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Using Food Holidays to Drive Business

Having an online presence that drives customers through your doors, is becoming increasingly important as people spend more time online. With the amount of food holidays, there is always a reason to celebrate! A food holiday can be a creative and strategic way to attract new customers, while engaging with existing ones.

Use your social media accounts as well as in store signage to spread the word. Encourage guests to share the occasion using the relevant food holiday hashtag and tagging your location. This would be free advertising for your restaurant- the best kind!

Below are some relevant food holidays to consider using:

January

Soup Month

4th: Spaghetti Day

20th: Cheese Lovers Day

February

Chocolate Lovers Month

5th: World Nutella Day

7th: Fettuccine Alfredo Day

9th: Pizza Day

13th: Tortellini Day, Italian Food Day

22nd: Hot Sauce Day

25th: Clam Chowder Day

March

9th: Meatball Day

12th: Baked Scallops Day

16th: Artichoke Hearts Day

20th: Ravioli Day

21st: Tiramisu Day

24th: Cheesesteak Day

26th: Spinach Day

31st: Clams Day

April

Grilled Cheese Month

6th: Carbonara Day, Fresh Tomato Day

7th: Beer Day

12th: Grilled Cheese Day

27th: Prime Rib Day

29th: Shrimp Scampi Day

May

Hamburger Month

5th: Hoagie Day

8th: Have a Coke Day

9th: Shrimp Day

25th: Wine Day

28th: Beef Day

3rd Friday of May: Pizza Party Day

June

1st: Olive Day

4th: Cheese Day

11th: Margherita Pizza Day

15th: Lobster Day

16th: Cannoli Day

22nd: Onion Ring Day

July

4th: Barbecue Day, Caesar Salad Day

6th: Fried Chicken Day

13th: French Fry Day

29th: Chicken Wing Day, Lasagna Day

30th: Cheesecake Day

August

Sandwich and Panini Month

6th: Root Beer Float Day

8th: Zucchini Day

11th: Panini Day

17th Eggplant Day

19th: Hot and Spicy Day

20th: Bacon Lovers Day

27th: Burger Day

31st: Eat Outside Day

September

Mushroom Month

3rd: Baby Back Ribs Day

5th: Cheese Pizza Day

14th: Eat a Hoagie day

15th: Linguine Day, Double Cheeseburger Day

18th: Cheeseburger day

20th: Pepperoni Pizza Day

29th: Coffee Day

October

Pasta Month

Pizza Month

1st: World Vegetarian Day

7th: Mussel Day

11th: Sausage Pizza Day

14th: Dessert Day

15th: Mushroom Day

16th: World Bread day

19th: Seafood Bisque Day

25th: Greasy Foods Day

28th: Chocolate Day

November

Pepper Month

1st: World Vegan Day

3rd: Sandwich Day

6th: Nachos Day

12th: Pulled Pork Day

23rd: Espresso Day

26th: Cake Day

December

4th: Cookie Day

5th: Comfort Food Day

9th: Pastry Day

21st: Hamburger Day

We hope this gave you some great ideas and got you thinking about how you could possibly leverage some of these days for your restaurant. Let us know which ones you tried by tagging us @ferraro.foods on Instagram or @ferrarofoods.foodservice on Facebook. Good luck!