Restaurant Marketing Ideas for January

For restaurant owners and operators, there’s no better way to start off the New Year than with a tasty selection of restaurant marketing ideas.  It’s the right time of year to explore your creative side as January is International Creativity Month and International New Year’s Resolution Month for Business.

Whether a restaurant owner or guest, be sure to show your appreciation this month by celebrating and honoring Be Kind to Food Servers Month and National Thank You Month.

January is also Hot Tea Month, Oatmeal Month, International Brain Teaser Month, Shape Up US Month and National Blood Donor Month.

For beverage marketing, warm your guests up with something special on Hot Buttered Rum Day, Hot Toddy Day, Irish Coffee Day and National Bloody Mary Day.

January kicks off with National Buffet Day and Buffet Week.  Special food days for menu marketing include days celebrating Apricots, Beans, Bittersweet Chocolate, Blonde Brownies, Blueberry Pancakes, Buttercrunch, Cheese, Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Covered Cherries, Cornchips, Creampuffs, Croissants, English Toffee, Hot and Spicy Foods, Marzipan, Milk, Pastrami, Peach Melba, Peanut Brittle, Peanut Butter, Pie, Popcorn, Rhubarb, Shortbread, Spaghetti, Strawberry Ice Cream, Tempura and Whip Cream.

For social media and offline marketing, the following days offer up fun and unique opportunities:  Backward Day, Compliment Day, Cuddle Up Day, Ditch New Years Resolutions Day, Dress Up Your Pet Day, Fruitcake Toss Day, Fun at Work Day, Global Belly Laugh Day, Hugging Day, Inspire Your Heart with Art Day, International Sweatpants Day, Make Your Dream Come True Day, Measure Your Feet Day, National Hat Day, National Kazoo Day, National Science Fiction Day, Opposite Day, Puzzle Day, Rubber Duckie Day, Talk Like a Grizzled Prospector Day, Trivia Day and Winnie the Pooh Day.

Here’s your restaurant marketing calendar for January:

Hot Tea Month
National Thank You Month
Be Kind to Food Servers Month
International Brain Teaser Month
International Creativity Month
International New Year’s Resolution Month for Business
Oatmeal Month
Shape Up US Month
National Blood Donor Month
National Soup Month

1 – New Year’s Day
1 – Bloody Mary Day
2 – Buffet Day and start of Buffet Week
2 – National Creampuff Day
2 – National Science Fiction Day
3 – Drinking Straw Day
3 – Chocolate Covered Cherry Day
4 – Spaghetti Day
4 – Pop Music Chart Day
4 – Trivia Day
5 – National Whip Cream Day
5 – National Bird Day
6 – Cuddle Up Day
6 – Bean Day
6 – Shortbread Day
7 – Tempura Day
8 – National English Toffee Day
9 – Apricot Day
10 – Bittersweet Chocolate Day
11 – Hot Toddy Day
11 – National Milk Day
12 – Fruitcake Toss Day
12 – Marzipan Day
13 – Peach Melba Day
13 – Clean Off Your Desk Day
13 – Make Your Dream Come True Day
13 – Rubber Duckie Day
14 – Hot Pastrami Day
14 – Dress Up Your Pet Day
15 – Strawberry Ice Cream Day
15 – National Hat Day
16 – Fig Newton Day
16 – Nothing Day
16 – International Hot and Spicy Food Day
17 – Ditch New Years Resolutions Day
17 – Hot Buttered Rum Day
18 – Winnie the Pooh Day
18 – Slow Cooking Month begins
19 – Popcorn Day
20 – Cheese Lover’s Day
20 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
20 – Disc Jockey Day
20 – National Buttercrunch Day
20 – Penguin Awareness Day
21 – Granola Bar Day
21 – Squirrel Appreciation Day
21 – Hugging Day
21 – International Sweatpants Day
22 – National Blonde Brownie Day
23 – National Pie Day
23 – Rhubarb Day
23 – Handwriting Day
23 – Measure Your Feet Day
24 – Global Belly Laugh Day
24 – National Peanut Butter Day
24 – Compliment Day
24 – Talk Like a Grizzled Prospector Day
25 – Irish Coffee Day
25 – Opposite Day
26 – Spouse’s Day
26 – National Peanut Brittle Day
27 – Chocolate Cake Day
27 – Punch the Clock Day
28 – Blueberry Pancake Day
28 – Fun at Work Day
28 – National Kazoo Day
29 – National Cornchip Day
29 – Puzzle Day
30 – Croissant Day
31 – Bread Month begins
31 – Backward Day
31 – Inspire Your Heart with Art Day

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