When you open a restaurant, there will likely be a long list of things that you want printed. For example, in addition to getting your menus printed, you may also want to print brochures that you can distribute in the mail to local residents. Another type of printing to consider is a series of small items that feature a QR code for your patrons to scan with their phones. Different restaurants use QR codes in different ways, but it's common for people to be able to scan one of these codes to allow them to read a digital version of your menu. If you like this idea, here are three QR code printing projects to discuss with a local print shop.
Many restaurants use a variety of small pieces of tabletop signage. One idea to consider is printing small signs that feature a QR code that is linked to your menu. Your print shop will design and print this type of signage on durable card stock that is folded into a triangular shape so that it can stand on each of your tables, as well as your bar if you have one. Tech-savvy patrons will know to scan the code immediately upon sitting down, which can be faster than having one of your servers deliver a menu.
Another printing project to discuss if you want to use QR codes linked to your menu is a selection of coasters that feature this graphic. Your print shop can come up with some stylish designs for coasters that include your establishment's branding. For example, on a circular coaster, you might have your restaurant's name across the top, its physical location and phone number on the bottom, and a QR code in the center.
It's common for a new restaurant to get a large number of business cards printed. You can not only have your management hand them out to people when they're spreading the word about your establishment, but also leave them in a visible area for patrons to take if they wish. While you'll want to use the front of the business card to share the necessary details about your restaurant, you can have your print shop put a QR code on the rear of each card. This will allow anyone who receives the card and is curious about your fare to quickly load your menu. Contact a local print shop to discuss these printing ideas.