Should Santa Visit Your Restaurant This Year?

“Oh boy you’re going to regret writing this one” – My Wife

So we’re back with another one of these “Pandemic” articles. This one focused on having Santa in your store, which, of course is a classic pastime AND a great revenue driver for your business.

How on earth can you get Santa involved with your restaurant?

Here are a couple ideas that we think will make all your customers happy.

1. Have a Santa Hotline or have Santa Send Christmas Cards.

Of course, if you want to have Santa visit your store, you can have him do it in a non-traditional method. There are several phone lines available where people can talk to people, and I’m sure there is even a ZOOM channel this year.

Or you can kick it old school and have children write letters Santa and he can write them back (perhaps with a coupon for a free dessert as well!)

2. Schedule Santa Visits

Of course, if you want to have an in-store experience, you can always schedule times for people to come in and visit with Santa. This should help manage overloading your store with capacity limits and spread out the visits.

3. Consider special hours for those with special needs

This one has been around for years, but this year, perhaps the definition of special needs is changing a bit. This could include someone who is immunocompromised or just someone who has more concern parents. Most of you have clients who have stuck with you this entire time, but order to go, so this could be a nice way to show that your thinking about them.

So there you have it. 3 ways to bring Santa to your store in 2020.

If you’re doing something different, we’d love to hear about it. We’ll update the article with your idea.

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