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Game On! Preparing Your Restaurant for a Thriving Football Season

In this blog post, we'll share some easy-to-execute tips that will help your restaurant become the ultimate destination for fans during the football season 🏆
Kareem Azees
Marketing Lead
Last updated:
September 19, 2023

Football season is HERE, and it’s going to be a busy few months 🏈 Whether you’re a Bills or a Steelers fan, there’s one thing we can all agree on — watching our home teams on the big screen at our favourite restaurant is the best!

During football season, restaurants have a golden opportunity to attract enthusiastic fans looking for a great place to watch the game, enjoy delicious food, and soak in the electric atmosphere. To make the most of this exciting time, it's essential to get your space ready for the busy football season.

In this blog post, we'll share some easy-to-execute tips that will help your restaurant become the ultimate destination for fans during the football season 🏆

1) Decorate with Team Spirit:

To create an immersive game-day experience, deck out your restaurant with team colors, flags, banners, and sports memorabilia. Consider hosting themed decoration nights for different teams or games, making your establishment a go-to spot for fans of all allegiances.

2) Upgrade Your TV Setup:

Invest in high-quality TVs and sound systems to ensure that customers have a clear view of the game and can hear every exciting moment. Make sure you have multiple screens positioned strategically throughout your restaurant to accommodate different seating areas.

Worried about last minute technical issues happening right before the big game? Partnering with a repair & maintenance company (like ResQ!) is your best bet to make sure no last minute snags affect your potential sales.


3) Create Special Game-Day Menus

Designing football-themed menus or offering game-day specials can add to the excitement. Consider naming dishes and drinks after popular players or iconic moments in football history. Don't forget to include fan-favorite finger foods and shareable appetizers.

It’s important to make sure that your kitchen equipment is working & running optimally, so you won’t have to ‘86 your special game-day items. Using ResQ to manage any repair & maintenance needs will allow your BOH employees to focus on pumping out quality food, without worrying about breakdowns.

4) Offer Game-Time Deals

Entice fans with special promotions during game time, such as happy hour discounts, half-price appetizers, or drink specials. Offering loyalty rewards for regular attendees can also encourage repeat business throughout the season.

5) Reserve Seating

To accommodate large groups of fans, consider offering reservations for tables or sections of your restaurant. This ensures that devoted football enthusiasts can secure a prime spot to watch their favorite teams play.

6) Create a Comfortable Viewing Environment

Make sure your seating arrangements are comfortable, and patrons have a clear view of the screens. Arrange seating to accommodate both small groups and larger parties, allowing everyone to enjoy the game with ease.

Not confident in your restaurant environment or FOH space? ResQ’s got your back. From reupholstering bar booths to keeping washrooms spick-and-span, your restaurant will benefit from having these vendors on hand throughout football season (and after!).



Football season presents a fantastic opportunity for restaurants to boost their business and create memorable experiences for customers. By implementing these strategies to prepare your restaurant space, you'll be well-positioned to attract fans, build loyalty, and make the most of the exciting football season. So, gear up in your favorite QB’s jersey, grab some chicken wings, and let’s have an incredible football season 🏈 📣




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