‘Tis the season for New Year’s resolutions. The fun kind! Here are a few ways your customers may resolve to add a dash of culinary adventure to their lives in 2023—and how you can use the opportunity to bring in business!
1: Customer Resolution: Tasty Traditions
Start a Sunday dine-out tradition with family. Plan a weekly date night, or start a monthly restaurant club with friends!
Restaurant Strategy: Offer special weekly or monthly discounts or menus. Think 20% off Wednesdays or prime rib Saturdays.
2: Customer Resolution: Eat Your Veggies
Make the new year a healthy one by eating more fruits and veggies, even when you dine out!
Restaurant Strategy: Add a vegan or vegetarian special to your menu every week or month. It could be an appetizer, entree, dessert, or even a fresh juice for brunch.
3: Customer Resolution: Dine With the Stars
Visit restaurants that have been featured in movies or on TV. Or, check out restaurants frequented or owned by your favorite celebs.
Restaurant Strategy: Make sure customers know that your restaurant has star power. Post pics and updates on social media. Even better, get creative and name menu items or specials after shows or stars. Get inspired by these celeb-inspired eateries.
4: Customer Resolution: Culinary World Tour
Try a new cuisine every week or month. French. Italian. Greek. Ethiopian. The world’s your grilled oyster.
Restaurant Strategy: Does your city have an Italian or international food festival? Make sure your Neapolitan cafe has a booth. If your menu’s more eclectic, add special dishes or drinks that feature a new country every month.
5: Customer Resolution: Be a Top Chef
Take your home cooking up a notch by exploring new recipes and learning from the experts.
Restaurant Strategy: Host cooking classes at your restaurant or catering company to help patrons improve their culinary skills. After class, entice them to stay for a drink or bite with student dining discounts.
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6: Customer Resolution: Dine Adventurously
Dine at a pop-up restaurant, speakeasy, or explore another unique restaurant experience.
Restaurant Strategy: Create a pop-up version of your restaurant with a one-of-a-kind theme from the setting and decor, to the menu. Embrace the season or your locale whether it’s a seaside escape or a winter wonderland.
Start Planning! Don’t Forget the Podium
Get ready for the New Year by making a list of the strategies that suit your business. Then schedule relevant events and menus on your restaurant or catering calendar. Next, build up anticipation by posting your plans on social media sites, and including them in customer emails or texts. Last but not least… Tempt visitors and passersby with your host podium!
Our Team Hostess Stand offers a variety of custom and standard restaurant podium features that will help you refresh your brand, get the word out, and pack the house!
- Stylish interchangeable panels to suit every decor and theme
- 600+ stylish laminate options, from rustic to modern
- Ability to add custom signs, branding and artwork to advertise menus and events
- Custom LED lighting options to spotlight special messages at night
Resolved to design your new podium and make 2023 the best year yet? Give us a call at (866) 958-6972.