Text message marketing allows restaurants, cafe’s, food trucks and more to reach out to their customer base and communicate specials, product updates, events, offer coupons, discounts and more. You can build deep loyalty by making your marketing efforts a conversation with your text club by providing regular and exclusive offers via text message, the most effective way to reach someone these days. The most popular use in these industries are to offer free or discounted drink and appetizer specials, mobile coupons and exclusive tasting events.
How text message marketing works for restaurants
Our text messaging service for the food service industry is easy to use with a simple web based dashboard. You can focus your marketing strategies for the walk up cafe to the fine dining restaurant in an affordable, time sensitive way to increase daily covers, up sell to increase ARPU, and move date sensitive products.
- Offer BOGO(Buy one/get one) appetizer/drink coupons to customers who text your keyword to our premium short code.
- Customers can send orders via text message for pick up or delivery by texting (“keyword” + “order”) to our premium short code. Set up to have all orders forwarded to an email address of your choice to be processed. Have an existing order system? Integrate with our flexible text messaging API.
- Allow customers to make a reservation by texting (“keyword” + reserve). We’ll help you set up a custom auto response that will ask how many and what time and format instructions. They’ll respond (“# of seats” + “time”) and the system will respond to confirm.
- Run weekly giveaways contests offering free appetizer or BOGO entree for first to respond.
- Send weekly chef special/wine special announcements.
- Send a time sensitive coupon to increase sales during slow times.
- Cross promote and drive customers to your text club using existing marketing, social media, table top and window displays and with our custom widget.