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Papa Gino and D’Angelo Rewards

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This is it folks! Papa Gino’s pizzeria and D’Angelo’s sandwich shop have teamed up to make “the greatest rewards program of all time.” Loyalogy will let you be the judge of that claim, but the program does seem to be a good deal for the pizza and sandwich crowd.

Members of the rewards program (it is so far nameless) will receive 1 point for every dollar spent at any participating Papa Gino’s or D’Angelo location. Members receive a $5 reward for every 50 points, which is redeemable at any participating location. Members of the rewards program will also receive discounts and promotions throughout the year. The website implies that these special promotions change throughout the year, but it did provide the following example of the type of reward that members might expect:

From time to time, we may provide special rewards upon registration. As an example, if you registered your card before February 1, 2010 a free Papa Gino’s small cheese pizza and a free D’Angelo small sandwich, were loaded onto your card. These special rewards will have expiration dates and limitations that will be communicated in your confirmation email.

While some competing restaurants may balk at the idea of this being a world beater in terms of loyalty programs, members will certainly enjoy the rewards they will receive from Papa Gino’s and D’Angelo. For more information, visit the website.

Crave Loyalty Program












Crave is group of restaurants in the Midwest and Florida that is making an impression as the spot for upscale cuisine using regionally procured ingredients. To secure their place in a competitive market, Crave has recently rolled out their own loyalty program. The Crave Loyalty program promises customers a variety of rewards for dining at any of Crave’s locations:

  • For every $150 spent at our restaurants, you will receive a $10 Reward that may be used during any future dining experience at CRAVE. Additional Rewards will be offered for multiple monthly visits, birthdays/anniversaries, etc.

  • New Loyalty Card members will receive an addition $10 Reward just for unlocking their card by providing their name and email address in the form below. Doing this will allow CRAVE to send you additional Loyalty Rewards and exclusive offers

  • FREE APPETIZER- Visit CRAVE 5 times in a month and receive your next appetizer FREE

  • FREE BIRTHDAY DESSERT- Visit CRAVE during your birthday month and receive a free dessert.

  • 10% ANNIVERSARY DISCOUNT- Visit CRAVE during the month of your anniversary and receive 10% off of your guest check

The Crave Loyalty program also makes smart use of members’ dining habits to improve their rewards program. As members dine at Crave, the program will track what customers typically order and will generate personalized rewards accordingly. To sign up for the Crave Loyalty program, customers must visit any Crave location (online signup is currently unavailable). For more information, visit the Crave Loyalty program website.

Kings Family Restaurant Rewards












Kings Family Restaurant has been serving diners in the Keystone State for over 40 years, and the restaurant chain prides itself on serving old fashioned cooking to hungry Pennsylvanians. It is with this in mind that Kings Family Restaurant rolled out its Kings Reward program. By signing up for the Kings Reward program, members can look forward to the following benefits, as outlined by the Kings Family Restaurant website:

  • You receive one point for every dollar spent.

  • At 130 points, you will get five “Kings Dollars.” These may be used for any food or beverage purchases.

  • Members who are registered can “opt in” for promotions. All you need to be eligible is a valid email address. You could get additional promotions and rewards sent by email. Kings does not share your personal Kings Rewards information.

  • If you do not have a Kings Rewards card, stop in to any Kings and pick up a card.

This writer is surprised that Kings decided to let customers opt-in for email promotions as opposed to making it a standard part of the program, but perhaps this is reflective of Kings’ commitment towards ensuring customer privacy. Either way, the Kings Reward program looks like a promising deal for hungry steelmen and quakers alike. For more information, visit the Kings Rewards website.

Farrelli’s Fire Club

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Given how ubiquitous pizza restaurants are, it is imperative that smaller restaurants set themselves apart with both their food and their loyalty program. Farrelli’s Pizza, a Washington based chain of pizza restaurants, hopes that its Fire Club loyalty program will give its customers one more reason to come back around for more of their signature wood fire pizza.

Members of the Fire Club will enjoy exclusive benefits and discounts just for showing up  and eating at a Farrelli’s restaurant. Members will receive a $10 gift certificate for signing up for the Fire Club, as well as additional discounts on their birthday and on their anniversary of signing up for the Fire Club. Fire Club members will also receive a $10 gift card for every $200 spent, as well as exclusive email offers throughout the year.

Fans of wood fire pizza would be wise to take advantage of Farrelli’s Fire Club. For more information, visit the Farrelli’s Fire Club website.

