Restaurant Marketing Ideas for May

Restaurant Marketing Ideas for May

Holidays provide plenty of great restaurant marketing ideas for May? Mother’s Day is perhaps the mother of all dining out days.

Besides Mother’s Day, there are many other excellent holidays to give you ideas on getting more people to come to your restaurant, juice bar, coffee shop or any other food service business. Many restaurant owners may already know these holiday and have proven methods of marketing they choose yearly. However, maybe you want to try something different to test against or work in conjunction with your traditional restaurant marketing ideas for May.

May offers the traditional holidays such as, of course, Mother’s Day and Memorial Day. There are also plenty of fun and quirky holidays such as National Chocolate Custard Day, International Firefighters Day, National Beverage Day, National Coconut Cream Pie Day, and many more. Below you will find a comprehensive list of these holidays. We hope some of them spark a creative and fun campaign idea!

We suggest sending two to four textALERTs out to your subscribers every month to keep your business on the top of your customer’s minds and fully engaged with your business.


1– National Chocolate Parfait Day
1 – Mother Goose Day
1 – School Principals’ Day
1 – New Home Owners Day
1 – Lei Day
2 – National Truffle Day
2 – Baby Day
2 – Brothers And Sisters Day
3 – National Chocolate Custard Day
3 – National Two Different Colored Shoes Day
3 – Paranormal Day
4 – National Orange Juice Day
4 – National Candied Orange Peel Day
4 – International Firefighters Day
4 – No Pants Day
4 – Star Wars Day
5 – Cinco de Mayo
5 – Join Hands Day
5 – Cartoonists Day
5 – Free Comic Book Day
6 – National Beverage Day
6 – International No Diet Day
6 – National Tourist Appreciation Day
6 – No Homework Day
6 – World Laughter Day
7 – National Roast Leg of Lamb Day
7 – National Tourism Day
8 – National Coconut Cream Pie Day
8 – No Socks Day
9 – National Moscato Day
9 – School Nurse Day
9 – National Receptionists Day
9 – Third Shift Workers’ Day
10 – National Shrimp Day
10 – Stay Up All Night Day
11 – National Eat What You Want Day
11 – Military Spouse Appreciation Day
11 – Twilight Zone Day
12 – National Nutty Fudge Day
12 – International Nurses Day
12 – Limerick Day
13 – Mother’s Day
13 – National Apple Pie Day
13 – Frog Jumping Day
13 – Leprechaun Day
14 – National Buttermilk Biscuit Day
14 – Chicken Dance Day

15 – National Chocolate Chip Day
15 – Straw Hat Day
15 – International Day of Families
15 – Peace Officers Memorial Day
17 – National Cherry Cobbler Day
17 – National Walnut Day
17 – World Baking Day
18 – National Cheese Souffle Day
18 – National Pizza Party Day
19 – World Whisky Day
18 – Visit Your Relatives Day
18 – No Dirty Dishes Day
18 – Endangered Species Day
19 – World Whisky Day
19 – National Devil’s Food Cake Day
19 – Boys and Girls Club Day
20 – National Quiche Lorraine Day
20 – Be A Millionaire Day
20 – Learn To Swim Day
21 – National Strawberries & Cream Day
21 – National Waiters and Waitresses Day
22 – National Vanilla Pudding Day
22 – World Goth Day
23 – National Taffy Day
23 – World Turtle Day
23 – Lucky Penny Day
24 – National Escargot Day
24 – Brother’s Day
24 – Tiara Day
25 – Wine Day
25 – Towel Day
25 – Geek Pride Day
25 – National Tap Dance Day
26 – National Blueberry Cheesecake Day
26 – World Lindy Hop Day
27 – Indianapolis 500
28 – Memorial Day
28 – International Hamburger Day
28 – National Brisket Day
30 – National Mint Julep Day
30 – Senior Health & Fitness Day

textALERT examples from April

Last month, a convenience store chain sent out a textALERT celebrating Tax Day. They had great results with a redeemable offer of a FREE HYPE energy drink over a 2 day period. They have a large number of subscribers in their local store marketing database sending the mobile marketing textALERT to 68,406 customers. They drove in 2,239 people who redeemed the offer in that time span. See the message below

Restaurant Marketing Ideas for May

Another successful textALERT example sent last month was one from a Juice Bar in Huntsville, AL. They texted 2,968 subscribers at one time, driving in 140 extra people, (4.72%) to redeem an offer of one large juice, Smoothie or Monster Shot with the purchase of one. See image at the top of the article.

Download our Marketing Calendar Template to help you plan and organize all your marketing efforts in 2018. With it, you can plan all your social posts, textALERTs, images for MMS marketing and email blasts. Along with restaurant marketing ideas for May, it also has a list of all holidays for each month.

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