Don’t Have Time To Cook This Easter? Try Ordering Food Online From A Favorite Restaurant
Easter is a great time for friends, family and food – of course. The Easter holiday helps welcome in Spring and the best way to celebrate Easter is with delicious dishes, appetizers, dinner and desserts. Don’t have enough time to cook and are considering ordering food online for a small group? Don’t feel alone, this trend is rising as the economy turns around and schedules become filled with work related havoc. These days, ordering in for Easter dinner and other holidays is becoming more commonplace like ordering catered food for large groups. In short, it’s okay to order in.
Most catered food is an extension of the simple food order but takes much more planning and strategy. Ordering food online for small groups involves less complexity but a few rules to follow can help optimize the online ordering experience for a holiday dinner. Here are a few tips our creative team came up with:
- Find out how many people will be coming – an approximation will do but make sure the headcount is known beforehand to help the whole order go more smoothly.
- Use facts about guests when deciding which restaurant(s) to order from. Solicit restaurant ideas from friends in advance.
- Ask! Find out from prospective guests what they like to eat but give some cuisine suggestions. Try to please everyone.
- Provide and share a few menus online before the event. Have friends and family vote on a menu before dinner. Use Facebook or other social media networks to send menu ideas.
- Make suggestions. Choose a favorite restaurant and create 3 or 4 potential food orders/combinations to help guests make a decision.
- Try 2 cuisines. Having a few guests with finicky pallets? Go Italian for appetizers then try a favorite French restaurant for ordering food at dinner.
- Let them choose! Have the menu online ready and let guests choose what they want directly. Make sure to have choices selected well in advance of eating time.
We hope these Easter food ordering online tips were helpful but they can be used anytime for a small gathering. Have some tips? Help us add to our list by following the conversation on our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter.
Pictured Above: A Classic Chicken and Pasta Dish