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Restaurant Marketing Ideas for November

Restaurant Marketing Ideas for November

Restaurant Marketing Ideas for November

It’s almost the end of the year and some major holidays are just around the corner, now is a fantastic time to take a fresh approach to your marketing and highlight what’s on your menu.It’s not always easy to think of new ideas and approaches that will make your restaurant stand out from the crowd; you need content that’s going to showcase your menu, venue, vision and values that appeals to your existing guests and attracts new customers.

We’re here with a month-long list of events happening in November that you could take part in.

It’s important to remember though, not everything on this list will be appropriate for your establishment and getting involved in events that don’t give your brand value isn’t going to be a good use of time, if you mishandle it, then it could end up damaging your reputation which is the opposite effect you’re aiming for!

When thinking about what events to take part in you need to remember to:

1. Choose events that are relevant to your brand and menu, and don’t go against the values of your brand.

2. Understand what the event is about. Always take the time to do a bit of research before adding an event to your calendar – if you misunderstand the point of an event or use a hashtag inappropriately you could end up getting negative reactions, causing a scandal or damaging your reputation.

This list covers events taking place in November, some of them are national days (celebrated in the UK, US, Europe, etc) but it doesn’t really matter if you’re not in the hosting country; social media and digital platforms are connecting people across the globe.

Some of the items on this list might look a bit odd at first glance, you might wonder why we’ve included them when they don’t directly relate to cooking or specific ingredients but stay with us and we’ll explain why they’re there a bit later on!
So, let’s get cracking with some fantastic ideas to boost your marketing potential over the course of the month.

Restaurant Marketing Ideas for All of November

  • World Vegan Month
  • Veg Pledge for Cancer Research UK
  • Good Nutrition Month

Food Items Celebrated in November:

  • Banana Pudding
  • Georgia Pecan
  • Peanut Butter
  • Pepper
  • Pomegranate
  • Raisin Bread

Weekly Awareness Events in November

  • UK Sausage Week (28th Oct – 3rd Nov)
  • International Stress Awareness Week (4th – 8th)
  • World Fair Trade Week (8th – 15th)
  • Alcohol Awareness Week (11th – 17th)
  • National School Meals Week (11th – 15th)
  • Italian Cuisine Week (21st – 27th)
  • Great British Game Week (25th – 1st Dec)

Why There Are Events Not Related to Food on a Restaurant Marketing List

As we mentioned at the beginning of this list, some of these events don’t have a connection to food, but they could still be useful for marketing your restaurant.

Let’s give you some fresh examples:

November 1st is National Career Development day in the US, but it’s a great opportunity for you as a business to showcase your venue. Telling people what you do, showing behind the scenes with your staff, and highlighting your values will enhance the credibility and trust in your business. Even if you’re not currently hiring, by building a solid foundation and highlighting the fantastic working conditions and operations of your business will encourage future job seekers to apply with you, and it shows your general audience (your paying customers) that you’re an ethical and outstanding venue that they can be happy spending their money with.

24th November is Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day – This is a brilliant opportunity to share some of the techniques that your restaurant utilises to make your dishes. Let people see just how talented your staff are, and how the food you create isn’t something that can be done easily at home – and you’re giving customers more reasons to come in and try the dishes for themselves.

Even location celebrations are a point for marketing if they’re relevant for your business, for example – if you serve a mean Mississippi Mud Pie, then celebrating National Mississippi Day on the 30th seems like a no-brainer!

When people are focused on a certain item, value or location, and it’s relevant to your business – then it makes sense to celebrate along with them.

Just make sure, that whatever dates you choose are relevant to your business, will add value to your strategy, and that you absolutely understand the meaning and usage of the hashtags or events!

What Should You Be Asking Yourself Before Adding the Dates to Your Schedule?

We’ve stressed this a few times, but it’s important so we’ll say it again – don’t spend your time on events or strategies that aren’t going to benefit your restaurant.

Your time is valuable, you want to make sure you spend it on events and promotions that are going to interest people and drive traffic to your venue.

