Preparing to Get Lucky On St. Patrick’s Day!

March 17th is right around the corner, and NOW is the time to start preparing your restaurant for this epic holiday. You can help increase sales in one of two ways, and you still have plenty of time to put these plans in place. The first is through incredible promotions, events, and discounts, the second is with a fun and festive menu. You can do one, the other, or both, and make this holiday a great way for your restaurant to get new customers and boost sales. Here at Fast Fix LLC, we can do more than help repair commercial restaurant appliances in Mid-Missouri, we can also provide great ideas to keep your restaurant thriving. Here are a few things you can do over the next few weeks to get ready for the luckiest day of the year!

1. Offer Great Promotions

Make some great promotions available to your loyal and new customers on March 17th. This can be a fun way to both make your “old faithful” feel special, but also bring in the new clientele because they want to be apart of the excitement.

Play Live Music - Maybe Even a Bagpipe!
Traditional Irish music can be the perfect way to get your guests in the mood for dancing and enjoying themselves. You could hire a local group who specializes in folk music, or you could even look for a bagpipe player to really spice things up! Be sure to think about your space before hiring a band, and make sure that there will be plenty of power supply, a corner or stage for them to play on, and maybe even plenty of room for dancing.

Plan for Safe Travel
If you want to go above and beyond for your guests, think ahead and see what you can do to help make sure that your guests get home safe. This can involve partnering with a local cab company, or offering promo codes for driving services. St. Patrick’s Day can get a little rowdier than your average weekend or even holiday, so taking measures to think ahead for your guests shows how much you care about them.

Create a Photo Booth
If you have a younger crowd, photo booths can still be a great way to amp up the fun AND market your business. Be sure to add lots of festive props, big red bears, leprechaun hats, and fun sayings for them to hold up. You may also want to make sure that the background features your name and logo, and then encourage guests to post photos using a hashtag that you create! This can be a great marketing strategy as well!

Hide and Seek - Irish Style!
Looking for a fun Patty party idea? Hide some four-leaf clovers around the restaurant for guests to discover. You can let them know through social media that they will be available under random chairs, and whoever gets one has an automatic chance to win something cool!

2. Lucky Menu Ideas for St. Patrick’s Day 

Need some ideas on what to serve up for this fun Irish holiday? There are so many classic and customary dishes you can choose from. There are also the somewhat cheesy, but really fun ones as well (like green eggs & ham ... or any other green food you can think of!). Here are a few delicious suggestions to get your mind (and tastebuds) going!
  • Soda Bread
  • Corned Beef Hash
  • Colcannon
  • Chocolate Stout Layer Cake
  • Cheese Fondue with Beer and Bourbon
  • Grilled Corned Beef and Fontina Sandwiches
  • Irish Corned Beef and Vegetables
  • Guinness Mustard
  • Corned Beef and Cabbage Egg Rolls
  • Dublin Iced Coffee
  • Crispy Sausage and Cabbage
  • Shepherd’s Pie
  • Chocolate Guinness Float
  • Irish Iced Coffee
  • Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup
  • Roasted Potato Bread
  • Anything green (green beer, green desserts, green drinks, you get the idea!)

May You Have the Luck of the Irish!

There’s still plenty of time for you to prepare for this fun and festive holiday - so take a few moments to plan a fun menu, choose a few promotions, and get ready for a fun celebration! Of course, with all of the anticipated guests, you’ll want to make sure that your appliances are in working order and ready for the influx! Make sure to give Fast Fix LLC a call and schedule a regular restaurant kitchen appliance maintenance visit in Mid-Missouri well before March 17th and give yourself the best chance at providing an amazing experience for your guests!

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