The restaurant business is a tricky business and more often the right marketing can bring you in a million bucks. Here in this blog, I would share some fun restaurant promotion ideas that you can begin using immediately and grow your customer base.
Here we go with the top 6 fun restaurant promotion ideas that you can use online and offline with some amazing examples:
1. Tweet like a Pro
Twitter can be your platform to create an image of a fun and innovative restaurant. Your engaging tweets can get people attracted towards your restaurant.
There is plenty of inspiration on Twitter on how you can be super creative with your Twitter promotion. Have a look at McDonald’s Twitter account and you would see how they organize events and post interesting videos to introduce new menu items.
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2. Go Insta Crazy
If you aren’t promoting your restaurant on Instagram, are you even promoting?
The reason I’m stressing on using Instagram for your restaurant promotion is because Instagram is a great platform to let out the word. You can create fun food pictures, videos of your chef preparing food, restaurant events.
Using local hashtags will help you reach local audience and attract customers faster. Also, don’t forget to add your restaurant location to every post.
3. Ask for Reviews and Get on Top of Google
Google is the first place people look for restaurant suggestions. Especially, if you’re located in a tourist area, you will have almost all the tourists exploring restaurants on Google.
So, first and foremost, you should register your business on Google. Secondly, you should fill out your information, add pictures, and add your menu. Thirdly, begin asking for reviews from your customers by email, text messages, etc..
You can do fun activities like small games or giveaways to get honest reviews on Google. Good reviews will make sure that in the long-term you have regular walk-in customers.
4. Create Delicious Videos/Social Media Stories
Your amazing food videos can really bring out the essence of your recipe and make your dishes more tempting to your customers.
You can simply create small videos and post them as stories on your Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat. This way you can use hashtags and location to reach a bigger audience. You can also add polls, questions to your Instagram stories and make them more engaging.
5. Organize Fun Events and Surprise them with Giveways
The most fun way to promote your restaurant would be to organize enjoyable events like karaoke, live music, and theme parties.
If you can take an extra step, then you should add some innovative menu items for the special night and give out small gifts and presents. Don’t forget to create a beautiful photo booth so people are willing to take pictures and tag you on social media.
6. Target Audience Tweeting on Popular Food Hashtags
Do you want to engage with people with similar food interest as your restaurant? For examples, thousands of people tweeted on National Bacon Day and if your restaurant serves bacon, then these are people you should be engaging with.
If you type #nationalbaconday on Twitter, you will get all the tweets and you would have to specifically look for accounts and follow them. If you search for people on Twitter, you get 0 results.
What are your Fun Restaurant Promotion Ideas?
These are some of my tips on promoting your restaurant and running it smartly. I would love to hear your tips on how you keep your customers coming back and what makes your restaurant special. Share your views in the comments below.