La Tasca Viva! News and Rewards

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Spanish cuisine enthusiasts in the Mid-Atlantic may be most familiar with La Tasca for their sangria (which you can snag a coupon for here, so don’t say we never did anything for you), but regulars at La Tasca can take advantage of their Viva! News & Rewards program.

The Viva! News & Rewards program offers members a double dose of rewards. Upon enrolling in the Viva! program, customers will receive a 25% discount on their next visit to Tasca. Members will also receive a 10% discount for every subsequent visit to Tasca, as well as a monthly newsletter which outlines rewards and special events. In addition to the running discount that members receive, members also receive one point for every dollar they spend at Tasca. Members of the Viva! program can redeem their points for a range of rewards, some of which get pretty swanky at the higher end of the scale:

At 100 Reward Points

  • Enjoy a Pitcher of Sangria for 1/2 Price*

  • Receive a Dessert Sampler Platter for Your Table

At 150 Reward Points

  • Park for Free When You Dine with Us (Up to $15 Value)

  • Catch a Movie with Two Free Movie Tickets to any Regal Cinemas

At 200 Reward Points

  • Collect a $25 Gift Card to La Tasca for Future Use

  • Enjoy a Bottle of Spanish Wine Priced $40 or Less*

At 250 Reward Points

  • Feast on a Paell for Two of Your Choice

  • Toast Your Dinner with a Bottle of Penalbe Lopez Cava Champagne*

At 500 Reward Points

  • Enjoy our Dinner and a Movie Menu for Two Along with a Pitcher of Sangria*

  • Collect a $60 Gift Card to La Tasca for Future Use

At 750 Reward Points

  • Visit the Spy Museum with 6 Guests

  • Enjoy a Chef’s Dinner for Four Guests

At 1000 Reward Points

  • Celebrate with a Happy Hour for 10 Guests*

  • Select Two Free Tickets to any Entertainment Event

At 2000 Reward Points

  • Host a Sangria-Making Class for 15 Guests*

  • Relax with a Spa Getaway with a $200 Gift Certificate

At 2500 Reward Points

  • Escape with a Weekend Getaway at a Dupont Circle Hotel

At 5000 Reward Points

  • Enjoy a Private All-Inclusive Party and Flamenco Show for 15 Guests

At 7500 Reward Points

  • Discover A Local Virginia Winery With A Weekend Get-Away

At 10,000 Reward Points

  • Indulge Yourself With A $500 Gift Card For Tiffany & Company

At 20,000 Reward Points

  • Travel To Spain With A Four Night, Five Day Trip to Barcelona For Two

Considering the variety of perks that members of the Viva! News & Rewards program receive, diners would be wise to take advantage of such an offer. For more information, visit the La Tasca website.

Red Robin Royalty

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Red Robin has thrown down the gauntlet in the burger world by declaring free burgers a fundamental human right. To back up their claim, Red Robin has rolled out Red Robin Royalty, a loyalty program that aims to please the burger enthusiasts of the world.

Red Robin customers can expect an assortment of “rewards for the people” when they sign up for the Red Robin Royalty program. Customers who visit any participating Red Robin location five times in the first five weeks after becoming “royalty” (with a visit defined as “a purchase including a burger, entree, full-sized salad or sandwich”) will receive a $20 gift card for their sixth visit. The rewards don’t stop after the first five visits— every tenth item is free for Red Robin Royalty members (again, items are defined as burgers, entrees, full-sized salads, and sandwiches). Royalty members can also look forward to a free burger for their birthday, as well as exclusive offers and discounts throughout the year.

With so many opportunities to get free burgers, it’s no wonder that Red Robin has declared “burgers for all!” For more information about the Red Robin Royalty program (or if you just want to see Rosie the Riveter showing her support for discounted burgers) check out the Red Robin Royalty website.

My Loyal Family Rewards












Washington D.C. may be getting some bad press for the lack of cooperation on Capitol Hill, but the My Loyal Family rewards program is proof that the local restaurateurs are working together inside the beltway. My Loyal Family is a rewards program that works with restaurants in the Washington, D.C. metro area, similar to how the Ox & Pen program promotes local businesses in Chicago, which Loyalogy covered here. Members of the My Loyal Family program receive points for eating at certain restaurants, and then they may redeem those points as they choose.

By becoming a member of the My Loyal Family rewards program, members will be able to earn and redeem points at eight local restaurants: The All American Steakhouse, Cibo Matto, Taylor Gourmet/Steak and Ice, Eggspectation, La Tasca, Mad Fox Brewing Company, Ping Pong, and Pound the Hill. The rewards vary from location to location, but members generally receive one point for every dollar spent at each restaurant.

