Restaurant Marketing Ideas for October 2020

Business owners can find many great restaurant marketing ideas for October.

Business owners can choose from many excellent restaurant marketing ideas for October. In addition to the ever so popular Halloween, there are plenty of other excellent opportunities to use for marketing purposes. Whether your business is in foodservice, convenience stores, department stores or anything in between, think about using some of these weird, fun holidays for new & interesting marketing possibilities. For food service-related businesses, here are specific days of the month to get your marketing ideas soaring such as International Coffee Day, Taco Day, Noodle Day, Pumpkin Day and many more. Other days that stick out to use for excellent marketing options are Boyfriend’s Day, World Student’s Day and International Artists Day, etc.! If you haven’t used any of these types of funny holidays to spice up your marketing, give it a chance. You may like what you see and your customers will enjoy it also! 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. To help you come up with ideas for the campaigns, here is a large list of upcoming October holidays that could be useful.
1 – International Coffee Day 1 – World Vegetarian Day 1 – Older Peoples Day 2 – World Farm Animals Day 2 – Custodial Worker Day 3 – Boyfriend’s Day 3 – Techies Day 3 – Bring your Bible to School Day 4 – Vodka Day 4 – Improve your Office Day 4 – Taco Day 4 – World Animal Day 5 – World Teachers Day 5 – Country Inn Bed & Breakfast Day 5 – Architechure Day 6 – Mad Hatter Day 6 – Noodle Day 7 – Bathtub Day 7 – Frappe Day 8 – World Octupus Day 8 – Pierogi Day 9 – Scrubs Day 9 – Moldy Cheese Day 9 – Fire Prevention Day 9 – Beer & Pizza Day 10 – Cake Decorating Day 10 – Hug a Drummer Day 10 – World Mental Health Day 11 – Sausage Pizza Day 12 – Pulled Pork Day 12 – Old Farmers Day 12 – Columbus Day 12 – Native American Day 13 – No Bra Day 13 – Train your Brain Day 13 – Face your Fears Day 13 – Own Business Day 14 – Be Bald and Free Day 14 – Dessert Day 14 – Take Your Parents to Lunch Day 15 – World Students’ Day 15 – Chicken Cacciatore Day 15 – Conflict Resolution Day
16 – World Food Day 16 – Boss’ Day 16 – Steve Jobs Day 16 – Dictionary Day 17 – Wear Something Gaudy Day 17 – Mulligan Day 17 – Sweetest Day 18 – Chocolate Cupcake Day 18 – No Beard Day 20 – Office Chocolate Day 20 – International Chef Day 20 – Brandied Fruit Day 21 – Apple Day 21 – Reptile Awareness Day 22 – Smart is Cool Day 22 – Nut Day 23 – iPod Day 23 – Mole Day 23 – Boston Cream Pie Day 24 – World Tripe Day 24 – Bologna Day 24 – United Nations Day 25 – International Artists Day 25 – Sourest Day 25 – World Pasta Day 25 – Greasy Food Day 26 – Howl at the Moon Day 26 – Mule Day 26 – Pumpkin Day 27 – Black Cat Day 27 – Navy Day 28 – Plush Animal Lover’s Day 28 – Animation Day 29 – Internet Day 29 – Cat Day 30 – Checklist Day 30 – Haunted Refridgerator Night 30 – Candy Corn Day 31 – Halloween 31 – Magic Day 31 – Caramel Apple Day
 

textALERT examples from last month

Last month, a Mexican restaurant in Franklin, TN ran a textALERT offering their subscribers 15% OFF any purchase. The campaign was able to drive in over 18% of their total subscribers in that time span. They texted 316 subscribers at one time, driving in 58 extra people. Another textALERT example sent last month was one from a smoothie bar. They texted 1,021 subscribers at one time, driving in 100 extra people in one day, (3.84%) to redeem a Free 20oz smoothie.
Download our Marketing Calendar Template to help you plan and organize all your marketing efforts in 2020 and we now have a 2021 version. With it, you can plan all your social posts, textALERTs, images for MMS marketing and email blasts. Along with restaurant marketing ideas for October, it also has a list of all holidays for each month.

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