With chilly weather here in full swing, fewer people are willing to leave the house. Finding creative, new ways to increase sales during the winter can be tricky. Luckily, there are a few ways you can improve operations at your restaurant during the winter. Instead of worrying about the winter weather, there are a lot of steps that you can take to ensure your eatery is both safe and appealing to customers. Read on to learn more!
Create a Comfortable Outdoor Space
An outdoor patio area creates a unique dining area that customers will enjoy, even during the cold winter months. An outdoor fireplace or a couple of patio heaters and a few blankets can help set the scene of your own wonderland. Elevate the drink menu by adding a few warm beverages like spiked hot chocolate, hot mulled cider, hot spiced tea, and more to help warm all of your outdoor guests. Plus, by keeping outdoor areas comfortable and open during the winter, it will set you apart from the competition with closed terraces or with indoor-only seating.
Use Some Delivery Service
Hiring third-party delivery services could help you reach more customers without the cost and pain of implementing your own. Delivery is usually an excellent option during the winter for any patrons who might not have a vehicle or an easy means of getting to your restaurant. Customers will definitely justify paying a delivery fee due to the cold weather and bad driving conditions on the roads.
Create a Fun Winter Menu
A unique winter menu filled with fun ingredients and winter cocktails will interest your guests. Try adding some warming meals to take the chill off from the trek over to your eater, and feature bowls of gumbo, ramen, or winter soups. Extra points if the meals include some of the best food trends of the year.
Offer Some Take-and-Bake Meals To-Go
Sometimes, customers definitely prefer the privacy of eating in the comfort of their own house. Take-and-Bake meals are partially cooked dishes that customers can order in advance, pick up, and finish baking while at home. Package these meals in paper plastic and foam containers from H.C. Walterhoefer, and you will be set!
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