6 Ways To Get More Customers In Your Restaurant This Summer

People love going out to eat and relaxing during the summer, so make your restaurant a top choice with these tips:

1. Keep the temperature low
Lure customers in from the heat of the day by having the cool air conditioning on indoors. Providing patio seating with some umbrellas and maybe even misters will also do the trick.
2. Give kids a discount
Kids are on break from school during the summers and parents will be ecstatic to take them to your restaurant if they can save some money using a special summer discount. You could do promotions such as a kids eat free night every week or 50% off their meals with the purchase of a regular entree.
3. Make them feel like they are on vacation
Offer tropical drinks like pina coladas and strawberry daquiris made with fresh ingredients. Finish them with colorful straws and lavish fruit garnishments.
4. Make your restaurant dog-friendly
Allowing dogs on your patio area will surely bring in more customers. Providing water and treats for them would be an extra plus to convince the dog owners to return to your restaurant.
5. Promote special summer menu items
Give discounts on traditional summer items like iced tea, seasonal berry desserts and BBQ inspired meals will attract customers looking for seasonal treats.
6. Try a Tiki theme on your patio
Tiki themes are a big hit right now and easy to achieve with a few tiki torches, bamboo decor and drinks served in coconuts. White, twinkle lights will add to the ambiance on a warm summer night.
Using some or all of these summer marketing tips will help you get more customers in your restaurant this summer.

Be sure to contact Mark at Tannen & Associates for all of your Merchant Card Services and POS System needs at (408)888-9663 or markt@tannen.com.

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