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Creative Restaurant Marketing Ideas for March 2024

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March is not just a month of budding blooms and longer days; it’s a goldmine for restaurant owners seeking creative marketing opportunities. With St. Patrick’s Day at the forefront, this month offers a number of culinary celebrations and community engagements to tap into.

From green beer to shepherd’s pie, the Irish holiday provides an excellent marketing hook for restaurants. However, the festivities don’t stop there. March boasts a lineup of special days celebrating various foods and causes, providing ample opportunities for restaurant promotions.

For instance, why not whip up some banana cream pie for National Banana Cream Pie Day on March 2nd or offer discounts on chicken noodle soup for National Chicken Noodle Soup Day on March 13th?

chicken noodle soup

Beyond food celebrations, March also presents chances for community engagement. Acknowledge International Women’s Day by offering special discounts or hosting an event to honor local female leaders.

Additionally, consider celebrating the arrival of spring on March 19th or World Poetry Day on March 21st by offering flower-themed specials or organizing a poetry reading dinner.

You can also take advantage of unique events like World Compliment Day and Dress In Blue Day (both on March 1st). These provide a great platform to showcase your restaurant’s personality and values, fostering stronger connections with your community.

a bunch of blue shirts on a rack

March Celebrations: A Full List

Here’s a full list of dates and themes to inspire your restaurant’s marketing efforts in March:

March 1National Fruit Compote Day
March 1 National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day
March 1 Employee Appreciation Day
March 1World Compliment Day
March 1 Dress In Blue Day
March 2 National Banana Cream Pie Day
March 2 National Read Across America Day
March 3 National Cold Cuts Day
March 3 National Mulled Wine Day
March 4 National Pound Cake Day
March 5 National Cheese Doodle Day
March 5 National Absinthe Day
March 6 National Oreo Cookie Day
March 6 National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day
March 7 National Cereal Day
March 7 National Crown Roast Of Pork Day
March 8National Peanut Cluster Day
March 8 International Women’s Day
March 9 National Crabmeat Day
March 9 National Meatball Day
March 10 National Blueberry Popover Day
March 10 National Ranch Dressing Day
March 10National Pack Your Lunch Day
March 10 Day Of Awesomeness
March 11 National Oatmeal Nut Waffles Day
March 11 National “Eat Your Noodles” Day
March 12 National Milky Way Day
March 12 National Baked Scallops Day
March 12 Plant A Flower Day
March 12 Girl Scout Day
March 13 National Chicken Noodle Soup Day
March 13 National Coconut Torte Day
March 14 National Potato Chip Day
March 14 Popcorn Lover's Day (second Thursday in March)
March 15National Peanut Lovers’ Day
March 16Maple Syrup Saturday (third Saturday of March)
March 16 National Artichoke Hearts Day
March 17 St. Patrick’s Day
March 17 Corned Beef & Cabbage Day
March 18 Oatmeal Cookie Day
March 19 First Day Of Spring
March 19 National Chocolate Caramel Day
March 19 National Poultry Day
March 19 Client’s Day
March 20 National Ravioli Day
March 20 International Day Of Happiness
March 21National French Bread Day
March 21 Absolutely Incredible Kids Day
March 21 World Poetry Day
March 21 California Strawberry Day
March 22 National Bavarian Crepes Day
March 22 World Water Day
March 23 National Chip And Dip Day
March 23 National Melba Toast Day
March 23 National Puppy Day
March 24 National Chocolate Covered Raisins Day
March 24 National Cheesesteak Day
March 25 National Lobster Newburg Day
March 25 International Waffle Day
March 25 National Pecan Day
March 25 Tolkien Reading Day
March 26 National Spinach Day
March 26National Nougat Day
March 27 National Spanish Paella Day
March 28 National Black Forest Cake Day
March 29National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day
March 30 Turkey Neck Soup Day
March 31 National Baked Ham with Pineapple Day
March 31 Easter
March 31 Oranges and Lemons Day

March isn’t just about daily celebrations; it is also recognized as the:

  • National Nutrition Month
  • National Flour Month
  • National Caffeine Awareness Month
  • National Peanut Month
  • National Noodle Month
  • National Sauce Month
  • National Reading Month
  • Women’s History Month
  • Irish-American Heritage Month
  • Greek American Heritage Month

Whether it’s through themed menus, special promotions or engaging social media campaigns, March offers a wealth of possibilities for restaurant owners to make a lasting impression on their audience.


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