Mix & Match Burger

Case Study

CLIENT BACKGROUND

Two brothers with a decade-long background in the food and beverage industry decided to come up with a business concept to serve gourmet burgers at industry-competitive prices. They came up with a unique concept of offering a fully customizable burger with unlimited toppings for a low flat fee while also offering seven signature burgers that are hand-crafted by their head chef.

Mix & Match Burger

GOALS & NEEDS

As an entirely new business going under major construction for six months, Mix & Match Burger needed to start their brand and web presence immediately. Their goals and needs were to build a strong web presence with a strong fanbase and to create customer anticipation before their grand opening. Since their concept was unique, they also needed an innovative way to help their audience better understand their "custom burger" concept. The team at Alecan Marketing Solutions developed a marketing strategy which included creating a strong brand identity, an award-winning website design, creative social media marketing, and reputation management.

  • Brand Identity
  • Award-Winning Website Design
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Grand Opening
  • Reputation Management

Brand Identity

What’s a company without a strong band identity? For Mix & Match Burger, it was important to design a logo that would stand out from their competitors. We came up with a color palette that would work well with their logo and would also stand out at their storefront location. It was important to keep a consistent logo image through every marketing channel.

Our team of designers at Alecan designed their to-go menus, as well the in-store display menu. With limited space, it was vital to design a display menu that would succinctly explain the custom burger concept, while not minimizing the seven signature gourmet burgers the restaurant offers.

Mix & Match Burger Branding

Photography And Video Production


As we all know, people eat with their eyes first. It was essential to have professional photos that truly reflected the quality of the gourmet burgers. We used our in-house video and photo production team to coordinate photo shoots to get the perfect images we needed for marketing materials. The images and videos were used throughout their website, marketing campaigns, and menus.

Mix & Match Burger Photography

Videography - Mix & Match Burger

Website Design And Development

Creating an interactive website was an important aspect of the web development process. It was important that users were able to effectively understand the custom burger concept without any difficulty. Despite not initially planning to have an online merchant service system, our team planned ahead and developed their site with their future in mind. It was developed in a way that would be able to easily integrate with their point-of-sale (POS) system in the future should they ever decide to take online orders directly from their website.

 “Award of Excellence” by the Communicator Awards

As a result of our passion and dedication to Mix & Match Burger, Alecan was bestowed the “Award of Excellence” for multiple categories by the Communicator Awards. The awards were for Visual Appeal and Aesthetic, Interactive Marketing, and User Interface and Concept for 2017.

Mix & Match Burger Web Design Showcase
  • 5200Acquired Visitors
  • 18723Page Views
  • 33%Bounce Rate
    (Below Industry Average)
*Data Collected for 3 Months Post Launch Date
Mix & Match Burger UI/UX

Visualizing The Business Concept


Since the business concept at Mix & Match revolves around fully-customizable gourmet burgers, it was vital to get that message across in a fun and easy way during development. Our team designed an interactive burger design feature for the website that would allow customers to play around and design their own burger. This inviting feature was able to allow customers to truly understand what Mix & Match Burger is all about, and to show them the limitless possibilities they can create.

Social Media Marketing

Naturally, the food and beverage industry lends itself perfectly to social media. Social media marketing was our plan of attack to reach the target audience most likely to respond to our campaign. The goal was to build brand awareness and anticipation for the opening.

Brand Awareness


We needed to create awareness amongst Mix & Match Burger's target audience to generate exposure for their brand. This required curating content purposely designed to draw new customers in and to circulate it throughout social media.

Public Relations


Alecan worked hand-in-hand with the local Chamber of Commerce to bring awareness to Mix & Match Burger. We developed press releases that were dispersed online to authorities within the industry.

Social Campaign


Audience engagement was crucial to creating awareness for the Mix & Match Burger brand. We developed the #MondayMixr hashtag to produce a new audience. Engaging with users on social media platforms also helped to boost brand awareness and to build anticipation.

Building Anticipation

With the grand opening only a few months away, we knew it was of the utmost importance to build anticipation in order to achieve a successful grand opening. Our strategy included communicating with fans through social media and publishing mouth-watering content that would be etched in their minds. This content created such a desire in customers' minds that many traveled upwards of 20 miles to try the gourmet burgers on opening day.

Social Media Strategy - Building Anticipation

Expanding Fanbase


Our plan of attack included paid social ads and social influencer marketing, which expanded Mix & Match Burger's fanbase in a very short period of time. Being active and engaging on social media platforms was paramount to riding the wave of fans that paid social ads and industry influencers helped procure.

  • 3800Followers
  • 22%Average Reach
  • 3.5%Average Post
    Engagement
*Data Collected for 2 Months Post Launch Date

Influencer Marketing


One component of our overarching strategy was to partner with social influencers that aligned with Mix & Match Burger’s target audience. This method allowed us to capture a larger audience that our research led us to believe would be responsive to our client. Our influencers used their built-in fanbase to help us deliver awareness and boost anticipation.

Influencer Marketing for Alecan Marketing

Grand Opening

Our passion and dedication paid off. Alecan was able to drive over 800 customers to Mix & Match Burger for their grand opening, which included a ceremony with local legislators from the Chamber of Commerce and state representatives.

800+
Visitors

Reputation Management

To maintain an exceptional reputation, customer expectation and satisfaction must be managed effectively. Our team at Alecan used social listening to gauge customer reaction to the newly-opened business. We communicated with customers to help better comprehend their experiences and ensure them that Mix & Match Burger valued their feedback.

Reputation Management Reputation Management Stats


Client Testimonial

“I’ve been doing business with Alecan for several of my companies, for over ten years. That should tell you a lot. With our most recent company, we knew we had a lot of competition in the industry, and it was very important for us to increase our brand presence. The Alecan team helped bring our vision together, helped get our name out there before and after our grand opening through digital marketing, and they continue to work hard to keep our branding going strong. I look forward to continuing to work with Alecan for many years to come.”

Rafi H., Mix & Match Burger Co-Founder