Up Your Pizza Promotion Game
Let your customers know about pizza promotions with a marketing calendar for the upcoming year. Marketing calendars are a great way to promote and offer savings at your pizzeria. Below is a FREE pizza holiday calendar for 2020 and beyond. To use, simply click the pizza marketing calendar and add those dates to your personal calendar. Plan your local store marketing efforts around national pizza holidays to increase foot traffic and sales to your stores.
Pizza Holidays to Plan For in 2020
Jan. 20 – National Cheese Lover’s Day – A pizza just isn’t a pizza without cheese. Celebrate your love for cheese by getting a slice of your favorite pizza pie with some extra cheese.
Feb. 9 – National Pizza Pie Day – Pizza is loved by all, so make sure to celebrate National Pizza Pie Day with your favorite pizza, whether its thin, pan, or deep-dish, you can’t go wrong.
March 14 – Pi Day – While Pi Day is in honor of the number 3.14, which is the measurement calculating the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, we also think it’s a good day to enjoy some pizza. Get yourself a round pizza pie and enjoy a slice while you try to figure out all the numbers in Pi.
April 5 – National Deep Dish Pizza Day – Another popular food holiday, National Deep Dish Pizza Day celebrates the thick, cheesy and sauce covered pizza pie that is popular in Chicago. Whether you live in the Windy City or not, enjoy a deep-dish pizza on April 5.
May 15 – National Pizza Party Day – Who doesn’t love to throw a party? Well, why not have a party to celebrate how much we love pizza. Invite some friends and family over and order some of your favorite pizza pies and celebrate one of the best foods in the world.
June 4 – National Cheese Day – Cheese, which is made from the milk of cows, goats, sheep and buffalo, comes in a wide range of varieties. To celebrate National Cheese Day have some of your favorite melted onto a pizza. We are partial to mozzarella, but feel free to go crazy!
June 11 – Pizza Margherita Day – Some pizzas are simple but taste delicious. One of those is the classic margherita pizza, which consists of three ingredients – tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and basil.
Sept. 5 – National Cheese Pizza Day – September 5th is the day to set those toppings aside and enjoy a classic plain cheese pizza. It is never a bad idea to appreciate a simple pizza pie covered in nothing but delicious, melty cheese.
Sept. 20 – National Pepperoni Pizza Day – Enjoy a pizza covered in pepperoni, one of the most classic and popular pizza toppings. This smoke and cured meat is a perfect topping for pizza.
October 1 – October 31 – National Pizza Month – A whole month dedicated to the joys of pizza!
Oct. 9 – International Beer and Pizza Day – People began celebrating the combination of pizza and beer in 2016, but this classic combination has existed as long as pizza has been around. Make sure you enjoy a slice or two of your favorite pizza and don’t forget to wash it down with an ice-cold beer.
Oct. 11 – National Sausage Pizza Day – Whether you like it with sweet, mild or hot, topping a pizza with sausage is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. Celebrate this day by ordering yourself a delicious sausage pie.
Oct. 25 – World Pizza Makers Day – Celebrate this day by either ordering a handmade pizza pie from your favorite restaurant, or try your hand at tossing the dough at home. Making pizza is an art, and on October 25th, we celebrate those who create this amazing food.
Nov. 12 – National Pizza with the Works except Anchovies Day – Sorry anchovy pizza fans, this day is not for you. Celebrate your love for pizza and topping by ordering a pie with pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, peppers, onions, olives, bacon and any other topping you can think of. Just not anchovies!
Nov. 15 – International Cheese and Bread Day – You can consume cheese and bread in a lot of different ways, but can’t we agree that melted cheese on warm bread is the best. Celebrate cheese and bread day by grabbing a couple of slices of your favorite pizza.
Nov. 17 – Homemade Bread Day – When it comes to pizza, it all starts with the dough. Celebrate homemade bread day by visiting your favorite pizza restaurant that creates your favorite pizza dough.
Local Store Marketing Ideas for Pizza Holidays
Now that you know what holidays to plan for, it’s time to start mapping out your local store marketing plans for each. Here are some of our favorite local store marketing ideas for pizza holidays.
- Offer special discounts. Create bounceback cards and pass out at your stores to increase foot traffic.
- Create a limited menu offering. Celebrate pizza holidays with a festive new pizza dish!
- Host an event. Make a day of it and invite a local band, host a pizza trivia night, or partner with a local brewery.
- Hold a contest. Get customer engagement by holding a contest to see
- Promote with print. Go all out and print pizza holiday window graphics, ceiling danglers, yard signs, banners and signage, apparel and more.
- Offer your print to all your stores. With Brand Fulfillment, stores can order your print products online 24/7 on a branded web portal, including your pizza holiday print!
- Coordinate a pizza holiday rollout to all your stores. Get help with LTO management.
- Go hashtag heavy. Promote your offers on social media using the pizza holiday hashtag.
- Try out direct mail. Send a direct mail campaign targeting a 5-10 mile radius around your store.
- Advertise on your website. Be sure to post content about upcoming pizza holidays on your website and social profiles.
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