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Restaurant marketing plan for small business owners

As a restaurant owner, regularly finding time to identify and get new customers to your local restaurant can be a major restaurant management challenge. As with many small business owners, a great amount of time is spent learning new small business techniques and marketing tricks to better service customers while also managing everyday administrative, inventory & staff training duties of the restaurant.

Whether you are a quick service restaurant owner, own a fast casual restaurant, are in the casual dining space or run a fine dining restaurant, there are so many things that make up for a restaurant marketing plan that will grow your business. Creating the perfect all-day offerings, balancing healthfulness and even marketing innovation are just a few of the creative aspects each restaurant owner faces as a small business owner. Other daily dealings include inventory, vendors and even making decisions on potential food and restaurant delivery options like Uber Eats and Grub Hub.

Maybe you are a single restaurant franchise owner or a multi-unit franchise owner who needs small business resources to grow local business by conforming to brand standards and following restaurant operations manuals.

With all of these aspects vying for your time as a restaurant owner, customer acquisition can often fall down the list of priorities. While it may be easy to brush restaurant marketing ideas aside to deal with the daily duties of running the restaurant, it can often be a mistake that many owners make.

In the end, it’s all about bringing in new customers and creating an atmosphere that drives customer loyalty and repeat business.  You could have the perfect recipes and décor but until new customers come in, it makes no difference.

Small business owners are always looking for small business marketing tips and ways to actively promote their restaurants and boost their customer acquisition strategy. A customer strategy that will perfectly complement their restaurant marketing plan.

Not all restaurant marketing plans can bring you success and there is no “magic” when it comes to marketing a restaurant. Restaurant patrons are also not all equal. Discount driven consumers don’t typically drive the best restaurant margins…’s the long-term loyal customers that are the heartbeat of restaurant growth.

Welcomemat Services promotes your restaurant in the neighborhood and helps you get the right set of customers who are most likely to become your loyal customers- New families and individuals moving to your area.

New movers to a neighborhood are 5 times more likely to become your loyal customers.

Did you know local restaurants are the most sought after local businesses by new movers after a recent move.

Become their favorite local business in the neighborhood before your competitor does.

By leaving your new customer acquisition and marketing to us, you can focus on what you do best – managing your restaurant and growing your small business.

Restaurant management doesn’t have to be hard and Welcomemat can help by bringing in more customer to your small business. Speak to your local marketing representative to get free marketing tips for your small business today.


Unique benefits of our restaurant specific new mover marketing program


 You pick the areas & zip codes that you want to market your business in

Get more customers and boost your restaurant management skills with insights about your new customers

Each month we target a new group of new movers for your restaurant & advertise your small business.

We create a unique marketing solution for your restaurant that focuses on your local brand

Improve your restaurant ROI with insights that show you effectiveness of your new restaurant marketing campaign

We send ‘thank you for visiting’ cards to all your new customers on your behalf and with your approval

Know your exact customer acquisition cost for every new customer. Insights like these can help you better your restaurant marketing efforts.

Simple & trackable program which tells you your exact marketing ROI

Try our add-on restaurant-centric customer loyalty program- Mobile Punchcard

Social media promotion- We promote your restaurant on Facebook & Instagram and increase followers of your business Facebook page.


The best marketing tips and customer loyalty program for your small business.


 Leave the promotion of your restaurant to us while you manage other business aspects like hiring & training, staff retention, etc.

Introduce your local restaurant to hundreds of new movers to your neighborhood every month & get a chance to make them your loyal customers.

Welcomemat is an expert in restaurant marketing & provides you with the best business tips to promote your local restaurant. We will also help you with your social media marketing & promote specials from the menu for you.

Talk to us to see how our local marketing program can help grow your business.

Our new mover marketing and local promotional program for restaurants is being used by hundreds of restaurants all over the country as a small business advertising tool.

Our Results

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Porter House Beer

We use Welcomemat Services at Fifth Group Restaurants – it is an integral, essential component of our marketing plans…highly recommend!
– Michael Erickson, Fifth Group Restaurants