What Your Restaurant Can Do To Generate Revenue During Thanksgiving

What Your Restaurant Can Do To Generate Revenue During Thanksgiving

Each individual has their own personal explanation of what Thanksgiving means to them. The general, modern celebration of Thanksgiving however, is characterized as an opportunity to enjoy quality time with friends, family, food, the occasional beverage, large parades, and yes, often the game of football.  

It’s also a time to reflect, set aside political and corporate related agendas and turn a blind eye to the negative news surrounding us from around the world. Smiles, laughter, and memorable experiences are often shared over the course of the long weekend.

With so much focus around food, drink, and togetherness; what does all of this mean for restaurants on Thanksgiving?

Well, restaurants aim for a similar experience each and every day— offering food, beverage, smiles, laughter, and memorable moments with friends, co-workers, family, and loved ones.

Depending on the restaurant concept and its location, there likely lies a large opportunity to generate awareness, increase revenue, develop repeat customers, or hopefully, a combination of the three.

Here are six elements to consider for your restaurant around Thanksgiving:

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Philadelphia Restaurants Offer Take-Out Thanksgiving Dinners

Philadelphia Restaurants Offer Take-Out Thanksgiving Dinners

By Kae Lani Kennedy, Foodable Contributor

No stress – no mess!  Chefs in Philadelphia are taking the worries out of Thanksgiving by offering complete prix fixe feasts to take home for the holiday. But these aren’t your average turkey dinners – from regional delights to strict dietary restrictions, each chef brings his or her own unique take on this traditional holiday meal, guaranteeing that no diner goes hungry on Thanksgiving Day.

Percy Street's Texas Barbecue with a Side of Charity

Every other day of the year chef Steven Cook, and chef Michael Solomonov of Percy Street serve up some of Philadelphia’s best Texas-style barbecue, with a variety of slowly cooked meats paired with baked beans, coleslaw, and other classic barbecue sides. But for Thanksgiving, the chefs are bringing their tangy, barbecue flavors sure to please the whole family. The very rich and filling menu feeds 6 to 8 people and features a 15 lbs. smoked turkey with gut busting sides like cornbread and sausage stuffing, mashed sweet potatoes with toasted marshmallows and collard greens, and for desert, baked apples and a pecan pie. Along with feeding your family, for every turkey sold, Percy Street will donate a turkey to a local food bank.

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