What's the difference: 薦め vs 勧め

Does anyone know of a usage difference between these two if any? Like 見る vs 観る and 聞く vs 聴く have clear usage differences. How about these two? Prior to studying recommend here, I had never seen 勧め but commonly saw 薦め when used by restaurants. So I’m thinking that one might be for food or things.

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I’m pretty sure I’ve mostly only seen おすすめ…

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お勧め has the nuance of “I recommend this thing because it’s what I do and we can do it together”
A related kanji compound would be 勧誘

お薦め has the nuance of “I recommend this as a good option to choose”
A related kanji compound would be 推薦.

So you can see why it would be a little odd for a restaurant to use お勧め, but your friend could use it to recommend making some kind of food. (If they really like to use kanji).

Source and more info
https://kotobano.jp/archives/1107

And yeah, おすすめ and おススメ are probably the most common in my experience, at least if you’re sending messages casually.

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Got it. Thanks.