Love may be in the air but for business owners in the hospitality industry Valentines Day often means a rush of last-minute bookings and a busy night. Guests expect an evening of romance that has to run smoothly and be special. Make this night of love memorable for your customers so that they keep coming back to your restaurant for more.
Firstly it is important that you prepare and plan properly ahead of time. Once you and your staff have had time to discuss and plan the restaurant then needs to focus all of its energy and attention on the menu.
Try creating a new, exclusive menu just for the occasion. We suggest planning a limited or all-inclusive pre-set menu that includes a starter, main course, dessert, and a bottle of wine. Not only will this cut down on your customers’ waiting time, but it will make purchasing ingredients ahead of time simpler for you.
Stuck for Valentines Day ideas? Don’t worry- we have a few suggestions for you:
- Consider a Bottomless bubbly special
- Complimentary drink/ dessert with your Valentine’s menu.
- Prepare a wine pairing that compliments your menu.
- Offer exclusive take-away options for those who would like to spend a romantic night at home.
Not feeling the love this year? Why not organise a Singles Evening with exciting drinks specials for those customers without a partner and who are ready to mingle. If you are feeling daring, a speed dating event could also draw in many new customers.
Valentine’s Day doesn’t just have to be about celebrating romantic relationship. You can lean into Gal-entine’s or Guy-lentine’s day events. Popularised by the TV show, “Parks & Recreation,” many woman, single or not, choose to spend Valentine’s Day with their best gal pals– hence “Galentine’s Day.” Organise specials for group bookings and encourage customers to celebrate their best friends.
Having a quality Point of Sale solution, like TallOrder POS, can ensure that you provide flawless service and that you stand out in the mind of your customers long. We hope you feel the love!
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Still stuck for ideas: Check of Eat Out’s list of what other restaurants are doing this Valentine’s Day.