In today's climate, takeout is a majorly important part of the restaurant business. Some people can dine-in right now, but most people are choosing takeout and delivery as their preferred method of getting food. How can you set your restaurant apart in this market of restaurants? Here are 5 simple tips.
Here are the Top 5 Ways You Can Make Your Takeout Stand Out
1. Offer Heat and Eat Meals
Many pizza restaurants have already been doing this for years, it's a great way to make sure your customers' food is still hot and fresh when they eat it! The best meals for heat and eat takeout are those with simple cooking instructions: casseroles, pizza, or hot sandwiches. Anything that can be easily frozen and heated up with an oven or microwave is perfect. Be sure to write out easy-to-understand heating instructions for each item.
Our foil dishes are perfect for heat and eat meals! You can freeze them, stack them, and put them in the oven.
2. Make Meal Kits
Much like heat and eat meals, meal kits allow you to make food ahead of time so your customers can make and eat it at home. This gives your customers not only a meal but an experience also. They can enjoy cooking with their family without the hassle of preparing all the ingredients. You can do this with meals like tacos, pizza, pasta, salad, egg rolls, and more. Your customers will love how easily they can have your food fresh at home.
3. Sell Wholesale Ingredients
With new sanitizing and shipping protocols, a lot of grocery stores are having major shortages of important food items. Because restaurants buy their food differently, you can easily offer to sell your wholesale items like flour, vegetables, or dairy products. This way your customers can avoid the grocery shortages.
You can easily package your wholesale ingredients with these paperboard boxes.
4. Offer Meal Donations
With unemployment higher than it's been in years, there are many people without access to good food. You can easily help with this by giving your customers the option to buy a second meal to be donated to someone in need. You can coordinate with your local food bank and homeless shelter to make sure your meals go where they're needed.
5. Make Carryout Cocktails
Because most bars are closed, people are making cocktails at home. If you already sell alcohol in your restaurant, you can offer carryout cocktails. Your customers already love the drinks you sell, why not bring it to their homes?
With most restaurants only offering takeout and delivery, your competition can be stiff. If you use these simple tips, your takeout is sure to stand out! Your customers will love each extra detail you add to make your restaurant better.
What have you been doing to make your takeout a better experience for your customers? Tell us in the comments! We love hearing from you.