We’re all excited for the next few weeks as Father’s Day is this Sunday and the World Cup is going to be driving punters to pubs and clubs everywhere. It’s time to celebrate as your tills will be ringing as sides do battle, but how do you keep punters in your pub once each match finishes? Here are our tips:
Make sure your food offerings are world-class
Now is the time to up your food game by adding in some extra special delights. You might already do chips/fries but how about some super-tasty toppings. They could be themed around the teams, e.g. a pizza topping for Italy, sausage and cheese for Germany, bacon and black pudding for England… the list goes on.
Other items you might want to include on your menu are sharing platters as friends can all tuck in together. These could be themed too, for instance for a France platter, you could have sliced French baguette, red grapes and a selection of cheeses. A tropical dessert platter in the shape of the Brazilian flag could go down well and some spicy tortilla chips and toppings to represent Mexico could be a winner, especially if you do some hot, hot, hot sauces for dares.
Have a pool table or two
Think about rejigging your seating arrangements and having a pool table. Once the match is over, your pool table will be in demand with friends wanting to play each other. You could have pool competitions too, perhaps with each team being allocated a different country. A World Cup pool leader board could prove to be very popular as everyone wants to be top dog.
Think about the kids
Children will be catching World Cup fever too so it can be good to have some football themed family events. If you have a decent sized beer garden you could consider having a bouncy castle, sand pit area (with a few deck chairs maybe) and some BBQs. Make your venue the destination to be this summer and it’ll prevent people from going elsewhere or staying at home.
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