Prepare your Restaurant with TheFork Festival Readiness Checklist

15 September 2021
TheFork Festival

TheFork Festival is approaching and now is the perfect time to make sure your restaurant is ready to welcome and wow new diners!

We’re so excited for another year of TheFork Festival, an event aimed at bringing more diners to YOUR restaurant lasting from October 14th to November 28th where TheFork participating restaurants offer a 50% discount to attract more diners. 

👀 restaurant page views on TheFork are multiplied by 7,5*

↗ ️restaurant bookings are multiplied by 4,5*

🍽️ 80%** of restaurants setting up a special offer see a growth in their bookings and online traffic.

As participating in TheFork Festival can greatly increase your visibility and boost occupancy, we want to be sure your restaurant profile is the best it can be and your restaurant is ready to welcome more diners. 

Enroll in TheFork Festival

Boost your visibility & multiply your bookings

Prepare your restaurant and receive every potential additional booking from eager diners ready to dine with 50% off by utilizing a few tips and our TheFork Festival Restaurant Readiness Checklist!

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 ✔️Refresh your restaurant pictures 

Your restaurant page photos should always be of high-importance, but during events like TheFork Festival it can really make the difference on multiplying your bookings. Capture photos in your restaurant of high clarity to share the best of what your restaurant has to offer from dining ambiances to your best dishes. Photos really draw diners in, and even more when they are new to discovering your restaurant.  

✔️Spotlight Your Menu

TheFork Festival is a great time to add a few new items or seasonal items to your menu to attract the variety of diners viewing your restaurant page. In addition you can spotlight some of your top selling dishes at the top of your menu page to draw diners as soon as they arrive on your page. Seeing dishes that other diners love or unique dishes can always help entice diners to try your restaurant out, especially when they are dining with 50%!

✔️Update Restaurant Hours

Make sure your restaurant openings hours and availability are up to date.

 ✔️Manage your E-reputation 

Be sure to respond to all your guests' reviews, both negative and positive, and showcase your excellent restaurant service to new and curious diners.

 ✔️Anticipate food supply 

Work closely with your suppliers and pay attention to supply needs to better anticipate them as demand increases.

✔️Be Properly Staffed  

Make sure your staff is ready to face a bookings raise as well as making sure you have an adequate amount of staff scheduled during higher booking times like weekends. In addition, make sure that your staff is aware of your participation in TheFork Festival, has access to TheFork manager, and knows how to spot a client that has booked with the special offer.


Once you feel confident your restaurant and restaurant profile are ready to welcome and wow all the new and returning diners during TheFork Festival, be sure to spread the word that you will be participating in TheFork Festival and offering the best dining deal of autumn! 

* Internal study conducted by TheFork in France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, and Netherlands for restaurants that had a -50% special offer activated during BackToTheRestaurant event (09/2020) and had previously not done any discount
**Internal study conducted by TheFork  about restaurants who participated in special offers 06/21

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