Easter Ideas for Restaurants

Easter Brunch Template

Easter is a big family holiday, and it’s increasingly common to celebrate the occasion by dining out. With a little planning and some great Easter designs from MustHaveMenus, you can make Easter Sunday a memorable feast for your customers.

Hop To It

Brunch is the most popular meal for dining out on Easter Sunday, which is a profitable opportunity for restaurants. Whether you opt for a buffet, prix fixe holiday menu, or just a few Easter specials, you can feature upscale versions of traditional breakfast dishes, such as brioche french toast, eggs benedict or spring veggie omelets. Smoked ham and leg of lamb can be roasted in advance and carved to order. And morning cocktails—mimosa, bellini, bloody mary—are an easy upsell.

Easter Brunch FlyerSavor Spring

Although the date falls early this year—March 31st—Easter traditionally signals the start of spring. Take the opportunity to feature early spring flavors on your menu—mushrooms, artichokes, asparagus, strawberries. Don’t stress about whipping up a whole new menu for the event—mark the occasion with just a few sensational seasonal dishes. Find more inspiration for Easter Brunch and Easter Dinner.

Family Fun

Kids will be especially appreciative of any special treats at their tables. A colorful Easter Coloring Menu will provide entertainment while they wait for their food. Visits from the Easter Bunny are always a big hit, and some restaurants sponsor candy egg hunts. But there are many easy ways to make dinner more fun for children: store the crayons in a mini Easter basket, serve up egg-shaped pancakes, bunny-shaped sugar cookies, house-made pastel marshmallows, or a side of Bunny Food (carrot & celery sticks). Simple tweaks in presentation can make the day special for little diners.

Easter Event Flyer Count Your Chickens

Your diners are likely to arrive in larger groups than usual, and will be put off by long wait times. If your restaurant will be open on Easter Sunday, advertise in advance with a customizable Easter Flyer. Encourage customers to make reservations, or allow call-ahead seating requests. This will make table management easier on your staff, and a more pleasant experience for your guests. If your establishment hasn’t hosted Easter events before, allowing reservations will also give you a sense of how many diners to expect, so you can stock up and staff appropriately. And be sure to order prints of your Easter Menus as soon as possible!