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20 Effective SMS Templates for Restaurants and Bars that Save Your Time

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13 February 2024

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Bri Barnett

Food and restaurant is one of the highly competitive industries, which is why it’s essential for restaurant owners to stand out and connect with their customers in meaningful ways. SMS marketing is one such way to stand out from the crowd in the cut-throat competition and send relevant messages in bulk.

SMS marketing for restaurants allows you to send promotional messages, nurture your customers, send reminders, update order details, and do much more. Text messages have a staggering open and read rate of 94%, which makes it an effective marketing tool for your business.

Also, 81% of US consumers don’t object to receiving messages from businesses, enabling you to promote your restaurant, cafe, eatery, and bar at cost-effective prices. To do so, here are some SMS templates for restaurants and bars to save time:

8 Promotional Sample SMS Marketing Messages for Restaurants

Let’s first delve into the promotional SMS templates you can use to promote special offers, discounts, items on your menu, etc.

1. Discount Offer

Hello [First],

Discount Alert! Enjoy 20% off all appetizers tonight from 6-9 PM. Use code APP20 at checkout or visit our Cafe to claim the discount. Cheers! Reply ‘STOP’ to unsubscribe.

Regards
Your Name

2. Special Offer

Hello [First],

Special Deal Alert! It's Burger Mania Day! Buy one burger, and get the second at half price. The offer is valid for today only. Show this text to claim. Reply ‘STOP’ to unsubscribe.

Regards
Your Name

3. New Menu Alert

Hello [First],

Spice up your week with our new street taco menu! Fresh flavors and bold combinations await you. Visit Allsups today and treat your tastebuds with delicious cuisines. Reply ‘STOP’ to unsubscribe.

Regards
Your Name

 

4. Special Occasions - Birthday

Happy Birthday [First],

Celebrate your birthday with us! Enjoy a complimentary dessert when you dine in on your special day. Also, bring in your loved ones to make new memories on your birthday. Reply ‘STOP’ to unsubscribe.

Regards
Your Name

5. Special Occasions - Anniversary

Hey [First],

It’s your Anniversary today and we thought of surprising you with a special dinner. Book your romantic dinner for two today and get 30% off. Cheers to love! Reply ‘STOP’ to unsubscribe.

Regards
Your Name

6. Happy Hour Alerts

Hey [First],

Thirsty Thursday is here! Enjoy half-price on all cocktails from 5-7 PM. Visit the Happiest Hour bar and start the weekend early! Your favorite concoctions await – don't miss out! Reply ‘STOP’ to unsubscribe.

Regards
Your Name

7. Holiday Greetings

Hey [First],

'Tis the season of Holidays! May your holiday gatherings be filled with laughter, love, and the exquisite taste of our culinary creations. Book your holiday party with us and enjoy festive menus and joyful ambiance. Reply ‘STOP’ to unsubscribe.

Regards
Your Name

8. Event Invitations

Hey [First],

We are thrilled to invite you to our exclusive event on [Date & Time], where food meets festivity. Get ready for an evening filled with delectable delights and culinary magic! Reply 'YES' to book or call us at [Number]. Reply ‘STOP’ to unsubscribe.

Regards
Your Name

7 Transactional SMS Templates for Restaurants

Let’s see some transactional SMS templates to update your customers about their orders and payment info:

9. Payment Received

Hey [First],

Thank you for your recent visit! Your payment of $25.50 for order #12357 has been processed. We appreciate your business. Visit Again!

Regards
Your Name

10.  Food Order Alert

Hey [First],

Now order your favorite cushion from [restaurant name] with a simple text! Reply with your favorite food name and simply pay through the link we send to complete your order.

Regards
Your Name

11. Order Confirmation

Hey [First],

Your order from [restaurant name] is confirmed and under preparation! We’ll deliver your order within the next 30 minutes! Be prepared to get your mind blown with our recipe.

Regards
Your Name

12. Food Delivery Status

Good Evening [First],

Your order with ID: #12357 from [restaurant name] is out for delivery. Our executive [name] is on the way to deliver your order. It’ll reach you within 15 minutes. Contact him on [number] for urgent needs.

Regards
Your Name

13. Delivery Confirmation

Good Evening [First],

Your order with ID: #12357 from [restaurant name] has been delivered successfully. We hope you’ll enjoy the food. Review your experience here: [review link].

Regards
Your Name

14. Table Reservation Confirmation

Hello [First],

Thank you for choosing [Your Restaurant]! Your table for [Number of Guests] on [Date] at [Time] is confirmed. We can't wait to host you for a delightful dining experience. If you have any special requests or changes, please reply to this message.

Regards
Your Name

15. Dinner Reservation

Hello [First],

Friday is bustling with excitement! Maximize the experience by securing your spot at [Restaurant's Name]. Tonight’s special [Food Special]. Simply text "book" to reserve your table and savor the flavors of the weekend! Reply ‘STOP’ to unsubscribe.

Regards
Your Name

5 Other SMS Templates for Restaurants

Use the below SMS templates to ask for feedback, update on a loyalty program, send reminders, and more:

16. Feedback Request

Hello [First],

You recently visited our cafe [name]. Share your feedback [review link] about your recent dining experience and get a 10% discount on your next visit. We value your opinion! Reply ‘STOP’ to unsubscribe.

Regards
Your Name

17. Loyalty Program

Hey [First],

Your loyalty pays off! You've earned 50 points. Redeem them for a free dessert on your next visit. Earn bonus points by referring friends or trying our featured dishes. Your loyalty means the world to us! Reply ‘STOP’ to unsubscribe.

Regards
Your Name

18. VIP Access

Hey [First],

VIP Exclusive! We're thrilled to extend VIP access to you! Enjoy special privileges and perks reserved just for our VIP guests. Flash this text for a free appetizer during your next dine-in. Reply ‘STOP’ to unsubscribe.

Regards
Your Name

19. New Restaurant Opening

Hey [First],

Our new restaurant [Name of restaurant] has just opened! Be our guest today and savor a delightful 10% discount on your inaugural order. We can't wait to welcome you and serve up a fantastic dining experience! Reply ‘STOP’ to unsubscribe.

Regards
Your Name

20. Reservation Reminder

Hey [First],

Friendly reminder about your reservation at [Restaurant Name] tomorrow [Time]. We can't wait to host you for a delightful meal. See you then! Reply ‘STOP’ to unsubscribe.

Regards
Your Name

Wrapping Up

Mastering the art of effective SMS communication can significantly enhance your restaurant's outreach and customer engagement. The 20 SMS templates provided in this article are not just time-savers; they are powerful tools designed to connect with your audience seamlessly.

Adorned with the power of automation and AI from Textdrip, you can leverage these SMS templates for your restaurant to run promotions, send order updates, share transaction info, and much more. Start your 1-month free trial with Textdrip and get 1000 complimentary credits to try the whole product. Or book a demo with us to experience the difference Textdrip can bring to your restaurant business.


Bri Barnett

Bri is the head of the Customer Support Team at Textdrip and has helped thousands of customers by creating simple support workflows. Read More

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