October Restaurant Marketing Ideas [2016]

October Restaurant Marketing Ideas and Tips


What food holidays are celebrated in October?


October is spooky enough, so trying to think of new ways to market your bar or restaurant in October can be challenging.

Lucky for you, we got your back.

We have provided a big list of food holidays so planning your marketing calendar for October will be easy to tackle this month.

The month of October includes National Chili Month and National Pizza Month, so those two days are a no-brainer.

You’ll whip up some unique incentives to drive business in no time.

For drink specials in October, there are days that highlight Vodka, Frappe and Liqueur.

Bars and taverns can quickly bring an October themed idea to life for these regularly requested drinks.

October drink specials

Restaurants will get plenty of chances to appeal to the sweet tooth and incorporate days like Boston Cream Pie Day, Pumpkin Cheesecake Day, Angel Food Cake Day, Chocolate Cupcake or Dessert Day into their planning calendar for October.

When it comes to days that honor special people, these will include your Mother-In-Law, your boyfriend, boss, teacher or even your cat. Each having a day of recognition.

You can get really creative with your marketing ideas in October when you ramp up the laughter and bring a humorous atmosphere to your joint.

With days that celebrate Techies, Mad Hatter, World Smile, Moldy Cheese and Be Bald Day, you can easily drum up a promotion to drive visitors on these day.

On the other hand, obscure days of celebration like Fluffernutter, Wear Something Gaudy, Howl at the Moon and Haunted Refrigerator Night, your customer’s funny bones will be aching when you add some frightfully-friendly but funny marketing tactics for October.

Take a look at the restaurant marketing calendar for October:

1 – World Vegetarian Day
2 – National Fried Scallops Day
2 – National Custodial Worker Day
3 – National Caramel Custard Day
3 – Techies Day
3 – Boyfriends Day
4 – National Vodka Day

National Taco Day October 4


4 – National Taco Day
5 – National Apple Betty Day
5 – World Teachers Day
5 – Do Something Nice Day
6 – Mad Hatter Day
6 – Physician Assistant Day
7 – National Frappe Day
7 – World Smile Day
8 – National Fluffernutter Day
9 – Moldy Cheese Day
9 – Fire Prevention Day
9 – Clergy Appreciation Day
9 – Curious Events Day
10 – National Angel Food Cake Day
10 – Columbus Day
10 – Thanksgiving (Canada)
11 – National Sausage Pizza Day
11 – It’s My Party Day
12 – National Gumbo Day
12 – World Arthritis Day
12 – Cookbook Launch Day
12 – Emergency Nurses Day
12 – Take Your Parents To Lunch Day
13 – Yorkshire Pudding Day
13 – World Sight Day

National Dessert Day October 14


14 – National Dessert Day
14 – World Egg Day
14 – Be Bald And Free Day
15 – National Chicken Cacciatore Day
15 – Sweetest Day
16 – National Liqueur Day
16 – World Food Day
16 – Department Store Day
16 – Dictionary Day
17 – National Pasta Day
17 – Boss’s Day
17 – Wear Something Gaudy Day
18 – National Chocolate Cupcake Day
18 – No Beard Day
19 – National Seafood Bisque Day
19 – Evaluate Your Life Day
20 – National Brandied Fruit Day
21 – National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day
22 – National Nut Day
22 – Smart Is Cool Day
22 – Make A Difference Day
23 – National Boston Cream Pie Day
23 – Mother-In-Law Day
24 – National Bologna Day

World Pasta Day October 25


25 – World Pasta Day
25 – National Greasy Food Day
25 – Sourest Day
25 – International Artists Day
26 – National Mincemeat Day
26 – Howl At The Moon Day
27 – American Beer Day
28 – Wild Foods Day
28 – National Chocolate Day
28 – International Animation Day
29 – National Oatmeal Day
29 – National Cat Day
29 – Internet Day
30 – Haunted Refrigerator Night
30 – National Candy Corn Day
31 – Halloween
31 – National Candy Apple Day
31 – Magic Day

That’s a pretty big list isn’t it?

Now, write down a few of these October marketing ideas from the list and put your restaurant marketing thinking cap on.

Or better yet, you should save this October marketing calendar for future reference.

We always share several great ideas every month 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.

Got a suggestion for us or want to leave a comment? Feel free to speak your mind below.



The following two tabs change content below.
Profile pic
Downriver Restaurants Staff constantly search for the latest restaurant news and bring you the best restaurant and fast food coupons, discounts and deals you can use each and every month. Visit our COUPONS section to see what we have found. You can also follow Downriver Restaurants on social media for more exciting news and discount opportunities for the downriver community.

News Restaurant Marketing , , , ,

Save with coupons...

Free Restaurant Coupons

Your Comments

Follow Us on Twitter
Follow Us on Pinterest
Subscribe to Us on Youtube
Follow Us on Instagram
Follow Us on Google+

Get Updates

Subscribe now

Subscribe to our Mailing List
Get NEWS, REVIEWS, and COUPONS to use.

We respect your privacy and will never send spam.