Restaurant owners and operators have a lot to be thankful for with a bountiful feast of marketing ideas in November.
For food related marketing, restaurants can explore traditional and contemporary recipes for Banana Pudding Lovers Month, Georgia Pecan Month, Peanut Butter Lovers Month and Vegan Month.
The month also provides opportunities to help children nationwide, and to show appreciation for veterans and active duty military.
November is National Adoption Month and includes National Adoption Day. Your restaurant can make a difference in young lives by collecting donations for and by raising awareness of the more than 100,000 children in foster care waiting to find permanent, loving families.
America celebrates Veterans Day on Monday, November 11th this year, and many restaurants will be offering discounts and free food to both veterans and active duty military in appreciation for their service. For a look back at last year’s offers, see Restaurant Deals and Free Meals for Veterans Day 2012.
Each year, more restaurant chains are opening on Thanksgiving Day to serve family and friends. Opportunities include dine-in and carryout holiday meals. Thanksgiving is also a great time to promote special items such as pies and cakes. To see which restaurant chains were open last year, and the deals they offered, see Restaurant Chains Open Thanksgiving Day 2012.
On Black Friday, even the most hardcore deal seekers will be worn down after camping out in front of retail chains and living off of trail mix and potato chips. Knowing that Black Friday warriors are hungry for a great deal, many restaurants will be serving up tasty deals of their own. For a sampling of last year’s offers, see Black Friday Restaurant Deals and Freebies 2012.
Don’t forget to encourage local customers to dine with you on Small Business Saturday. American Express offers logos, banners, signage and more that you can download here.
For beverage marketing, November offers Cappuccino Day, Carbonated Beverages with Caffeine Day, Espresso Day and Harvey Wallbanger day.
November also serves up special days for Cashews, Cranberry Relish, Deviled Eggs, French Fried Clams, French Toast, Homemade Bread, Nachos, Sandwiches, Sardines, Scrapple, Spicy Guacamole and Stuffing.
Restaurants can also sweeten things up a bit on days celebrating Bavarian Cream Pies, Cakes, Candy, Indian Pudding, Lemon Cream Pies, Mousse, Parfaits, Peanut Butter Fudge, Sundaes and Vanilla Cupcakes.
And don’t forget Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day, and National Fast Food Day.
Other days of the month lend themselves to unique and fun discount and contest opportunites for in-store and social media promotions. A Facebook photo contest would be fun for guests dressed accordingly on King Tut Day. Let guests show off their creative side with a video contest on YouTube for Tounge Twister Day. Restaurants can also promote on location events for their communities on Guinness World Record Day, Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day and Square Dance Day.
Here’s your restaurant marketing calendar for November:
Banana Pudding Lovers Month
Georgia Pecan Month
National Adoption Month
Peanut Butter Lovers Month Vegan Month.
1 – Author’s Day
1 – National French Fried Clam Day
2 – National Deviled Egg Day
3 – National Sandwich Day
3 – Daylight Saving Time ends
2 – Housewife’s Day
4 – National Candy Day
4 – Job Action Day
4 – Use Your Common Sense Day
4 – King Tut Day
5 – Election Day
6 – National Nachos Day
6 – Saxophone Day
6 – National Eating Healthy Day
8 – National Cappuccino Day
8 – National Harvey Wallbanger Day
8 – Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day
9 – National Scrapple Day
10 – National Vanilla Cupcake Day
10 – Tounge Twister Day
11 – Veterans Day
11 – National Sundae Day
11 – Origami Day
12 – Pizza With The Works Except Anchovies Day
13 – World Kindness Day
13 – National Indian Pudding Day
14 – National Spicy Guacamole Day
14 – Loosen Up, Lighten Up day
15 – Clean Your Refrigerator Day
15 – America Recycles Day
16 – Guinness World Record Day
16 – National Fast Food Day
17 – Take A Hike Day
17 – Homemade Bread Day
19 – Men’s Day
19 – Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day
20 – National Peanut Butter Fudge Day
21 – National Stuffing Day
21 – World Hello Day
22 – Go For A Ride Day
22 – National Cranberry Relish Day
22 – National Cashew Day
23 – National Adoption Day
24 – Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day
24 – National Espresso Day
24 – National Sardines Day
25 – National Parfait Day
26 – National Cake Day
26 – Shopping Reminder Day
27 – National Bavarian Cream Pie Day
28 – Thanksgiving Day
28 – National French Toast Day
29 – Black Friday
29 – National Lemon Cream Pie Day
29 – Square Dance Day
30 – Small Business Saturday
30 – National Mousse Day
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