Restaurant Promotional Ideas

Gary Begin
Sound Advantage Media

DATE MY DAD

A major promotion guaranteed to get your listeners emotionally involved in a heartwarming story – and earn your station revenue from a variety of sponsors

CHAIN OF FOOLS

Are your listeners fool enough to compete in this totally mad, wacky promotion?

BIRTHDAY KISSES

Your listeners win cash everyday just by knowing their own birthday!

ELVIS DREAM TICKET

If your target audience is into Elvis, they’ll love this fun cue to call contest themed around Elvis Presley

WIN YOUR BIRTHDAY PARTY

A fantastic birthday prize that will definitely get your existing listeners talking and introduce new listeners to your station

BIRTHDAY BALLS

Listeners can win a cash jackpot by listening to either your breakfast show or drive time show and having their birthday ball drawn out on-air.

MILE OF MEN!

A fantastic Valentine’s Day promotion which generates great PR and brand awareness

DJs CHRISTMAS PARTY

Let your listeners eavesdrop on a special event for your DJs

COOL TO SCHOOL

Make your listeners’ kids the envy of their classmates with this simple yet effective promotion

BROKEN HEARTS BALL

The ideal event for those unlucky in love on Valentine’s Day

EATING OUT GUIDE

This promotion gives local restaurants and takeaways the opportunity to sell themselves through an interactive promotion and sponsorship package

THE CHICKEN BONG GAME/FRIEND OR FOE

Two friends play a game of ‘chicken’ to win cash in a twist on the original Bong Game.

BEHIND THE RASPBERRY

This promotion gives front of mind awareness, appointments to listen and loads of PR and talkability

BIRD VERSUS BLOKE

A variation on Battle Of The Sexes – with an extra twist.

DREAM ICE CREAM

A great summertime promotion to test the imagination and ingenuity of your listeners.

TOP TABLES

A great feature to generate awareness for local restaurants

BIG BREAKFAST EXPERIENCE

Create a new fun feature in your breakfast show that generates loads of interactivity

LEANING TOWER OF PIZZA

A fun competition involving a pizza restaurant or takeaway

NOSH OR DOSH

An exciting promotional opportunity for a restaurant with a moral dilemma…

WHO WANTS TO WIN A MEAL-ON-AIR!

A fun, feel-good contest which plays on the name of the popular TV show.

IF THE SHOE FITS…

A fun promotion for a shoeshop or department store with a real Cinderella ending!

WORK YOUR WAY TO THE U.S.A.

A chance for listeners to test their knowledge of the USA and American music both on and off air to win a trip to New York

SOMEONE SPECIAL

A very simple feel-good contest ideal for retail or restaurant sponsors and also increasing time spent listening to your station.

PARK FOR FREE

A great feel-good public service promotion for your street crew to raise awareness for you and a sponsor

THE JOKE’S ON YOU

Impress us with your best joke to win a cash prize – a cross-station feel good promotion perfect for sponsorship by almost any business

JOB LOVE

A very simple but effective contest perfect for sponsorship by a restaurant, bar or employment agency.

PARLEZ VOUS FRANCAISE?

Test your listeners French with this fun Valentines Day competition

WANNA LIFT? TAKE OUR LIMO

An aspirational contest to give your listeners a taste of the highlife supported by a retailer or entertainment business

GET ME TO THE CHURCH ON TIME

Who wouldn’t want to hear if a bride makes her wedding on time? A wedding giveaway with a big difference.

CAROLOKE!

A Christmas contest capitalizing on the popularity of karaoke singing supported by a retail sponsor.

DO YOU LOVE ME?

A fun and entertaining breakfast show contest in the run-up to Valentine’s Day perfect for sponsorship by a restaurant or bar.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY

Your station offers an after-work party to a special workplace in a promotion supported by a bar or entertainment venue

THE X-MAS FILES

Embarrassing and funny stories of workplace Christmas events to win a workplace party from a restaurant or bar client.

HOME OR ROME

A very simple breakfast show contest based around landmarks in your city, town or area and perfect for sponsorship by an Italian restaurant.

WHAT’S COOKING IN YOUR KITCHEN

Perfect for sponsorship by a restaurant or food business, this promotion also drives traffic to your website.

THE LUNCHTIME LINE

An addictive lunchtime sponsorship opportunity with lots of listener interaction

NEW YEAR NEW YOU

Celebrate the start of the New Year with a new-look you courtesy of a variety of your station’s clients.

WOULD YOU LIKE FRIES WITH THAT?

An imaginative, fun contest to raise awareness of items on the menu of a fast food restaurant or burger joint.

THE BIGGEST DICK IN TOWN

A cheeky on-the-edge contest for a station targeting younger demographics with a sponsor who wants a cutting edge image

DUELLING DOGGIES

The perfect contest for competitive dog owners which can be sponsored by a dog shelter or a pet shop.

FATHER’S DAY

A variety of simple promotions and contests for Father’s Day

BARREL OF LAUGHS

A fun listener-participation event, which promotes a particular sponsor as a community-minded organization, with a family-friendly sense of humor

BIRTHDAY BUMPS

A combination of feel-good birthday messages, and a simple, fun, quiz with sound effects and lots of potential for sponsor branding

THE HICKETY HACKETY CHALLENGE

A high-profile highly amusing video contest which involves bars, pubs and workplaces throughout your area

MAN MADE WEDDING

An on-air wedding with a difference – and a total station-wide high profile promotion involving multiple sponsors.

APPROPRIATE BIRTHDAY SONGS

A fun spin on birthday dedications, with a prize for the winning birthday boy/girl

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