Promo Ideas from the Web
The World Wide Web is loaded with blogs giving you restaurant promotion ideas that you can use. Formerly if we needed creative ideas, we had to look through or purchase lots of magazines to see what others were doing. It was really time consuming and some of ideas cannot be used. Reason being you will be labeled a copycat, as the other restaurant in your area is doing the same thing. To me the World Wide Web is the greatest invention to men. You can get billions upon billions of information at your fingertips. Further more some of the ideas are from other part of the world so you can use it without worrying people labeling you a copycat. You can even search for a specific promotional idea that you need. That is why I like to search the web for an idea to my current promotion. Below are some of the ideas that I feel is workable.
Workable Ideas from the Web
# 1. Bounce back Idea
If you have slow months after busy months then this promotional idea is a great idea to fill up the slow months. First prepare vouchers on items that you want to give to your customers to entice them to come back on the slow months. It can be items ranging from discounts to free entrée or desserts. Then put all vouchers in a bowl at the cashier’s counter. Set a target for a customer to spend on a single bill. When he reaches the amount, invite him over to the cashier’s counter or bring the bowl to him. Ask him to pull a voucher to be used when he returns next month. The voucher is only valid for the slow month.
# 2. Frequent Diner Passport
This is a great activity if you have buffet every night and is even better if its set to a theme country, then you can call it “Around the World buffet”. Create a passport or something similar and hand out to potential customers. Everytime the customer eats the buffet, stamp a part of the voucher. Set a target of how many stamps that the customer needs to have for him to get a free dinner. You can call it your “Frequent Diner Program“. To make it even better your staff can be dressed as flight attendants.
# 3. Employee Marketing Challenge
Your staff is your best marketers. With their help you can reach more people. What you need is to challenge them to bring in the people. One way is to create vouchers for them distribute. Create different colour vouchers maybe a hundred each. Hand it to your staff to distribute. Allocate one colour to one staff. Challenge them by saying that the most vouchers that comes back, the winner will receive a prize. This is to ensure your staff hands over the voucher to people who will come and dine. The items on the vouchers can range from discounts to free entree. The choice is yours but make it fun for staff. You can call the vouchers “Privilege Diner” vouchers and can get your staff to sign the vouchers, so as the staff will feel important.
Greatest Invention of Mankind- World Wide Web
So if you are stuck with ideas to promote your ideas or need Restaurant Promo Ideas, don’t crack your head. Just go to Google and let your fingers do the searching for you
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