Holiday Ideas

  • Raise revenues for your restaurant this Thanksgiving

    September 28, 2023
    Thanksgiving is one of the most celebrated holidays of the year, so drawing a crowd can fill those seats and help you make this month’s revenue. With the cost of groceries rising nine per cent, and dining costs increasing about 8.8 per cent year-over-year, more people may be choosing to skip the hosting and visit ...
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  • October’s best food holidays

    September 14, 2023
    Fall is the perfect time to start celebrating those food holidays that can help your restaurant stand out, attract a crowd, and give you some engaging content to post on social media. Make a list of the holidays in October that interest you most and start planning your menu, décor, entertainment, and more. This month offers ...
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  • The first taste of fall has arrived on menus

    August 24, 2023
    As the summer comes to a close and cooler weather arrives, fall’s unofficial favourite flavour – pumpkin spice – is finding its way onto menus earlier and earlier. While fall doesn’t actually arrive until September 23, some QSRs are using back-to-school to launch their fall LTOs in the late summer, starting with the launch of ...
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  • Food holidays to celebrate in September

    August 21, 2023
    As back-to-school approaches and summer weather comes to an end, you want to keep customers engaged and interested in your menu – and returning to your restaurant this September. Celebrating food holidays gives you the perfect opportunity to reinterest your existing guests while attracting new attention to your menu. September’s food holidays make it easy for ...
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  • Back-to-school promos for your restaurant

    August 14, 2023
    As the weather starts to turn, we are reminded that back-to-school is around the corner, so how can your restaurant attract families at this time of year? Fall often brings a hectic schedule for families, so it’s time to sharpen your pencil to create something that will attract diners to your restaurant. A new start Make your ...
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  • Making long weekends work for your restaurant

    July 17, 2023
    Canadian diners love to get out and celebrate, and long weekends are the perfect way to get guests out to your restaurant. From LTOs to patio events to fun festivities – and more – use long weekends to fill your seats and make the most of your margins. There are a few steps you can take ...
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  • July food holidays to celebrate at your restaurant

    June 22, 2023
    Summer is the perfect time to celebrate food holidays, get people excited to be out on the patio, and draw in a new seasonal crowd. You can go big with décor and entertainment, or you can scale down to include just a few feature items on your menu. Celebrating food holidays is a great way ...
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  • Why non-alcoholic beverages are a must for your menu

    June 15, 2023
    Making sure your menu features non-alcoholic beverages is a must for summer, however, non-alcoholic beverages are a hit all year, including fancy hot drinks, slushies, milkshakes, and more. Consumers typically see these items as a way to treat themselves, so it’s a great way for restaurants to up those cheque totals. Each category of non-alcoholic beverages ...
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  • Setting your patio up for success

    June 7, 2023
    Canadians sure love patio season, so get your restaurant ready for that summer rush! With many restaurants seeing even slimmer profit margins, as labour and inflation continue to be a challenge, operators may be feeling the pressure to draw customers in and fill their seats. And while opening a new seating area can be a ...
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  • Celebrating food holidays in June

    May 25, 2023
    If you’re looking for new ways to attract customers, offer something unique, and create a buzz for your restaurant, try celebrating some of the food holidays in June. Getting your guests in the spirit with unique menu items, themed décor, and enthusiastic staff will have customers talking about your restaurant in no time. You can go ...
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  • Five food holidays to celebrate in May

    March 31, 2023
    Guests love a good celebration, so if your restaurant can get in on the fun, food holidays offer a chance to draw in a new crowd and offer your regulars a unique experience. You can use the festivities to try out new promos, experiment with your menu, change the ambience, and start building a following ...
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  • St. Patrick’s Day menu ideas for your restaurant

    March 14, 2023
    By Mark Plumlee Everyone’s a little Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, which means that it’s the perfect time to create a specialty holiday menu inspired by the Emerald Isle! Irish beer and whiskey are a great start but don’t stop there. Be sure to add plenty of Irish and Irish-inspired dishes to round out your menu ...
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  • Attract couples to your restaurant with date nights

    February 27, 2023
    By Mark Plumlee Now that Valentine’s Day has passed, it’s time to celebrate anniversaries and date nights for the rest of the year. Many couples struggle to find time to plan a special evening, but your restaurant can help with easy and romantic options, while also promoting and building your business. With tougher competition than ever in ...
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  • Five food holidays your restaurant can celebrate in March

    February 10, 2023
    March is full of fun holidays that will get your guests’ mouths watering and give you the chance to up your restaurant’s revenues. Celebrating food holidays at your restaurant is a great way to try out new promos, attract new customers, and offer your regulars an extra reason to return. Bringing people together to try ...
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  • Valentine’s Day promos your guests will love

    February 2, 2023
    Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and since it’s the second most popular day to dine out, offering promos your guests will love is a win-win. According to a recent study by OpenTable, 72 per cent of those celebrating want to splurge at local restaurants, and are planning to spend over $41 per person, ...
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