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With the nation’s biggest pro-football event just weeks away, it’s time to draw up a game day menu for this year’s festivities. After all, football’s biggest night could make an even bigger impact on your bottom line.
Of the $14 billion spent by fans during last year’s game, nearly 80% went toward food and beverages.¹ Gear up for game day with these fan favorites as well as a few tips on how to handle the rush of orders that are sure to come your way.
Offer game day winners
Get ready for some football with these trending dishes.
- Lettuce chicken wraps
- Mini corn dogs
- Kimchi fries
- Soft pretzels
- Korean fried chicken wings
Get ahead of the surge
No matter which two teams compete, one thing’s for sure — demand is set to soar on game day. Prepare for the boost in customers and orders with the following 3 tips.
- Add specials — Fans love combining food and football. Satisfy their appetites with a game day menu that features plenty of specials. Grubhub for Restaurants makes it easy to update menus and ensure specific items are only available during the times you specify.
- Double up on delivery — Demand for delivery is sure to skyrocket before kickoff. Schedule a few extra employees for the big day, or better yet, outsource your delivery service. With the ability to take on your entire delivery process, a third-party option like Grubhub takes insurance costs and stress off your plate, while also scaling to meet your restaurant’s delivery needs.
- Go mobile — Just under 40% of millennials have ordered delivery or takeout using their smartphones.² Cater to tech-savvy customers with a partner like Grubhub that can feature your restaurant’s menu on a mobile ordering app. Top notch mobile ordering can increase your chances of becoming a go-to restaurant for game day festivities and long after the championship event ends.
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¹National Retail Federation: Super Bowl Spending Survey
²Oracle — Millennials and Hospitality: The Redefinition of Service