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Promo Pads Blog: All about food and drink service


It's always sad when someone you care about leaves. Like many others, we at Promo Pads were very surprised to awake on Friday 24th June and learn that the British people had voted to leave the EU. While we certainly hoped that the UK would[...]

And We’re Off!

Exciting times ahead! Promo Pads is creating the first custom tabletop order system in Europe, Dine. We can't wait to start solving problems for the food and drink industry. Our development project has already started, with the support of the Kildare Local Enterprise Office and[...]

Go Green! 10 ways to make your restaurant,...

Today is World Environment Day and the environment is in vogue with customers, so we thought we’d share some simple sustainability practices, hints and tips on making your bar, café or restaurant more eco-friendly. Creating a sustainable business is not just a good idea for[...]

How to market your restaurant, bar or café:...

Do you find that competition among bars, cafes and restaurants is fierce? In comparison to other SME’s, the food and drink service sector is recognised as having significant failure rates. We’ll cover the reasons for business failure and more importantly how you can help avoid[...]

We’ve been shortlisted!

News just in from InterTrade Ireland : Promo Pads, shortlisted for the 2017 Seedcorn Investor Readiness Competition. We are thrilled to have just received the news that Promo Pads has been shortlisted for the 2017 Seedcorn Investor Readiness Competition. The Seedcorn Investor Readiness Competition not[...]

How to Open a New Bar, Café or...

So you have found yourself asking how to open a new restaurant? Opening a new bar, café or restaurant can be a very exciting time. But to reach the point where the doors are actually open and you have customers, requires a lot of hard[...]

Drinks Industry Has Potential For €1.7 Billion Additional...

A recent report by the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland, highlights the significant revenue generated for the economy by this sector. Here's a summary of the key findings: • Ireland is home to 14,324 public houses, licensed restaurants, off-licenses, licensed hotels, producers and wholesalers. •[...]

Brexit Is Coming…

Over-dramatic headline and image? Maybe not. Enterprise Ireland has described Brexit as the most significant economic challenge of the last 50 years. They are advising clients to mobilise now and prepare for a hard Brexit. Brexit has implications for exporters, but also significantly for us[...]

6 ways to boost your bar, café or...

Business in the food and drink service industry can fluctuate. The number of customers generally reflects the economy status: it increases or remains steady in a good economy; and it declines in a troubled economy. But seasonal changes can also have an impact on business[...]

40% of new restaurants, bars and cafes fail:...

Thinking about opening a new restaurant, bar or café? Although the future looks bright for the food and drink service industry overall, there are no guarantees in this business. In fact, recent studies show that only 6 out of 10 new restaurants, bars and cafés[...]

Word-of-mouth marketing: How to get them talking about...

A recent Nielsen report shows that 92% of consumers believe recommendations from friends and family over all forms of advertising. In another study, 64% of marketing executives indicated that they believe word of mouth is the most effective form of marketing. So the question is:[...]

Safe? Food

There were officially 2000 cases of foot and mouth disease in the UK in 2001, but in reality, more than 6 million cattle, sheep and pigs were culled to control the disease. Food Safety is supposed to be one of the EU’s core competencies. Yet[...]