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Example marketing text messages for takeaways and restaurants

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Your chefs may be superstar cooks like Gordon Ramsay or Jamie Oliver, but if you can’t get people into your restaurant, how will you be able to treat them to your world-famous chilli crab curry.

To be able to get people to come to your restaurant or order from your takeaway, you need to be able to do 2 things;

1. Communicate with them
2. Persuade to them that coming to you or ordering from you, is the best option for them

The first one is easy, just send them a simple text message. With 98% of all text messages being opened and 90% being read within 3 minutes, SMS is the perfect marketing channel to communicate with customers, knowing that your message will be read almost instantly.

Being a restaurant or takeaway, knowing that your message will be read as soon as it is sent is vital. If your message is not read, even just a couple of hours after it was sent, then the message is void and a waste of time and money, because your customers may have already eaten, or already decided what to eat.

Below we have added a whole bunch of example marketing text messages for takeaways and restaurants. Feel free to copy or adapt any of these to suit your needs. They are all 160 characters or less, so will only cost you 1 credit to send.

Remember to put your specific opt-out code at the end of each marketing message, by clicking the ‘Stop’ button, so customers can opt out if they don’t want to receive your messages anymore.

Example text messages food

Sales and Marketing

25% off on delivery & collection orders this weekend when you spend £15 or more at FastPizza www.link.com

Don’t feel like cooking tonight? Then let us do the cooking and enjoy a night out – we will even wash the dishes! Book a table now www.link.com

SUPER FRIDAY DEAL!! 50% off all orders this Friday when you spend £25 or more at YummyPizzas www.link.com

Burns Night Special – Get 20% off when you book a table on Burns Night and we will also throw in a free glass of wine. Book now at www.link.com

Hungry? Then why don’t you treat yourself tonight to one of our delicious takeaways – order now www.link.com

FREE DESERT OR STARTER! Get a free desert or starter this weekend when you dine with us. Just pop in or book a table. www.link.com We also deliver.

Come and join us tonight for our Fun Friday weekly event. Drinks, karaoke, 2 for 1 on all meals. What more do you want. Book now www.link.com

3 COURSE MEAL FOR £10. Choose from wide range of starters, mains, & deserts. FREE drink with all KIDS MEALS. Book now www.link.com or call us on 01234567890

Order any curry from our main list this weekend and get 2 free vegetable samosas. To view our menu, go here www.link.com/menu or

Treat yourself! Sometimes you need treat and you deserve a nice one… check out our brand-new menu and book a table or order a takeaway tonight www.link.com

Delivery and Notifications

Thank you for placing your order with Peking Duck. Your order will be ready for collection in 30 minutes.

Your order has now been cancelled and we have refunded you. If you have any questions, please call us on 01234567890.

Good news! Your takeaway is on its way… We hope you enjoy it and look forward to hearing from you again soon

Thank you for ordering; 2 large pizzas, 1 litre bottle of Coca Cola, 6 chicken wings. These are now in the oven and will be with you in 45 minutes.

Order update – your order 134824 has now been cancelled. To order something else visit www.link.com

Don’t forget your table is booked tonight for 6.50pm for 6 people. Feel free to come a bit earlier and grab a drink at our cocktail bar. See you tonight. Royal Restaurant.

You have booked a table at Royal Restaurant, on Friday 11th May at 8.00pm. To cancel please call us on 01234567890 or email us at bookings@royalrestaurant.com

Thank you for your booking on the Friday 24th May at 8pm for 5 guests – please let us know if you would like to change your booking on 01234567890

Your food from Delicious Foods is ready for collection. Thanks for ordering with us.

We are really busy at the moment and your order will take 60-90 minutes. If you can’t wait that long, call us and cancel in the next 10 minutes 01234567890

Personalised Messages

We like your style Chloe. Your 3 large pizzas, garlic bread, chicken wings, and 1 litre Pepsi are being prepared. To view your order visit www.link.com

Hi John, we haven’t seen you for so long. We hope we haven’t lost you, so here, have 40% off your next order. Hope to see you soon www.link.com

Got those Monday blues Vic? Why not order a healthy meal from Healthy Foods. Tasty, low-cost, and delivered to your door in 30 minutes. Order now www.link.com

Hi Hannah, your table has been booked for Simon’s birthday party at the 2nd June at 12.30pm. We have laid out 12 spaces but can add more if required.

Hey Steven, we have got a great new menu for you to try! Take a sneaky peak here and book your table today www.link.com

Peter you are a star, I hope you know that. And because you are such a star have a free large pizza on us when you order another large pizza www.link.com

Bernard, you bought a large pepperoni pizza last week and thought we would offer you the same order again but with 20% off. Interested? www.link.com

Happy Birthday Sophie! Whoop Whoop! Your present from us, is a free desert and 25% off the whole bill. To book a table please call us on 01234567890.

Hey Bill, fancy a treat? Well why not enjoy the football tonight with a takeaway – order now www.link.com

Poppy your birthday is coming up, so why not book a table at your favourite restaurant and get a free desert for all guest. Call us and book on 0123456890

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