June is a huge marketing month for restaurant owners.
As warmer weather hits the country and states are starting to lift they’re stay-at-home restrictions, more people will be looking for opportunities to spend the day outdoors.
And no outing is complete without a trip to a much-loved or much-anticipated restaurant. A delicious meal is the perfect way to top of a great day.
The month of June also has some huge holidays for restaurant owners looking for restaurant marketing ideas for June to take advantage of.
Father’s Day is the most common holiday in June, for instance, and many restaurants go all out to try and make June a hugely profitable month.
But that’s not all June offers when it comes to sales and marketing opportunities.
June is also Entrepreneurs “Do It Yourself” Marketing Month, so it only makes sense to explore other possibilities to grow your business.
For food related marketing, June is Country Cooking Month, National Dairy Month, National Frozen Yogurt Month, National Iced Tea Month, and National Soul Food Month, among others.
If that isn’t enough to get your menu marketing ideas sizzling, specific days of the month include National Cheese Day, National Doughnut Day, National Corn on the Cob Day, National Strawberry Shortcake Day, National Catfish Day and much more.
June has a ridiculous amount of national food holidays. There really is a food holiday for every kind of restaurant in June.
Here’s a long list of special food holidays to help you with your restaurant marketing ideas for June.
1 – Say Something Nice Day
1 – Flip a Coin Day
2 – National Rocky Road Day
2 – Leave the Office Early Day
2 – National Cancer Survivors Day
3 – National Egg Day
4 – National Cheese Day
4 – Old Maid’s Day
5 – National Gingerbread Day
5 – World Environment Day
5 – National Running Day
6 – D-Day
6 – National Applesauce Cake Day
6 – National Yo-Yo Day
7 – National Doughnut Day
7 – National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
8 – World Gin Day
8 – World Oceans Day
8 – National Best Friend Day
8 – Upsy Daisy Day
9 – National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day
10 – National Iced Tea Day
11 – National Corn on the Cob Day
11 – National German Chocolate Cake Day
12 – National Peanut Butter Cookie Day
12 – Red Rose Day
14 – National Flag Day
14 – National Strawberry Shortcake Day
14 – World Blood Donor Day
16 – Father’s Day
16 – National Fudge Day
17 – National Apple Strudel Day
17 – Eat Your Vegetables Day
18 – International Sushi Day
18 – International Picnic Day
18 – National Splurge Day
18 – Go Fishing Day
19 – National Martini Day
20 – National Vanilla Milkshake Day
20 – National Ice Cream Soda Day
20 – International Surfing Day
20 – American Eagle Day
21 – National Peaches & Cream Day
22 – National Chocolate Eclair Day
22 – National Onion Rings Day
23 – National Pecan Sandy Day
24 – National Pralines Day
25 – National Catfish Day
25 – National Strawberry Parfait Day
26 – National Chocolate Pudding Day
26 – Beautician’s Day
26 – Canoe Day
27 – Sunglasses Day
28 – National Tapioca Day
29 – Camera Day
29 – Waffle Iron Day
30 – Meteor Watch Day
30 – Social Media Day
June also just happens to be Gay Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots that occurred at the end of June 1969. This is a fantastic cause that plenty of national and international corporations get behind. Skittles, for example, took the color out of their famous colorful sweets to raise awareness for the movement and to generate some major press coverage.
As a bar or restaurant owner, you should always show support for worthy causes, and it can also help you boost community spirit and get more customers who also support it.
A simple way to show your support is to adorn your restaurant with the rainbow flag. Bars could go one step further and get rainbow beer mats printed or redesign menus to have a rainbow border.
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 June was first published on RestaurantNews.