Here comes February, bringing with it the anticipation for the upcoming Valentine’s Day! Such a fantastic day for everyone who’s in love and wants to celebrate this emotion, and hence, a particularly good day for your restaurant too! It’s one of those days when almost every restaurant will have a huge rush; and to make the most of it, it’s important you all need to be prepared to meet the demands and high expectations of your customers.
Here, we have a list of Dos and Don’ts that you might want to consider to be completely prepared to welcome love birds and make them feel Loved all over again!
1) Make Use of Your Social Media
Valentine’s is just few days ahead of us now, and it’s time you start advertising your restaurant on social media if you haven’t done so yet. Listing out all your V-Day specials. Best way to do that is by posting irresistible images of food, specially crafted for this special day! A picture of a wonderfully done cheesecake or a delicious plate of pasta on your Instagram or Facebook with appropriate hashtags is bound to do absolute wonders for your place. Let your photos talk and bring in many customers.
2) The Ambience Should Stay True to True Love
The ambience is always of the utmost important and its significance increases tenfold when it’s 14th February! This day expects you to add a romance to the air. Candles, vases of red, white, and pink flowers, fairy lights, doilies that hold ‘reserved’ cards are the least you can do for your tables. Decorate, keeping in mind the concept of your place. If yours is a full-service restaurant, flowers like roses will look beautiful; if you own a fast food restaurant, then heart-shaped balloons in red might be a better choice. Music , lights and incredibly good food would make the evening perfect. If you want to add an edge, go for live acoustic music.
Disclaimer: Give each table enough space and privacy. Don’t try to be nosy and keep bugging them. All the effort you put in the ambiance will go to zero if you keep that.
3) Offer Valentines-Themed Offers
Now since the Food and ambiance are checked, it’s the perfect opportunity for you to ensure they click on that ‘Reserve a Table’ button! Giving out promotional coupons and/or discounts is a sure-shot way to attract customers.With Petpooja, you can directly add offers to your restaurant with a predefined list. No need to make extra efforts while giving offers.
You could also go an extra mile by offering promotions that go with the theme of this day. An ingenue and easy way to promote could be organising a special event in your restaurant – and doesn’t wine tasting sound just perfect? A few glasses of wine can promise nothing but fun on a love-filled day like this.
Don’t you feel the love in your restaurant already???
This could all go into vein if the don’ts aren’t kept in mind. Have a look.
1) A Big ‘No’ to Going Overboard with Decorations
We have already talked about the significant role of an ambience on this special day, but, upping a notch shouldn’t mean going overboard with the decorations. Also, bringing out the same decorations from the previous holidays and recycling them till your repeat customers get a reason to never visit you on another holiday, just needs to stop. We know you want to give your customers the best experience and make them feel loved, but you also need to stay classy and make them feel luxurious.So keep your decor minimalistic and see what goes with your interiors. Well if you want cheap interior decor ideas, https://www.petpooja.com/diy-9-restaurant-renovation-tips-budget/
2) Take a chill on Chocolates this Valentine’s
We understand when you say, “who doesn’t love chocolates!?” And of course, Valentine’s is a day that embraces the concept of taking in mouthfuls of cocoa and sugar, all day long! But, after so many years of receiving chocolate boxes and chocolate cakes, having to see the same cakes, chocolates, in restaurants is just too much to handle. How about, this Valentine’s Day, give some other ingredients a good shot at making some absolutely delicious desserts? Add a little spice with strawberries and chilli, or if you want to. Keep it safe, apple and cinnamon? Even cheesecakes should be a big hit on this day. And If you want to be funky, go for shots! What better way to celebrate than getting a happy buzz.. Try to bid farewell to chocolate from most dishes, and have some interesting options on your Valentine’s menu this year!
You can make Valentine’s Day memorable for both you as well as your customers, if only you plan carefully, taking everything into consideration. It’s an opportunity to make sure your guests never fall short of reasons to come back to your restaurant for a hearty meal and spend a grand time with the people they love.
At Petpooja, a comprehensive restaurant management platform, we work with eateries to help them run ideas on how they can put their best foot forward – every single day, and especially on occasions like this. If you too wish to do the same, we’re happy to help! Just give us a call at 7046223344, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Waiting to hear from you about how your restaurant did this Valentine’s Day!