Fall is the season of warm colors, pumpkin flavors, a cool autumn breeze, and a lot of fantastic restaurant marketing ideas to serve your customers. As a full service public relations firm, we are always thinking ahead to help our restaurant and food service clients spice up their fall marketing plan with buzzworthy PR and Marketing ideas. Here are some for October and beyond:
National Pizza Month
Who doesn’t love a good reason to celebrate pizza? October is the perfect month to create a campaign surrounding your menu. You can offer special discounts or specials for the entire month. Don’t serve pizza? Why not create a special flat bread or pizza menu item just for the month? This is a creative addition that could generate the perfect reason for a special event or local buzz.
National Chili Month
Another beautiful thing about fall is football. The season kicks off, tailgates are abundant and fans all have great comfort in good food and a good game every weekend. Like biscuits and gravy, the perfect pairing for football is a chili that warms the soul. In all shapes and sizes, there’s just nothing like a hearty bowl of chili to make you feel warm and cozy. For some creative (and delicious) PR and marketing in October, consider spicing up your fall menu with a unique chili recipe or a special pairing for the next big game.
National Cookie Month
The smell of fresh baked cookies is simply irresistible, so it’s fun when you get to celebrate this delicious comfort food all month long. This month gives you reason to keep these sweet treats around for your customers, or add some special fall-inspired sweet treats to your menu. Think of all the creative tasting events you can do with this all-time favorite snack or dessert. Pumpkin, squash, carrot, and cinnamon…we are getting hungry just imagining the possibilities!
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Breast cancer affects nearly every family or social circle on some level. There are so many ways that restaurants can participate in this month of awareness. One concept is a survivors’ night, where a percentage of sales go to a reputable breast cancer awareness organization. Maybe you can participate as a sponsor for your community’s next breast cancer awareness event? This is the perfect month to get involved in this great cause, and put your restaurant in the spotlight in a very positive way.
Last but not least, it’s the month of Halloween! Whether your style is more scary or sweet, there are ways to market your restaurant with the holiday in mind. Spooky menu items, haunted happenings, costumes, and candy make this holiday one that everyone loves to celebrate. A costume party, a candy corn eating contest, a special spooky menu item, or family-friendly Halloween event are all ideas to generate some fun PR and marketing Halloween chatter. Our PR experts are ready to help you incorporate season trends into your business. Call us today (866) 252-1750, we are always available to answer questions and advise.