May, the month of Bank Holidays

Well here we are in the Month of May, with one bank holiday, and a coronation weekend behind us.

We hope you had a good influx of business through those days.

Now we can all look forward to the next bank holiday weekend, the summer months and the business that should come with them.

Are you ready for the summer?

After the Celebrations, now is the time to promote your restaurant to get your name in front of as many people as possible.

As times are hard for people it’s more than likely that many people will not be taking holidays abroad but staying closer to home. This could be an opportunity which needs to be grasped with both hands.

Promoting your restaurant

Here’s some ideas that won’t cost you a fortune but should boost your guest numbers:

  • Fliers – get some A5 fliers printed and distribute them in the estates around your town.
  • Local Networking Clubs – this is an excellent, low-cost way of getting your name in front of small businesses. They say that if you speak to 10 people in one of these clubs your message will reach 100 people through word of mouth. It’ll go even further if you offer a special discount to network club members and hand out your fliers at the meeting.
  • Local advertising – depending on your budget, you could place adverts in the local papers, business papers, and on the local radio.

New Eating Experiences

  • Business lunches – 1 course lunches for business people.
  • Afternoon tea – the afternoon tea experience is becoming more and more popular and introduces people to your establishment.
    Then you can give a special discount offer when you leave the bill.
    This way you will encourage repeat visits.

Are the kitchens ready for summer?

If we have a summer like last year, it will get warmer and warmer. so have you checked:

  • Ventilation & Extraction Systems
    The CK Direct range includes extract-only hoods, extract & air input hoods, island canopies, air input systems, odour & noise control products as well as cleaning and maintenance services.
  • Air Handling equipment
    We are proud to be able to offer Domekt, Verso, RHP and Klasik series
  • Odour Control
    If you want to keep your neighbours onside, we can eliminate odour with the AirteckG64. This is a highly efficient ozone generator, eliminating smells by oxidising pathogens in the exhaust pipes.
    It also prevents the build-up of grease in the ductwork, preventing fire hazards and fan failures and so it saves you money.
  • Steel fabrications
    CK Direct can make steel cladding, tables, shelves, cupboards to order. Just call with dimensions and we will make it for you.
  • About CK Direct
    We are based in Peterborough covering the whole of the UK, since 2002, and we are now one of the UK’s leading commercial kitchen suppliers to the catering industry.
    Our customers range from small hotels and independent restaurants to public sector clients like schools, colleges and care homes as well as major high street food chains.

So, if you have an issue and want it sorted before the summer – just give us a call –
01733 230378 – we’ll glad to help.