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Christmas is just around the corner and during this time of the year, restaurants are already usually packed with customers. But with COVID-19 and the government’s restriction on non-essential gatherings, it has become challenging for the restaurant industry to operate in the new normal. Here are 7 ideas to help boost restaurant sales this holiday season.
1. Post or Advertise Online
Encourage customers to order from your restaurant by posting on social media as early as November. Share sumptuous photos from your menu, post about a special holiday dish, and get the word out on your Christmas offers. Let your customers know about your safety protocols, too! Doing this can help raise awareness about your brand and establish a recall so that when the time comes when they need to order delicious treats, your restaurant will be their top of mind.
2. Provide Catering Services
If COVID-19 is keeping customers from going to your restaurant, bring the restaurant experience to them by offering catering services. Since a lot of the celebrations this year are going to be small gatherings at home, make catering packages available to help boost or make up for lost sales at the restaurant, all while keeping everyone safe.
3. Offer Gift Suggestions
Since a lot of people cannot go out to shop for material gifts, it would be wise to offer alternative gift suggestions such as gift cards or restaurant credits. These are practical gift ideas that your patrons can give as presents for their loved ones to use when it’s safe to dine out once again. Plus, it’s cost effective since it doesn’t require a special material, extra labor, or a high-technology system.
4. Add Holiday Exclusives to Your Menu
Another way of encouraging customers to visit or order from your restaurant is by offering something that is not usually available during the regular season. This could be a restaurant specialty with a Christmas twist, a new holiday drink, a dessert inspired by a Christmas tradition, or a gift basket with different holiday-themed items–anything that would make them order, whether at the physical or online store.
5. Reinvent Your Space
If the lack of customers has been affecting your restaurant in recent months, you might want to try offering your space for small gatherings during the holidays. This is great for families who just want a change of scenery or for employees who have been staying in the same contained workplace for months. Just make sure to set clear and strict guidelines to ensure everyone’s safety.
6. Dine or Order for a Cause
Giving back to the community or an organization is another way of encouraging customers to dine or order for a cause. This means that the food they will consume will not only benefit them, but the restaurant industry, and your restaurant’s chosen beneficiary, too!
7. Decorate for the Holidays
Holiday decorations also add to the inviting vibe of a restaurant. Decorate your restaurant to match the holiday spirit, whether it’s by putting up Christmas lights, adding sparkles here and there, or simply using chairs, like the Uratex Mirella/Mandy Chair in red, white, and green.
Aside from its proven durability and the comfort it brings, what’s great about the Uratex Mirella/Mandy Chair is they’re versatile chairs that can be used for other occasions too, like the Lunar New Year or Valentine’s Day celebrations the following year. What’s more, it has customizable color features, an option for a marble design, and can be customized to include a name or logo.
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