Restaurant Marketing Ideas for October

Restaurant Marketing Ideas for October

Coming up with fresh restaurant marketing ideas can sometimes be difficult for restaurant owners and operators.  Fortunately, October lays out a tasty selection of food focused days that offer up the right ingredients to help build your restaurant’s marketing menu.

As October is National Pizza Month, pizza deals and promotions are a natural fit.  It also gives you the opportunity to show off your creative side.  For example, Chicago’s Tesori is celebrating the month with a new pizza every day.  Selections include a Grilled Corn pizza, an Apple Pie pizza, a Roasted Brussels Sprouts pizza and, for Halloween, a Pumpkin pizza with guanciale and pecans and much more.

National Chili Month shares the spotlight with pizza in October.  Spicy, chunky, with or without beans . . . there’s nothing like a nice, hearty bowl of chili to warm your guests down to their toes.  For something new and exciting, check out these chili recipes.

For beverage marketing, October offers Liqueur Day, Frappe Day and Vodka Day.

Other food related days include Chicken Cacciatore Day, Egg Day, Fried Scallops Day, Greasy Food Day, Gumbo Day, Pasta Day, Seafood Bisque Day, Taco Day, Vegetarian Day, Wild Food Day and more.

Restaurants looking to sweeten things up a bit can look forward to Angel Food Cake Day, Apple Betty Day, Boston Cream Pie Day, Brandied Fruit Day, Caramel Apple Day, Caramel Custard Day, Chocolate Cupcake Day, Chocolate Day, Dessert Day and Pumpkin Cheesecake Day.

Special days for the month include Boss’ Day, Mother-In-Law Day and Navy Day.  If you really want to think outside the box, imagine the fun that can be had with Mad Hatter Day, Bald and Free Day, Howl At The Moon Day and, of course, Halloween.

And don’t forget: as the weather chills and the leaves fall from the trees, there will also be opportunities to set up tasting booths at local fall festivals.

Here’s your restaurant marketing calendar for October:

National Caramel Month
National Chili Month
National Pizza Month

1 – World Vegetarian Day
2 – Balloons Around The World Day
2 – National Fried Scallops Day
3 – National Caramel Custard Day
3 – National Poetry Day
3 – Boyfriends Day
4 – National Vodka Day
4 – National Taco Day
4 – World Smile Day
4 – Improve Your Office Day
5 – National Apple Betty Day
5 – Card Making Day
5 – Do Something Nice Day
6 – Mad Hatter Day
7 – National Frappe Day
8 – Face Your Fears Day
8 – American Touch Tag Day
9 – Moldy Cheese Day
10 – National Angel Food Cake Day
11 – World Egg Day
11 – National Sausage Pizza Day
12 – Gumbo Day
13 – Yorkshire Pudding Day
14 – Bald And Free Day
14 – Columbus Day
14 – National Dessert Day
14 – Thanksgiving in Canada
15 – Chicken Cacciatore Day
16 – Liqueur Day
16 – Boss’ Day
16 – Dictionary Day
16 – World Food Day
17 – National Pasta Day
17 – Wear Something Gaudy Day
18 – National Chocolate Cupcake Day
18 – No Beard Day
19 – Seafood Bisque Day
19 – Sweetest Day
20 – Information Overload Day
20 – National Brandied Fruit Day
21 – National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day
22 – National Nut Day
23 – Boston Cream Pie Day
24 – National Bologna Day
24 – Food Day
25 – National Greasy Food Day
25 – World Pasta Day
26 – Make a Difference Day
26 – Howl At The Moon Day
26 – Mincemeat Day
27 – Mother-In-Law Day
27 – Navy Day
28 – National Chocolate Day
28 – Plush Animal Lover’s Day
28 – International Animation Day
28 – Wild Food Days
29 – National Cat Day
29 – National Oatmeal Day
29 – Internet Day
30 – National Candy Corn Day
31 – Carve a Pumpkin Day
31 – National Caramel Apple Day
31 – Magic Day
31 – Halloween

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