Restaurant Promotion Ideas | The Best 60 to Increase Restaurant Sales

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This PDF contains, not only the list of 60 restaurant promotions, but the 22 which you can automate or semi-automate yourself with readily available internet based tools.

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Restaurant Promotion Ideas can dramatically increase your restaurant sales.

Category 1 | Simple and Free Internet Assets Most Restaurant Owners Don’t Know

This one is HUGE for a restaurant. A few things here to note. You will show up top right of local restaurant searches for your name very easily with a completed Google Business Profile. You can also update it so YOUR chosen online ordering platform is showcased vs. having all your traffic dumped off automatically to the big high cost online ordering and delivery platforms.

For help on how to do this:

https://support.google.com/business/answer/10514137?hl=en

This one is much less important than a Google Business Profile, but worth it for full internet coverage for a restaurant.

A few things here to note. You will show up top right of local restaurant searches for your name very easily with a completed Google Business Profile.

You can also update it so YOUR chosen online ordering platform is showcased vs. having all your traffic dumped off automatically to the big high cost online ordering and delivery platforms.

For help on how to do this:

https://www.bingplaces.com/

46% of all restaurant searches on Google are local. 86% of those are going to call or visit the searched for restaurant withing 24 hours (if searched from mobile). 

Need to increase restaurant sales?

This is a Great starting point, get listed on these restaurant friendly apps asap. They are all free

Yelp
Zomato
Foursquare
Zagat
TripAdvisor

These days it seems almost everyone looking for a restaurant jump onto their mobile phone and search for local restaurants from a number of sources. Google, Bing, Yelp, TripAdvisor, Zomato, and FACEBOOK!

A Facebook page for your restaurant is almost a MUST have in todays market place.

You can show you location, opening hours, menu, pictures updates and more.

It is like a FREE marketing tool.

https://www.facebook.com/business/help/473994396650734

 

A website is your first impression. It does not need to be huge or complicated. A few pages can give you the portal to control your own story on the internet instead of being at the mercy of Yelp etc.

Websites improve customer loyalty as they can be easily bookmarked to come back to.

Your website coupled with an email marketing list can help you keep guests informed and coming back over and over.

 

  • 42% of customers say the ability to order online would make them choose a restaurant according to the National Restaurant Association.
  • An online ordering system will Increase Restaurant Sales
  • Online ordering systems improve your in-store experience and reduce staffing costs by freeing up staff from taking telephone orders
  • An online ordering system can help make your marketing efforts perform better
  • Your own online ordering system allows you to collect and control the data for marketing
  • Online ordering Systems SAVE money

Category 2 | 22 Restaurant Promotion Ideas You Can Automate

  1. Email marketing

  2. Text/SMS messaging

  3. Happy hour

  4. Takeout happy hour

  5. Delivery happy hour

  6. Order Percentage discount

  7. Menu Item discount

  8. Order total discount

  9. Online Ordering Upselling with Modifiers

  10. Late night menu

  11. BOGO (buy one get one) menu items

  12. Limited time dine-in takeout or delivery offers

  13. Kids eat free

  14. Offer a freebie

  15. Personalized discount based on order history

  16. Limited run menu item

  17. Premium bottomless brunch for mothers day

  18. Bottomless item offer for limited hours

  19. Grill it yourself packages for summer BBQ season

  20. Buy-One-Give One donation

  21. Free exclusive Christmas gift

  22. Referral program

  23. Free birthday item (time limited redemption)

  24. Loyalty Program

Category 3 | 14 In-Restaurant Ideas

  1. Facebook check in free item

  2. Live Music

  3. DJ in house

  4. Loyalty card restaurant promotion

  5. Fishbowl Draw for Free Dinner/Lunch

  6. Restaurant Promotion Ideas Favorite: Flip a coin for a free meal or menu item

  7. Get customers to say secret or hilarious words out loud for a freebie or discount

  8. Steal competitors’ loyal customers

  9. Selfie station

  10. Spin the wheel night

  11. Loss leader discount night

  12. Omakase (Chefs choice) night

  13. Spot prizes for tagging you online

  14. Coupon for next visit (digital or paper)

Category 4 | 14 Random Restaurant Promotion Ideas

  1. Hijack data from expensive 3rd party delivery apps

  2. Ask for reviews

  3. Facebook organic posts

  4. Facebook special offers

  5. Facebook ads

  6. Google ads

  7. Bing ads

  8. Office takeout/delivery lunch

  9. Family size take out meal

  10. Take and Bake Offerings

  11. Local website SEO (search engine optimization)

  12. Secret menu or menu items

  13. Huge and expensive sounding item give away

  14. Surprise a Small Business in Your Community

  15. Visit small businesses in your community with discount promotions

  16. Offer samples outside your restaurant and around town

  17. Premium bottomless brunch for mothers day

  18. Grill it yourself packages for summer BBQ season

  19. Prix fixe menu

  20. Referral program

  21. Show off your staff

  22. Influencer Marketing

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