With all the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping, it should be no surprise that consumers rely on the convenience of quick serve restaurants. In fact, QSRs, especially those that are located in malls, experience big spikes in customer traffic every November and December. Hungry holiday shoppers are grabbing more meals on the run while shopping on Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, and even Christmas Eve when one in 10 consumers will dine out.
BE PREPARED FOR A CHANGE IN RESTAURANT TRAFFIC DURING THE HOLIDAYS
There is opportunity to be had for QSRs who have the foresight to be ready for a potential surge of business during the holiday season. If your Samurai Sam’s® restaurant is in a high traffic location, be ready:
- Look at seasonal patterns to determine whether you need to stock extra ingredients to make additional meals.
- Schedule enough staff to serve customers efficiently, and hire seasonal help if needed.
- Consider opening earlier or closing later.
- Help drive customers to your business with special promotions for the holidays and seasonal items.
- Take advantage of seasonal catering opportunities, if your Samurai Sam’s location offers catering.
If you’ve thought about owning your own QSR, there’s no better time than now to get started before the next holiday season. Learn more about becoming a Samurai Sam’s Teriyaki Grill® franchise owner today.
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