Love is in the air on Sunday. You’re probably all set up for Valentine’s Day by now. To get your customers into the romantic vibes, share some Valentine’s Day facts and quotes on your socials. If you’re offering meal boxes/kits, remember to send a last-minute reminder email!
What else is going on this week? It’s going to be international. Join me on a virtual journey around the globe. We’re going to stop by in Italy, Poland and China. Ready?
Tuesday 9th – National Pizza Day
National Pizza Day is coming up tomorrow. This day can, in fact, be a full day of pizza! Start off with a fried egg and bacon topping in the morning, a healthy veggie one for lunch and a proper spicy meaty one for dinner. Yeah, why not also include a chocolate one for dessert.
Undoubtedly, the trickiest part and hardest decision with pizza is the topping. Are you team traditional Margherita or give-me-every-topping possible? Yes to ham and pineapple or rather hot and spicy? Last question, American or Italian style?
Hardly any other dish comes with so many options, certainly able to please every taste bud around the world.
The top 5 Pizza toppings to share with your customers:
Thursday 11th – Fat Thursday
It’s 6 days until Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the Lent. Fat Thursday (‘T?usty czwartek’) is traditionally celebrated in Poland. Coming with it lots of sweet treats, preferably ‘P?czek’ (jam-filled doughnuts) and long queues in front of bakeries. The traditional filling to go for is a quite delicate one – rose jam.
By the way, if you don’t eat at least one P?czek you will have bad luck for the rest of the year. Better don’t risk that!
Questions to engage with your customers:
- What’s your favourite doughnut filling/topping?
- Donut or doughnut?
- Baked or fried?
- Why do some have a hole?
Friday 12th – Chinese New Year
Happy Chinese New Year! Each year has its own zodiac animal with this year marking the year of the Ox, symbolising strength and determination.
There’s lots going on during these 16(!) days of celebrations, also called the Spring Festival or Lunar New Year. 20% of the global population is in fact celebrating.
Festivities usually include parades and performances (involving dragons and lions), traditional costumes, plenty of fireworks (to ward off evil spirits) and of course lots of delicious food. The most popular traditional food is a rich rice cake (sweet or savoury) called ‘nian gao’.
Some facts to share with your customers:
Did you know …?
- Celebrations end with the Lantern Festival on the 26th
- Red is the colour to go for
- No chores allowed (bad luck!)
- Children get lucky money in red envelopes
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