The nature of the rewards varies substantially. For example, at the Mad Fox Brewing Company, My Loyal Family describes the rewards as follows:

JOIN AND RECEIVE TWO FREE ROOT BEER DRAFTS AT YOUR NEXT VISIT!

When your registration is complete you will receive a welcome email with a 25% off voucher to use on your next visit. All members receive 20% off all Mad Fox merchandise!

EARN POINTS: You will earn one point for every dollar you spend.

REDEEM REWARDS: You can redeem points for any number of exciting rewards including free Mad Fox merchandise, food, and a dinner for four!

Please note that you will need a smartphone or tablet to redeem your rewards at the restaurant.

Details regarding what kind of rewards customers may receive at Mad Fox are somewhat limited, even on the company’s website. Across town, however, at La Tasca, the rewards are elaborate and well spelled out (so much so that they have their own posting here). It seems that loyalty programs that coordinate between several restaurants in an area risk becoming confusing since each restaurant will inevitably do its own thing. Nevertheless, My Loyal Family rewards appears to be a great deal for avid diners in the Washington, D.C. area. For more information about the My Loyal Family program, visit their website.

 

Brio Tuscan Grille MyBRIO Rewards












Brio Tuscan Grille has decided to put their own spin on restaurant rewards programs with their MyBRIO Loyalty Program. While most loyalty programs opt for a standard points for purchases model, Brio Tuscan Grille has done away with points and instead offers its customers its own “surprise and delight” model.

Members of the MyBRIO Loyalty Program will “receive discounts on certain menu items, rewards for To-Go [sic] and online ordering, new menu previews and other surprises throughout the year,” as well as the following perks, as noted on the website:

  • A complimentary appetizer which will be loaded on your card.

  • A special birthday Reward [sic] which will be loaded on your card in your birthday month.

  • Emails with exclusive offers, information about new items, recipes, cooking tips, new restaurant openings and local event invitations.

Members have access to their account via the Brio Tuscan Grille website, and can use the “My Account” link to keep track of their rewards. Members may also use the MyBRIO Rewards app to keep track of and redeem their rewards. This “surprise and delight” method of rewarding customers may bewilder some who are accustomed to a points based program, but Brio Tuscan Grille seems confident that their rewards program will keep their customers coming back for more. For more information, visit the MyBRIO Loyalty Program website.

Hurricane Grill & Wings Flavor Rewards

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Hurricane Grill & Wings may be best known for its wings and variety of sauces, but the Flavor Rewards program gives customers one more thing to rave about. The Flavor Rewards program offers a straightforward way for customers to earn rewards while chowing down on Hurricane’s storm of entrees. According to the Hurricane Grill’s website, members can expect the following benefits upon registering:

  1. Earn one point for every dollar purchased.

  2. Earn double points the first time you use your loyalty card!

  3. Earn double points every Monday!

  4. As you accumulate up to 100 points, they are automatically deducted and a $10 reward is loaded on your loyalty card overnight.

For more information, visit the Hurricane Grill and Wings website.

Hwy 55 Burgers, Shakes & Fries

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Hwy 55 prides itself on its 50’s theme decor and retro menu, but its loyalty program is decidedly modern. Coupled with Hwy 55’s gift card program, which allows customers to give the gift of shakes, burgers, and fries, the Hwy 55 card allows customers to earn loyalty points at any Hwy 55 location.

Customers must visit a Hwy 55 restaurant to receive their Hwy 55 card. In order to register their card, customers need to visit the FiveStars website. Once customers register their card, they are ready to take full advantage of the Hwy 55 loyalty program. According to the Hwy 55 website, members receive:

Program Rewards:

When you sign up online, you will receive a free one-topping Sundae!

Stop in your birthday to receive a free Andy’s Cheeseburger!

Points (Miles) Redemption:

3 = Free Soda/Tea

6 = Free Signature Side, Specialty Drink or Sundae

9 = Free Sandwich

12 = Free Meal (any sandwich, side, and soda/tea or plate with soda/tea)

The company website doesn’t actually state how many points customers earn when they eat at a Hwy 55 restaurant, and given the low number of points needed to redeem rewards, one can assume that Hwy 55 is operating on a model other than the 1 dollar = 1 point system. In addition to the point rewards, members also receive access to promotions that Hwy 55 does throughout the year. For more information, visit the Hwy 55 website.