It’s time for school to start back up. That means it’s time for parents to get back in the swing of things like school car pool, nightly homework, and meal planning. Why not create dinner promotions that are irresistible for them to pass up. It’s nice to also include teachers, students, and anyone involved in the education system. Here are the 5 best back-to-school restaurant promotions—all easy to implement through your Point-of-Sale (POS) system.
1. Include the Whole Family
Back-to-school affects the whole family. Why not create a carryout family-style menu to promote time savings and convenience. Or for large families, the buy one get one (BOGO) promotions work well. An example would be buy one entrée, receive a free kid’s entrée every Tuesday night from 4pm – 8pm.
2. Show Teachers Some Love
Don’t forget about educators. They like a great deal and can benefit too. Have them show their teacher ID for discount off a purchase or a promotion like “Teacher’s Night Out” happy hour.
3. Reward Great Grades
Most parents encourage their kids to get good grades. Why not help them out with some incentives for parents and kids to want to come into your restaurant. For example, encourage kids to bring in their report cards to receive a free dessert for great grades.
4. Cater To College Students
If you live in a college town, you’ve got to cater to college students. Giving them incentives to come in is a great way to increase your bottom line. Give a discount on certain nights with a purchase and a flash of their student ID.
5. Promote Loyalty
Don’t forget to utilize your customer loyalty program within your POS software. It’s always a great way to collect data, and study customer habits. You can send emails or SMS text to loyal customers to let them know what promotions and discounts are available each month. You could even add punch cards that get marked off every time they eat. For example, receive a free dessert after 5 entrée purchases.
Whatever back-to-school restaurant promotion you decide to do, it’s easy to implement discounts and promotions with a quality POS like Bepoz. It will also be easy to pull up your reports and analytics to keep a handle on your success through your POS as well. Not sure how that all works in regard to your POS software, or maybe looking to upgrade? Give Bepoz a call for a free demo.