a harsh reality," states Jaime Oikle, Owner of Restaurant Report ( "Successful restaurants are getting leaner, watching pennies and dollars more closely, and thinking smarter about operations," adds Jaime.


Golden Knights has found a way to efficiently stretch their operation dollars with large returns. "I do the majority of our marketing free on Facebook, utilizing events and status updates," claims Chas. His marketing strategy involves between 4 to 6 planned events per month and then directing friends and visitors to his online ordering. Chas also adds, "It is a smoother operation. We don't have to have multiple phone lines ringing at the same time and we don't have to stop what we are doing to answer them. This frees us up to be productive. I can see a day when we will be doing more than 40% of orders through BigHoller."

About Golden Knights

Golden Knights Pizza is an Orlando, Florida-based Pizzeria specializing in great-tasting Pizza, Hot Wings, Chicken Tenders and Subs, in-store and on-line. They are located inside T.D.'s Sports Bar and only 1/2 mile off the UCF campus. Please visit or


About Restaurant Report
Restaurant Report has established itself as a valuable resource for independent restaurateur. With hundreds of pages of content, the goal of Restaurant Report's online site is to provide relevant information that supports the mission of its independent audience -- delivering outstanding local dining experiences! For more information please visit

About BigHoller

BigHoller is an industry leader in online food ordering solutions utilized by single locations to international restaurant clients as Pita Pit, Buckhorn Grill, Planet Pizza, and Hooters Casino Hotel Las Vegas ( BigHoller touts user-friendly customer interfaces, robust back end menu databases, popular online ordering features and unsurpassed customer service. For more information, contact G.R. Homa at (888) Big-Holler (244-4655) or visit

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CONTACT: G.R. Homa of BigHoller, +1-888-Big-Holler (244-4655)

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