Creativity should not be underrated. Right now, more than ever, business owners must exercise some out-of-the-box concepts. With dining rooms closed and some cities not living quite up to normalcy yet, proprietors are going to have to stretch the limits to bring in new avenues of revenue. It could be the very lifeline needed to help the establishment survive the pandemic. If you’re looking to branch out, here are three things that may work.
1. Offer Hot Prepackaged Meals
While many diners are cautious about eating inside of establishments, they are not turning completely away from restaurants. They are simply looking for ways to make dining out a bit more comforting and simple. Therefore, advertise that you can make nightly meals easier. Have some of your popular and delicious items prepackaged and available in hot food display equipment. This minimizes contact, showcases your delectables and allows for customers to quickly snag what they desire.
2. Go Into the Communities
Network with neighborhoods, hosting special evenings for certain locals. Can you offer the baseball or football teams a special price for the evening? Let the parents pick up something rather than fix a late night dinner. Maybe you can coordinate orders and have a drop off spot within the area. The residents can post your interest in a mass order on one of the local social media networks. Have one person go out to deliver it all at once.
3. Brainstorm Some Cool Dining Kits
You don’t have to cook to provide dinner. For some, they want the opportunity to enjoy something delicious but in a new inventive way. Start brainstorming how you can put together meal or snack kits using the ingredients in your kitchen. This allows you to use up your materials while allowing those stuck at home to have an enjoyable activity.
Tough times mean pushing your boundaries. Think beyond your traditional methods. Embrace something new.