Restaurant Marketing Ideas for October

Restaurant Marketing Ideas for October

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 food service, 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 – Random Acts of Poetry Day
4 – Vodka Day
4 – Improve your Office Day
4 – Taco Day
4 – World Animal Day
5 – World Teachers Day
5 – World Smile Day
5 – Country Inn Bed & Breakfast Day
5 – Kids Music Day
6 – Mad Hatter Day
6 – Noodle Day
7 – Bathtub Day
7 – Change a Light Day
7 – Frappe Day
8 – World Octupus Day
8 – Native American Day
8 – Pierogi Day
9 – Scrubs Day
9 – Face your Fears 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
11 – World Sight Day
12 – World Egg Day
12 – Pulled Pork Day
12 – Old Farmers Day
13 – No Bra Day
13 – Train your Brain Day
14 – Programmer’s Day
14 – Be Bald and Free Day
14 – Dessert Day
14 – Columbus Day
15 – World Students’ Day
15 – Chicken Cacciatore Day

16 – World Food Day
16 – Boss’ Day
16 – Steve Jobs Day
16 – Department Store Day
17 – Take your Parents to Lunch Day
17 – Wear Something Gaudy Day
17 – Mulligan Day
18 – Chocolate Cupcake Day
18 – No Beard Day
18 – Conflict Resolution Day
20 – Office Chocolate Day
20 – International Chef Day
20 – Sweetest 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 – Mincemeat Day
26 – Pumpkin Day
26 – International Bandana Day
27 – Make a Difference Day
27 – Navy Day
27 – Cranky Co-workers Day
27 – Hug a Sheep Day
28 – Plush Animal Lover’s Day
28 – Mother-in-Law 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 restaurant in Gallatin, TN ran a textALERT offering their subscribers $5 OFF $25 off one purchase for close to two weeks. The campaign was able to drive in over 4.35% of their total subscribers in that time span. They texted 1,011 subscribers at one time, driving in 44 extra people. See the message below.

Restaurant Marketing Ideas for October textALERT example

Another textALERT example sent last month was one from a Smoothie King. They texted 2,828 subscribers at one time, driving in 116 extra people in one day, (4.10%) to redeem an offer of Buy one get one Free.


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

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