When making your calendar choices, you need to ask yourself:

  • Does the event fit with my establishment?
  • Does it match my vision and values?
  • Is there a good reason to celebrate this date?
  • Will people understand why my venue can be associated with this event?
  • Does the day highlight something about my business? (Menu, Venue, Staff, Brand, etc)
  • Do I know what this event is really about and who it’s aimed at?
  • Does this event have any problems or scandals associated with it that might hurt my brand?
  • Will my customers be interested in this?
  • Will my potential customers be interested in this?

After you’ve been through these questions, you’ll have a very good idea as to whether or not you want to add the date to your calendar.

If you’ve answered these questions and you’re still unsure, then you’ve already got your answer – no. Only spend your time on the things that are a good match for you and will enhance your business in some way (this doesn’t have to just be financial, it could also be building your reputation, getting more engagement, growing trust, etc).

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1st November

  • Calzone Day
  • Cook for Your Pet Day
  • French Fried Clam Day
  • World Vinegar Day
  • World Vegan Day
  • National Career Development Day (US)

2nd November

  • Devilled Egg Day
  • National Bison Day (US)

3rd November

  • Sandwich Day
  • Housewife’s Day
  • Zero Tasking Day

4th November

  • Candy Day
  • Use Your Common Sense Day
  • King Tut Day
  • National Chicken Lady Day
  • Colour the World Orange Day

5th November

  • Guy Fawkes Night
  • Love Your Red Hair Day

6th November

  • Nacho Day
  • Saxophone Day
  • National Stress Awareness Day (UK)

7th November

  • International Stout Day
  • Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
  • Men Make Dinner Day
  • Hug a Bear Day

8th November

  • Cappuccino Day
  • Harvey Wallbanger Day
  • Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day
  • National Parents as Teachers Day
  • International Tempranillo Day
  • Guinness World Record Da

9th November

  • Scrapple Day
  • National Louisiana Day
  • Chaos Never Dies Day
  • World Freedom Day

10th November

  • Scrapple Day
  • National Louisiana Day
  • Chaos Never Dies Day
  • World Freedom Day

11th November

  • Pocky & Pretz Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Sundae Day
  • Origami Day
  • National Chocolates Day (SWE)

12th November

  • Pizza with the Works (Except Anchovies) Day
  • Cape Day
  • French Dip Day
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul Day

13th November

  • Indian Pudding Day
  • World Kindness Day

14th November

  • Spicy Guacamole Day
  • Pickle Day
  • World Diabetes Day
  • World Quality Day
  • Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day

15th November

  • Spicy Hermit Cookie Day
  • Raisin Bran Cereal Day
  • Bundt Cake Day
  • Philanthropy Day
  • Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day

16th November

  • Fast Food Day
  • Button Day
  • International Day for Tolerance

17th November

  • Baklava Day
  • Bread Day
  • International Student Day
  • International Happy Gose Day

18th November

  • Vichyssoise Day
  • Children in Need
  • Princess Day
  • Mickey Mouse’s Birthday

19th November

  • Carbonated Beverages with Caffeine Day
  • International Men’s Day

20th November

  • Peanut Butter Fudge Day
  • Universal Children’s Day
  • Transgender Day of Remembrance
  • Carers Rights Day
  • National Absurdity Day
  • Beaujolais Nouveau Day

21st November

  • Stuffing Day
  • World Hello Day
  • World Television Day
  • Gingerbread Cookie Day
  • False Confession Day

22nd November

  • Cranberry Relish Day

23rd November

  • Peanut Butter Fudge Day
  • Universal Children’s Day
  • Transgender Day of Remembrance
  • Carers Rights Day
  • National Absurdity Day
  • Beaujolais Nouveau Day

24th November

  • Sardines Day
  • Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day

25th November

  • Parfait Day
  • Playday
  • Blasé Day
  • Shopping Reminder Day

26th November

  • Cake Day

27th November

  • Bavarian Cream Pie Day
  • Craft Jerky Day

28th November

  • Thanksgiving Day (US)
  • Turkey-Free Thanksgiving (US)

29th November

  • Black Friday
  • Day of Listening
  • Native American Heritage Day
  • Throw Out Your Leftovers Day
  • Lemon Cream Pie Day
  • Maize Day
  • Electronic Greetings Day
  • Square Dancing Day

30th November

  • Mousse Day
  • Small Business Saturday
  • Computer Security Day
  • St Andrews Day
  • Personal Space Day
  • Mason Jar Day
  • National Mississippi Day


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