Awesome Restaurant Marketing Ideas!

Man Puts 21 Live Scorpions in His Mouth for World Record (video)

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What type of restaurant marketing will it take to get you on the map?  How about putting 21 live scorpions in his mouth for a world record?  Think of all the free marketing you will get should you be number one!

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Halloween Trunk-or-Treat Opportunity

What is trunk-or-treat, why does it matter and how does it relate to restaurant marketing?

Trunk-or-treat events bring Halloween to parking lots where kids go from car to car and get candy. They're popular at schools, churches, in rural areas where homes are far apart, and in places where trick-or-treating isn't safe."

It is a perfect opportunity to connect with the community by hosting a special event. It can include decorations, lighting, free coupons, treats, celebrations, games and even a costume contest,  

Special events like trunk-or-treat are shared word of mouth (in the new world of media, they are shared via Twitter, Facebook, NextDoor.com, etc)

Topics: Restaurant Marketing Holidays

Munchery is Taking Over with Better Restaurant Marketing

The email subject line from Munchery today said "Misoyaki Glazed Salmon". That gets my attention immediately. Take a peek at the bait Munchery used to get an order:
- says Mike

The origins of this dish can be traced back to island culinary mastermind Roy Yamaguchi from the legendary Roy's Asian Fusion Cuisine. A fillet of salmon is glazed with a sweet and savory misoyaki sauce, then it's topped with a traditional Hawaiian tomato vinaigrette for acidity. Quite simply, this fish is melt-in-your-mouth-good. Rice seasoned with furikake flakes and steamed baby bok choy round out this elegant meal.



Munchery has to work a little differently since there is no experience inside a restaurant. To keep you extra confident about your experience, they offer a guarantee right up front. - says Mike

Topics: Restaurant Marketing Email Marketing Competition

Free Online Magazine Subscriptions for Restaurant Professionals

Restaurant Marketing Idea #432 is:  Listen by using "search" on free magazine subscriptions for restaurant professionals and restaurant owners.

Reading online magazines can keep the juices flowing.  Put them in a bookmark on Delicious (or your browser) and once a week 'sharpen your saw' by choosing one of the resources below.

Then input every free restaurant magazine into the search tool.  You could subscribe, but remember that your time is short and isn't your inbox already full? Be selective.  An alternative is to subscribe via an RSS feed. I use Feedly to keep up with specific websites.

Topics: Restaurant Business Restaurant Marketing Free Food Trends Restaurant News

Restaurant Marketing with Fundraising Cards and Peel Cards

Restaurant marketing gurus this information about fundraising programs is for you. How can your restaurant take advantage of this traditional marketing method while also serving the community:

Topics: Fundraising Guerrilla Marketing Restaurant Marketing

20 Strangest Restaurants Around the World

Have you ever been to a strange restaurant where you are so perplexed that even bad service would not keep you from sticking around to see more?

Topics: Guerrilla Marketing Restaurant Marketing Branding Menu Word of Mouth Marketing

International Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day

Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day is celebrated the first Saturday in February and originated in Rochester, NY and created out of sheer winter boredom 50 years ago in the 1960s.  Florence Rappaport, a mom in Rochester, NY. decided it was time to give her kids sometihing to look forward to, other than another day of gray skies and snowfall. So, she created this day with her two young boys. The exact year of the first ICFBD is unrecorded, but it is speculated to be 1966, when a huge blizzard hit Rochester in late January, dumping several feet of snow on Rochester and shutting down schools.  When the siblings grew up, they held parties and introduced the tradition to friends while in college, and the tradition began to spread.

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Crazy Restaurant Marketing Idea: Forget About the Restaurant Menu

How long has your restaurant menu been in place?  How in touch are you? Is your restaurant menu old and tired?  Does it meet the real need of the guests?

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The Five Minute Bite

 

The definition of "The Five Minute Bite".

A bite of food so good, so scrumptious, so amazing that the person taking the bite wants to sit and savor it for at least five minutes.  Not even the next bite from the same plate can interrupt the sheer pleasure of the flavors, texture and smell.

There are occasions when The Five Minute Bite will also cause the person eating to make loud appreciative noises, with big smiles and head nods.

The Five Minute Bite is so wondrous that it will provoke a fearful thought:

I wonder if this will only happen this one time? Will there be more?

Creating The Five Minute Bite can become part of a restaurant marketing plan.

Is it possible to take standard, ordinary food from the restaurant food vendors and create a memorable delight?

If so, people will return, become raving fans and share with the world about their experiences. 

Topics: Restaurant Marketing Restaurant Marketing Ideas Menu Definition

How Restaurants Can Maximize Marketing Efforts

Thousands of potential new customers are out there, hungry for a delicious meal, and here you are, a restaurant owner, hungry for more customers. So, what gives? Why aren’t you packed with people who want to sample your soup of the day or dessert of the week? Well, for starters, you’ll want to take a look at your marketing efforts to begin analyzing how and why you’re falling short of the mark.

Topics: Restaurant Marketing

How to be #1 Pizza Restaurant or chain in your marketplace

Before Thanksgiving, thedailymeal.com asked their readers to vote for their favorite pizza chain, out of a list of 100 throughout the country.  From the smaller guys like Jet’s Pizza and Hungry Howie’s to the big guns like Domino’s and Pizza Hut, just about every pizzeria that would consider itself a chain (even a few with less than 10 locations) made their way into the survey.

Topics: Restaurant Marketing News

Love Restaurant Marketing

Restaurant marketing is absolutely the best, easiest and most rewarding all types of marketing. 

Topics: Restaurant Marketing