Does your restaurant offer a special menu or catering for the Christmas Season? Do you offer reservations and accommodations for large parties or business dinners? I offer a variety of free customizable Christmas Menu Templates for restaurants which you can find at the end of this article.
More and more often, families are moving away from the traditional large family dinner at a family member’s home and opting instead to go out to dinner to celebrate a holiday or other special day. By offering a seasonal menu for the Christmas Holiday, you can help these families celebrate and share in their love of the holiday with a menu that can resemble the more traditional meals of the day such as turkey, ham, or roast beef; or offer your customers a unique experience to truly make it a worldwide holiday experience. If you offer catering or seating for large parties, my Christmas Menu Templates can be used to communicate those special offerings as well.
As an added benefit to your business, staying open or opening for abbreviated hours on a day where you would otherwise lose sales, allows you to enjoy a nice sales boost near the end of the calendar year. A special one-day menu also provides an opportunity to serve only specific foods for the holiday which will help in organizing the kitchen and in ordering supplies for the day. However, in addition to targeting the specific day, you can also use this same menu throughout the Christmas season to offer on trend seasonal flavors and entice those consumers who look for specific flavors at that time of the year. Pumpkin spice, gingerbread, or peppermint anyone? It also allows you to take advantage of seasonally available fruits and vegetables, thereby cutting costs and helping the bottom line.
When one considers that the number of times the average person dines out increases in the fall and continues past the Christmas season, having limited time offerings of seasonally specific ingredients is a smart thing to do and the added foot traffic of holiday diners brings the benefit of additional reviews. A pleasant holiday themed dining experience will have the same customers returning throughout the year to enjoy your regular offerings. If your patrons enjoy the holiday dinner, there is a good chance that they will return the next year as well and a great experience will have them sharing it on social media and with their friends and family.
My pre-designed Christmas themed menu templates are easily customizable with Microsoft Word or a PDF editor so you can create, display, and advertise your special menu for the Christmas Season. Using my Christmas Menu Templates to alert your customers to the special meal ahead of time, will help to attract even more diners for a profitable season.[ads]