Let’s face it, Valentine’s Day is one of the busiest times of the year for the food industry. Not interested in the festivities? Well, this is one of those times that it’s better to be in than out.

So, if you haven’t decided on what to do for your guests on Valentine’s Day, don’t worry, its not too late. Here are 4 tips on how to engage your guests for Valentine’s Day:

  1. Pick a theme for that day. It doesn’t have to be a whole decked out theme with hearts and cupids. Think outside the box like a cruise theme or even a Hawaiian theme. Just something to give a feel of vacation and romance.
  2. Make it fun for families. There are many cases where parents of small children aren’t able to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Thinking of eating at restaurant with the kids seems impossible or just too damn hard (believe me, I’ve been there). Make your Valentine’s Day is fun for the kids too so the parents can have a great time as family. You can include activities, games, and yummy treats to win.
  3. Everyone likes to be remembered on Valentine’s Day. Give guests a rose at the door or even a cute little card with heart shaped chocolate to go with their receipt after dining. Make it special. Growing a seed now will go a long way for the next Valentine’s day.
  4. Make sure to announce all of this on your website and social media. This will get folks excited and help them plan to make an appearance.

I hope these tips help your food business on this Valentine’s Day and the next.