Maximize your Return for the Holidays
It’s that time of year again! The holiday season is upon us and it’s time for restaurant and bar owners to get ready for the increased holiday demand. Whether you’re planning a special seasonal menu or simply want to make sure your business is prepared for an influx of customers, we have some tips to help maximize your return this season.
Seasonal Menu Ideas
Let’s talk about menus. Evergreen knows a thing or two about menus so here are our two cents.
Whether you’re using a print menu or digital menu, the holiday season is a great time to introduce creative seasonal menu options for your restaurant or bar. Think about holiday classics like eggnog, gingerbread, mulled wine, and more! Not only will this help bring in customers looking for something festive, but it could also lead to increased sales, as well. With Evergreen’s digital menu feature your customers will be able to easily view your updated menu items.
Deck The Halls
Don’t forget about the decorations! Nothing sets the mood for a festive holiday season quite like holiday lights and garlands. Hang up some tinsel, bows, ornaments, and other decorations throughout your restaurant or bar to create an inviting atmosphere that will bring in customers. You can even create special themed cocktails around these decorations to generate more buzz!
Stay On Top Of Inventory
The holiday season is ripe for increased demand, so make sure you are effectively managing your inventory. Start by stocking up on all the evergreen products your bar or restaurant needs to stay ahead of the curve! Make sure you have enough alcohol, mixers, and snacks to meet an influx in demand.
Double check there’s enough food to handle the holiday rush and that it is properly stored at all times. This will help ensure that customers are able to order quickly and efficiently, resulting in maximum returns this holiday season.
Repeat after me, we will make sure that we have enough supplies and ingredients on hand for any special menu items or drinks we might be serving up.
Well Prepared and Trained Staff
A well-trained and organized staff is key to ensuring that the holiday season goes smoothly. Make sure your team is up to speed on any menu changes or special promotions you’re running and create clear guidelines for how customers should be treated, as their satisfaction is of the upmost importance. Overall, a well trained staff helps to ensure your restaurant or bar runs like clockwork during this busy time.
Reward Loyal Customers
The holiday season is a great time to reward your loyal customers and show them how much you value their business. Consider offering discounts or promotions, special dinners, or even just sending out gift cards to those who frequent your restaurant or bar.
You can reach these customers through your social media channels by offering exclusive discounts or promotions only available to them. Statistics show that customers who feel appreciated are more likely to come back again and again, so don’t forget to show it to them!
Online Marketing has the ability to reach more customers than ever before. Maximize your return this holiday season by utilizing online marketing in order to draw in new customers, as well as remind existing ones about special promotions or discounts you might be offering during the holiday season.
This is the time to get creative with marketing your business. Put out flyers, create a social media campaign, or just make sure you’re advertising the holiday specials that you’ll be offering. Let your customers know you’re ready to handle their holiday needs by creating special offers and discounts. Consider offering a free drink with dinner or offering discounts on food items if bought in bulk.
Social Media and Advertising Strategies
Do you have your social media tools handy? Social media is a powerful tool for restaurants and bars looking to gain a larger following and reach more customers. During the holiday season, you can post fun content featuring seasonal menu items, decor, and other festive experiences customers can look forward to.
Targeted ads are also an effective way of reaching potential new customers in your local area. This can include discounts on specific menu items or happy hour deals!
Whatever it takes – spread the word!
Ready, set, Maximize Your Return! With these tips, you’ll be ready to tackle the holidays and make sure your restaurant or bar is optimized for maximum returns this season. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and start maximizing your return!
Good luck, and happy holidays from us at Maximize Your Return! 🎅🏻 🎄 🥂 🍾 🤩👏🏼 👍🏼 😁😃✨ ✨✨✨✨