3 Text Marketing Ideas to Boost Your Restaurant and Bar Business This Cinco de Mayo

01 May
Text Marketing is always an effective way to drive traffic to your business, but holidays that focus on eating and drinking, like Cinco de Mayo, present an added opportunity. According to Modern Restaurant Management, both restaurants and bars can expect a bump in traffic, with bars reaping even bigger rewards. With that in mind, now’s the time to maximize your profits using text message marketing.

Here are a few texting ideas to get you rolling:

1. Market a Keyword to Grow Your List

To get the most out of text marketing, you need a strong list of opted-in customers. The best way to do this is with a Keyword campaign, especially if it rewards new subscribers. Consider placing your Keyword and short code on signs in your establishment or at the bottom of the check. It could that say something like, “Text CINCO to 313131 to get 10% off your next margarita!” In this example, CINCO is your Keyword and 313131 is your short code. Mass texting platforms like EZ Texting provide you with the short code and let you reserve customized Keywords when you sign up for a plan.

text marketing for cinco de mayo keyword example

2. Send Limited-Time Promotions Via Text

If you want to drive traffic to your business on a specific day, like Cinco de Mayo, create a limited time-only promotion. For example, you could send a text that says, “This Saturday only! Get a free side of guacamole when you show this message at the counter!”

text marketing for cinco de mayo promotion example

3. Use Text Messages to Keep Your Business Top-of-Mind

Even if your business doesn’t fit with the Cinco de Mayo theme, you can use the holiday to boost engagement with your contacts. For example, send a text message that says something like, “California Grill wishes you a Happy Cinco De Mayo! Check out our Happy Hour Specials this week, featuring beers Mexico and beyond: https//clk2.me/HRvz.”

text marketing for cinco de mayo notification example

Is Your Business Text Marketing?

Marketing your restaurant or bar is an ongoing challenge, but texting can help lighten the load at a low cost. Before the next big holiday rolls around, why not let the experts at EZ Texting give you a hand? We’re experts at helping hospitality businesses get up and running -- and thriving -- with texting.

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