Restaurant Marketing Ideas for August

Restaurant Marketing Ideas for August

Business owners can find 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 there are no major national holidays in August, there are many other quirky 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 Root Beer Float Day, Filet Mignon Day, National Potato Day, and National Burger Day.

Other days that stick out to use for excellent marketing options are: Coast Guard Day, Franchise Appreciation Day, Girlfriend’s Day and even International Strange Music Day. 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 – World Wide Web Day
1 – Girl friend’s Day
1 – Raspberry Cream Pie Day
1 – Yorkshire Day
2 – Ice Cream Sandwich Day
2 – Coloring Book Day
2 – India Pale Ale Day
3 – Watermelon Day
3 – Clean your Floors Day
3 – International Beer Day
3 – White Wine Day
4 – Coast Guard Day
4 – Mustard Day
4 – Sister’s Day
5 – Work Like a Dog Day
5 – Oyster Day
5 – Friendship Day
6 – National Root Beer Day
6 – Fresh Breath Day
7 – Lighthouse Day
8 – International Cat Day
8 – Odie Day
8 – Bowling Day
9 – Rice Pudding Day
9 – Book Lover’s Day
9 – Melon Day
10 – Smore’s Day
10 – Lazy Day
11 – National Son & Daughter Day
11 – Middle Child’s Day
12 – International Youth Day
12 – World Elephant Day
13 – International Lefthander’s Day
13 – Filet Mignon Day
14 – Creamsicle Day
14 – Social Security Day
15 – Lemon Merinque Pie Day
15 – Check the Chip Day
15 – Relaxation Day

16 – Rollercoaster Day
16 – Tell a Joke Day
16 – National Rum Day
16 – World Bratwurst Day
16 – Airborne Day
17 – Vanilla Custard Day
17 – Thrift Shop Day
18 – Pinot Noir Day
18 – Serendipity Day
18 – National Bad Poetry Day
19 – Photography Day
19 – Potato Day
19 – Humanitarian Day
20 – World Mosquito Day
20 – National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day
21 – Poet’s Day
21 – Spumoni Day
22 – Be an Angel Day
22 – Pecan Torte Day
22 – Eat a Peach Day
23 – Cuban Sandwich Day
23 – Sponge Cake Day
23 – Burger Day
24 – Knife Day
24 – International Strange Music Day
24 – Peach Pie Day
25 – National Whisky Sour Day
25 – National Kiss and Make Up Day
25 – Banana Split Day
25 – Franchise Appreciation Day
26 – Women’s Equality Day
26 – Cherry Popsicle Day
26 – Dog Day
27 – Banana Lover’s Day
27 – Tug-of-War Day
27 – International Bat Night
28 – Bow Tie Day
28 – Cherry Turnover Day
29 – More Herbs, Less Salt Day
30 – Toasted Marshmallow Day
31 – Trail Mix Day

textALERT examples from last month

Last month, a seafood company ran a July 4th textALERT offering their subscribers 10% off their entire purchase on July 4th. The campaign was able to drive in over 6% of their total subscribers in one day, making their holiday much brighter indeed. See the message below.

Restaurant Marketing Ideas for August textALERT example

Another textALERT example sent last month was one from a Juice Bar in North Carolina. They texted 4,596 subscribers at one time, driving in 133 extra people in one weekend, (2.89%) to redeem an offer of one 15% Off any purchase.


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 August, it also has a list of all holidays for each month.

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