2023 National Holiday Promotion Ideas

Take Advantage of These National Food Days with Fun Promos and Deals

Although 2023 is more than halfway over, fast-food franchisors still have ample time to take advantage of fun holiday promotion opportunities. Since the beginning of 2023, food franchises have celebrated Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Mother’s Day and even National Watermelon Day with gift card deals and discounts.

There’s a national holiday to observe practically every day in 2023. Why not add some fun by tying them in with special deals and promotions? Here’s some great opportunities for the rest of 2023.


The dog days of summer are the perfect time to offer hot deals. August 13 is National Filet Mignon Day. Restaurant franchisors could celebrate with special discounts and coupons. On August 24, breakfast restaurants can have fun with waffle promotions on National Waffle Day.


With kids going back to school, restaurants can appeal to hungry students with offers that tie into national holidays. September 5 is National Cheese Pizza Day. To celebrate, pizza brands can offer free delivery or toppings. On September 25, which is National Quesadilla Day, Mexican restaurants can turn up the heat with gift card deals or freebies.


Everyone loves pasta, so have some fun on National Pasta Day (October 17) with discounts and specials — and don’t forget to use the #NationalPastaDay hashtag on social media. During National Chocolate Cupcake Day on October 18, business owners can tempt customers with sweet deals with delectable treats.


November is a time to give thanks to many things — including fast-food. November 9 commemorates National Fried Chicken Sandwich Day, and November 16 is National Fast-Food Day. This is the perfect time to send out coupons and do other forms of local marketing to spread the word.


While Christmas gets all the attention this time of year, December has plenty of food-centric days to celebrate. Own a desserts franchise? The brownie is the center of attention on National Brownie Day, which is recognized on December 8. Gingerbread Baking Day is December 12.

Now that you have some ideas for national food days for the rest of 2023, get creative and make every day a holiday!

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