Restaurant Marketing Ideas for July

Restaurant Marketing Ideas for July

Summer is finally here, and restaurant owners and operators are gearing up to help family and friends savor the season.  Independence Day will see party and picnic deals, of course, but the month of July offers many more restaurant marketing opportunities.

For food releated marketing, July is National Blueberries Month, National Grilling Month, National Horseradish Month, National Hot Dog Month and National Ice Cream Month.

Beyond food, July is also National Cell Phone Courtesy Month, National Make a Difference to Children Month and National Recreation and Parks Month.

Culinarians and junk food junkies will be pleased to know there are days set aside just for them.  In addition, restaurateurs have a wide selection of special food days to choose from for menu marketing: barbecued spareribs, beans, caviar, cheesecake, chili dogs, corn fritters, fried chicken, gummi worms, hot dogs, ice cream, lasagna, lollipops, macaroni, milk chocolate, peach ice cream, pecan pie, raspberry cake, strawberry sundae, sugar cookies, tapioca pudding and vanilla ice cream.

Fast food operators even have a special day to look forward to with Drive-Thru Day.

Other days of the month lend themselves to unique and even silly opportunites for in-store and social media promotions.  Music lovers have National Country Music Day and Barbershop Music Appreciation Day to look forward to.  Social media savvy operators might run photo contests for National Hillbilly Day, Parent’s Day, Teddy Bear Picnic Day and Bikini Day.  And who wouldn’t want to pucker up for a discount on International Kissing Day?

There are many marketing opportunities to look forward to.  Specific dates are below.

1 – Second Half of the Year Day
3 – Eat Beans Day
3 – Stay Out of the Sun Day
4 – Independence Day
4 – Sidewalk Egg Frying Day
4 – National Barbecued Spareribs Day
4 – National Country Music Day
4 – National Hillbilly Day
4 – National Fence Painting Day
5 – Bikini Day
5 – Workaholics Day
6 – International Kissing Day
6 – National Fried Chicken Day
7 – Chocolate Day
7 – Tell the Truth Day
7 – Build a Scarecrow Day
7 – National Macaroni Day
7 – National Strawberry Sundae Day
8 – Video Games Day
8 – National Milk Chocolate with Almonds Day
9 – Sugar Cookie Day
10 – Teddy Bear Picnic Day
11 – Cheer Up the Lonely Day
12 – Different Colored Eyes Day
12 – Pecan Pie Day
13 – Barbershop Music Appreciation Day
13 – International Joke Day
13 – Embrace Your Geekness Day
14 – Pandemonium Day
15 – Gummi Worm Day
15 – Get Out of the Doghouse Day
15 – Tapioca Pudding Day
16 – Corn Fritters Day
17 – Peach Ice Cream Day
18 – Caviar Day
19 – Raspberry Cake Day
20 – Lollipop Day
20 – Ugly Truck Day
20 – Moon Day
21 – National Ice Cream Day
21 – Junk Food Day
22 – Hammock Day
23 – Hot Dog Day
23 – Vanilla Ice Cream Day
24 – Drive-Thru Day
24 – Cousins Day
25 – Chili Dog Day
25 – Culinarians Day
26 – Aunt and Uncle Day
27 – Milk Chocolate Day
28 – Parent’s Day
29 – National Lasagna Day
30 – International Friendship Day
30 – Father-in-Law Day
30 – National Cheesecake Day

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