Attract young families to your restaurant. Restaurant Hospitality and the NMRA know frequent family diners mean a better bottom line for your restaurant. But how to attract them? Fresh, locally-sourced, simple meals are key. But what else will keep your tables filled? Here are some great suggestions:
Offer nutritious and delicious meals. Good for you does not mean bring. Therefore, fresh ingredients, cooked with eye appeal and taste win over fussy kid diners. Make protein, vegetables, fruits and grains fun. This will please parents and kid diners alike. Rotate seasonal menu, give families fruits and veggies in their peak season goodness.
How can you best cater to families and their needs?
Provide amenities they want.
You don’t have to build an amusement park in your restaurant. Free Wi-Fi is plenty. How many kids do you notice in your restaurant with a tablet or smartphone? Make sure seating is spacious enough for the whole brood. Make your space the attractive alternative to grab-a-burger-on-the run. Invest in high chairs, tables to fit a family and a spot for strollers.
Stress a casual atmosphere.
Create a restaurant environment where kids and young families are comfortable hanging out. Add fun drawings and upbeat music. Offer a living room-like vibe which parents and kids can relax and enjoy
Offer convenient options.
Make the meal convenient. Whether or not it’s take-out or dine-in, remove the hassle. Parents want to keep their kids in line, fresh, easy to order meals and friendly staff, Provide that, and you will soon win your way into a young family’s good graces.
See what else you can do to capture those young families here.