The warm weather is here. Are you heating up your restaurant marketing?
Independence Day certainly comes to mind first when thinking of a July holiday, yet there are many more opportunities for marketing special days to your bar and restaurant customers throughout the month of July.
Let’s take a look. Shall we?
For the record, July happens to celebrate several occasions all month long. There is National Ice Cream Month, National Hot Dog Month, National Grilling Month, National Blueberries Month, and even National Horseradish Month, which is not my favorite, but many of you out there love Horseradish.
For the fast food lovers, there is even a Drive-Thru Day. How about that?
For dedicated bar marketing, you should also consider working on days specifically for Piña Coladas, Daiquiris, Tequila, Scotch, Grand Marnier, and Anisette.
Other special days in the month of July will give you some fun and funky marketing opportunities, which tend to work well on social media. Such as, Country music fans will love the National Country Music Day.
Better yet, you could hold a photo contest for Parent’s Day, Bikini Day. or National Hillbilly Day. And don’t forget the ever popular International Kissing Day.
So let’s check out the entire list of days you can celebrate and market with during July:
1 – National Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day
1 – National Gingersnap Day
1 – International Joke Day
1 – National Postal Worker Day
2 – National Anisette Day
2 – World UFO Day
2 – I Forgot Day
3 – Eat Beans Day
3 – National Chocolate Wafer Day
3 – Stay Out of the Sun Day
3 – Build a Scarecrow Day
4 – Independence Day
4 – National Barbecue Spareribs Day
4 – National Caesar Salad Day
4 – Independence from Meat Day
4 – Sidewalk Egg Frying Day
4 – National Country Music Day
4 – National Hillbilly Day
5 – National Apple Turnover Day
5 – Bikini Day
5 – National Workaholics Day
6 – National Fried Chicken Day
6 – Take Your Webmaster To Lunch Day
6 – International Kissing Day
7 – National Strawberry Sundae Day
7 – National Macaroni Day
7 – Tell the Truth Day
7 – Global Forgiveness Day
7 – National Father Daughter Take a Walk Day
8 – National Chocolate with Almonds Day
9 – National Sugar Cookie Day
10 – National Piña Colada Day
10 – Teddy Bear Picnic Day
11 – National Blueberry Muffin Day
11 – National Rainier Cherry Day
11 – Cheer Up the Lonely Day
12 – National Pecan Pie Day
12 – Different Colored Eyes Day
13 – National French Fries Day
13 – Embrace Your Geekness Day
13 – Barbershop Music Appreciation Day
14 – National Grand Marnier Day
14 – National Mac & Cheese Day
14 – Pandemonium Day
15 – National Tapioca Pudding Day
15 – Gummi Worm Day
16 – Fresh Spinach Day
16 – National Corn Fritter Day
16 – National Ice Cream Day
17 – National Peach Ice Cream Day
18 – National Caviar Day
19 – National Daiquiri Day
20 – National Lollipop Day
20 – Ugly Truck Day
21 – National Junk Food Day
22 – National Penuche Fudge Day
22 – Hammock Day
23 – National Vanilla Ice Cream Day
23 – National Hot Dog Day
24 – National Tequila Day
24 – National Drive-Thru Day
24 – Parent’s Day
24 – Cousins Day
25 – National Hot Fudge Sundae Day
25 – Culinarians Day
26 – National Coffee Milkshake Day
26 – Aunt and Uncle’s Day
26 – All or Nothing Day
27 – National Creme Brulee Day
27 – National Scotch Day
28 – Chili Dog Day
28 – National Milk Chocolate Day
29 – National Chicken Wing Day
29 – National Lasagna Day
29 – International Tiger Day
30 – National Cheesecake Day
30 – Father-in-Law Day
30 – Paperback Book Day
31 – National Raspberry Cake Day
Write down a few of your favorites from the list and put your restaurant marketing thinking cap on. There are some great ideas here. Pretty soon your marketing for July will be in full swing and hopefully your reservations and tables will be full as well.
For even more holiday ideas, be sure to check out our main HOLIDAYS page for an entire year of marketing suggestions.
With all the ideas on this list, you could simply change your events every year in June to keep your marketing fresh and new.
If you need more help generating some buzz for your restaurant marketing efforts, check out our restaurant marketing section and get some more inspiration and great advice to drive additional customers to your business.
If you don’t have the time or staff to handle the marketing needs yourself, why not hire Splattered Paint Marketing, a downriver marketing agency that can turn your marketing strategy on full blast.
Source: The restaurant marketing promotion days for July was first published on RestaurantNews.