The holiday season is in full swing. Don’t you feel like it came out of nowhere? Well, don’t worry – you can hop on the holiday train today with these three quick steps.
1. Create a Festive Environment
First things first: turn on the tunes and turn them up! Nothing puts people in a festive mood more than some seasonal sounds. While you’re at it, get out the decorations and spruce up the place. Make your restaurant warm, comforting, and inviting, catering to bustling shoppers, busy workers, and lively families seeking to escape the cold weather and enter a holiday haven.
2. Call Your Suppliers
In order to avoid any mishaps, you’ll want to contact your suppliers and confirm if they’ll be closed or delivering on different days due to time off or holiday business hours. While you have them on the phone, check in to see if they are offering any promotions, discounts, or are interested in co-marketing opportunities. This can help you with planning on-the-fly or weather-timed specials, as well as last minute holiday parties.
3. Shout it From the Rooftops
Get on your social media accounts and let your customers know that you have dates open for events, seasonal menu items they must try, and gift cards available for their office Secret Santa. Pimp out your sidewalk sign and get the word out all around town.
Now off you go – you have work to do!
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Andrea is a Content Marketing Specialist and Editor at TouchBistro where she writes about restaurant and dining trends, restaurant management, and food culture. A self-affirmed food geek, Andrea devours cookbooks and food blogs. She also knows how to make a killer kale salad.More Content by Andrea Victory