We are a small restaurant that serves Chili, Hot Dogs, Sausage, Hamburgers, and Ice Cream. We have over 100 varieties of chili with 8 available hot each week and 30 to 40 available frozen. We have won several awards for our chili. While we obviously specialize in chili our other main theme is that NEARLY EVERYTHING on our menu is made fresh from scratch. We make all our own original recipe hot dogs, sausage, cornbread, sauerkraut, onion rings, condiments (9 types of mustard, 5 types of ketchup, relish, pickles, cole slaw, bbq sauce, 3 types of hot sauces), salad dressings (including our fantastic Caesar salad) and, all our own ice cream and sorbet.
While most chili places have a "western" theme and are barely one step above a carnival atmosphere, we have purposely avoided any of that nonsense as we are putting forth a classier image. Our main theme is this: 5 Star Comfort Food. We have an art deco theme to our restaurant and feel that best suits are classic and eclectic American cuisine.
Our restaurant accurately reflects our image, however, our existing website (http://www.chiliaddiction.com) does not. That's where YOU come in, ;)
Right now we use our website as a marketing tool for clients to find out about us, examine our menu, read reviews about us, read news items about us, learn about our daily chili varieties and what is available in our frozen private reserve. We hit a wide range of age groups ranging from 10 year olds who love our hot dogs to 80 year olds who love everything. We tend to attract more affluent customers as our classy image and 5 star food comes at a price which those with less discriminating palates can't justify.
Rather than overwhelm you with demands let me just list a few items that are important:
1) NOTHING WESTERN...no cowboy hats, lassos, or words such as "fixin's" or "yee-hah"
2) Classic designs and Art Deco are good
3) Our main color is fire engine red and we have a "wave" we've introduced into our design also. Look at the "business card.jpg" file I've attached. That is a great representation of our "look"
4) We highly stress Award Winning, 5 Star Comfort Food, and HOMEMADE
5) We have profiles on Facebook, Twitter, 4square, and Yelp. We need the website to include links to those profiles
Other than this, let your imaginations run free.
We're looking for a homepage design with base elements we can use on our other pages. I believe the material I filled in above should provide everything else you need to design this page.
I don't like the design, so, don't read anything into it. We put this up many years ago when we first started and needed SOMETHING to have on the web. I've included a number of picture files for you, but, there are better pictures of our restaurant on our yelp and facebook profiles.