The holiday season is here. People aren’t just loosening their belts when it comes down to eating, but also their wallets. It is the perfect time for restaurants to capitalize as the spot for customers to celebrate. Planning is the difference between the holidays being a lost opportunity versus one filled with happy customers, more referrals, and increased revenues. Read on for a few ideas on how to prepare your restaurant for the holidays!
Gift Cards Galore
Allow all your customers to give the gift of your eatery during the holidays. Gift cards are a commonly requested gift item during the holidays, and restaurant gift cards lead the pack in this regard. Recipients love the convenience of gift cards and the flexibility to purchase what they want from a menu. Gift cards are also quite affordable and easy choices to incorporate into your restaurant. They can be tracked easily through your point of sale system to see just how much they impact your holiday sales.
People do not just want to eat Christmas-themed food, they want to experience the season. Plan for every significant holiday season. Set a date to transition into the season. Some of your employees may love decorating, so allow their creativity to shine. Make it an off-hours activity, and encourage their kids or family to help. You can even allow customers or kids to hang decorations on your Christmas tree or around your dining room.
The holidays are an excellent time to bring in a special menu. Think of just how you can integrate some holiday touch into your standard fare. Maybe temporarily add hot cocoa to the menu for the month of December!
If your eatery has slow foot traffic around the holidays, you might want to consider expanding your catering services. Why not bring your restaurant, food, and services to the customer? As a quick service or a fine dining restaurant, catering can be used for both holiday parties and the formal family dinner for the holidays. H.C. Walterhoefer has all of the catering supplies you can think of, so come in for a visit to see what we have!
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