Restaurant Marketing Ideas for May



Restaurant Marketing Ideas for May

According to the National Restaurant Association, Mother’s Day is the most popular day of the year to dine out.  But your restaurant marketing efforts don’t have to end there.  Savvy restaurant owners and operators know that there are many special days in May that can be used with promotional activities.

Mother’s Day isn’t the only day in May that your restaurant can honor someone special.  There’s also the International Day of Families, Brothers and Sisters Day, Visit Your Relatives Day, International Firefighters Day, International Nurses Day, School Principal’s Day, National School Nurse Day, National Receptionists Day, and National Waiters and Waitresses Day.  And don’t forget Military Spouse Appreciation Day and Memorial Day.  May is also Military Appreciation Month.

The entire month is devoted to food as May is National Asparagus Month, National Barbecue Month, National Chocolate Custard Month, National Egg Month, National Hamburger Month, National Salad Month, National Salsa Month and National Strawberry Month.  You can also take advantage of National Photography Month by posting great food photos on Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter.

For more menu marketing ideas, take advantage of special food days devoted to Apple Pie, Blueberry Cheesecake, Brisket, Buttermilk Biscuits, Cheese Souffle, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chips, Chocolate Custard, Chocolate Parfait, Coconut Cream Pie, Devil’s Food Cake, Escargot, Hamburgers, Nutty Fudge, Orange Juice, Pizza, Quiche Lorraine, Roast Leg of Lamb, Salad, Shrimp, Truffles, Vanilla Pudding and Walnuts.  There are also days set aside for Mint Juleps, Moscato and beverages in general.

Here’s your restaurant marketing calendar for May:

Military Appreciation Month
National Asparagus Month
National Barbecue Month
National Chocolate Custard Month
National Egg Month
National Hamburger Month
National Salad Month
National Salsa Month
National Strawberry Month
National Photography Month
Get Caught Reading Month
Celiac Awareness Month

1 – National Chocolate Parfait Day
1 – Mother Goose Day
1 – School Principals’ Day
1 – New Home Owners Day
1 – Batman Day
1 – Space Day
1 – No Pants Day
1 – Lei Day
2 – National Truffle Day
2 – Baby Day
2 – Brothers And Sisters Day
2 – Join Hands Day
2 – Free Comic Book Day
3 – National Hamburger Month
3 – National Chocolate Custard Day
3 – National Two Different Colored Shoes Day
3 – World Laughter Day
3 – Paranormal Day
4 – National Orange Juice Day
4 – National Candied Orange Peel Day
4 – International Firefighters Day
4 – Star Wars Day
5 – Cinco de Mayo
5 – National Oyster Day
5 – Cartoonists Day
6 – National Beverage Day
6 – International No Diet Day
6 – National Tourist Appreciation Day
6 – No Homework Day
6 – School Nurse Day
7 – National Roast Leg of Lamb Day
7 – National Tourism Day
8 – National Coconut Cream Pie Day
8 – Military Spouse Appreciation Day
8 – No Socks Day
9 – National Salad Month
9 – National Moscato Day
9 – National Train Day
10 – Mother’s Day
10 – National Shrimp Day
10 – Stay Up All Night Day
11 – National Eat What You Want Day
11 – Twilight Zone Day
12 – International Nurses Day
12 – National Nutty Fudge Day
12 – Limerick Day
13 – National Apple Pie Day
13 – Frog Jumping Day
13 – Leprechaun Day
13 – National Receptionists Day
13 – Third Shift Workers’ Day
14 – National Buttermilk Biscuit Day
14 – Chicken Dance Day
15 – National Pizza Party Day
15 – National Chocolate Chip Day
15 – Straw Hat Day
15 – International Day of Families
15 – Peace Officers Memorial Day
15 – Endangered Species Day
16 – National Asparagus Month
16 – World Whisky Day
16 – Armed Forces Day
16 – Learn To Swim Day
17 – National Cherry Cobbler Day
17 – National Walnut Day
17 – World Baking Day
18 – National Cheese Souffle Day
18 – Visit Your Relatives Day
18 – Museum Day
18 – No Dirty Dishes Day
19 – National Devil’s Food Cake Day
19 – Boy’s Club Day
20 – National Quiche Lorraine Day
20 – Be A Millionaire Day
21 – National Strawberries & Cream Day
21 – National Waiters and Waitresses Day
22 – National Vanilla Pudding Day
22 – Goth Day
23 – National Taffy Day
23 – World Turtle Day
23 – Lucky Penny Day
24 – National Escargot Day
24 – Indianapolis 500
24 – Brother’s Day
24 – Tiara Day
25 – Wine Day
25 – Memorial Day
25 – Towel Day
25 – Geek Pride Day
25 – National Tap Dance Day
26 – National Blueberry Cheesecake Day
26 – World Lindy Hop Day
27 – Barbecue Month
27 – Senior Health & Fitness Day
28 – International Hamburger Day
28 – National Brisket Day
29 – Salsa Month
30 – National Mint Julep Day
30 – Neighbor Day
31 – National Macaroon Day

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