Restaurant Marketing Ideas for August

Business owners can take advantage of many great restaurant marketing ideas for August.

Restaurant owners and other brick and mortar business owners alike will find many good marketing opportunities during August. Although August doesn’t have any major holidays, it does supply many other perfect holidays to use for new and creative marketing possibilities to grow your business and bring in more revenue.

For food service related businesses, here are specific days of the month to get your marketing ideas soaring such as Ice Cream Sandwich Day, Root Beer Float Day, Vanilla Custard Day, Burger Day and many more.

Other days that stick out to use for excellent marketing options are: Girlfriends Day, Sisters’ Day, Photography Day, Franchise Appreciation Day and many more. So many things can be done using these holidays to spice up your campaigns. Try some out and compare them to your previous efforts. They may just work out for you.

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 August holidays that could be useful.


1 – Girlfriends Day
1 – Respect for Parents Day
1 – Raspberry Cream Pie Day
2 – International Beer Day
2 – Ice Cream Sandwich Day
2 – Coloring Book Day
3 – Watermelon Day
3 – Mustard Day
3 – White Wine Day
4 – Coast Guard Day
4 – Sisters’ Day
4 – Friendship Day
5 – Work Like a Dog Day
5 – Underwear Day
5 – Oyster Day
6 – Fresh Breath Day
6 – Root Beer Float Day
6 – Wiggle Your Toes Day
7 – Lighthouse Day
7 – Aged Card Employee Day
8 – International Cat Day
8 – Bowling Day
8 – Odie Day
9 – Book Lovers Day
9 – Rice Pudding Day
9 – Melon Day
10 – Lazy Day
10 – Garage Sale Day
10 – Smore’s Day
11 – Son & Daughter Day
11 – Play in the Sand Day
12 – Vinyl Record Day
12 – International Youth Day
12 – World Elephant Day
13 – International Lefthanders’ Day
13 – Filet Mignon Day
14 – Creamsicle Day
14 – Social Security Day
15 – Relaxation Day
15 – Check the Chip Day
15 – Lemon Meringue Day
15 – Cycle to Work Day

16 – Rollercoaster Day
16 – Tell a Joke Day
16 – Airborne Day
16 – World Bratwurst Day
16 – Rum Day
17 – Thrift Shop Day
17 – World Honey Bee Day
17 – Vanilla Custard Day
18 – Serendipity Day
18 – Pinot Noir Day
19 – Photography Day
19 – Potato Day
19 – Humanitarian Day
20 – Chocolate Pecan Pie Day
21 – Poet’s Day
21 – Spumoni Day
21 – Senior Citizens Day
22 – Be an Angel Day
22 – Burger Day
22 – Pecan Torte Day
22 – Eat a Peach Day
23 – Ride the Wind Day
23 – Cuban Sandwich Day
23 – Sponge Cake Day
24 – Knife Day
24 – International Strange Music Day
24 – Peach Pie Day
25 – Kiss & Make up Day
25 – Whiskey Sour Day
25 – Banana Split Day
26 – Dog Day
26 – Cherry Popsicle Day
27 – Banana Lovers’ Day
28 – Bow Tie Day
28 – Cherry Turnover Day
29 – More Herbs, Less Salt Day
30 – Slinky Day
30 – Toasted Marshmallow Day
30 – Frankenstein Day
31 – Trail Mix Day
31 – Franchise Appreciation Day

textALERT examples from last month

Last month, a mexican restaurant in Spring Hill, TN ran a textALERT campaign offering $5 off $25 for one day only. They week they were able to drive in 231 extra customers, (2.35%) of their total subscribers. Using textALERTs to target slow days or slow periods of the day is ideal and works well to bring in customers! See the message below.

Restaurant Marketing Ideas for August textALERT example


Download our Marketing Calendar Template to help you plan and organize all your marketing efforts in 2019. With it, you can plan all your social posts, textALERTs, images for MMS marketing and email blasts. Along with restaurant marketing ideas for August, it also has a list of all holidays for each month.

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