Ok I'm just going to throw a bunch of things into the mix ask a few questions and of course you reject or accept what ever you want.
This is really the wrong time of year for soup. Soups are great winter time foods.
D not do a buffet, it's the fastest way to go broke in this business.
Date night at a local restaurant/bar sorry I don't think so. That will never work unless your allowing under 21 to drink. These kids have seen tens of thousands of fast food commercials and that's where they go and hang out, or eat.
But you spoke of older citizens but made no note of the middle aged people. You need the people between 30 and 60 to do what your looking for.
Do you serve food in your bar?
Do you do a good bar business?
Is Friday or Saturday night a great bar night?
What is and how close is your nearest competition?
I have always thought that a really good bar even with a ton of competition could make some great extra money by opening up the kitchen for breakfast
at 11:00 PM. Think about all the times that you have left a bar and gone to get something to eat after drinking all evening. It's a no brainier. And if your food is good you'll pull from other bars where patrons will leave earlier to get something to eat on the way home. It will take some time to establish and you need a small menu, to make a fast turn around but it will work.
PS I had to add something it really is the economy unless your doing something wrong food wise or price wise. It's slower than it should be for everyone but that said you can survive if you fight like hell. But this move could turn your place into the towns winner
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