The marketing mix is a term that has been continually used to refer to a set of strategies adopted by a business to achieve certain pre-determined objectives. The set of tactics is used across different businesses that provide both products and services. The general reference to marketing mix refers to 4 P's (Forsyth and Greenhough, 2003). These are: the product or service, the price, the place and promotion. Some variations of the marketing mix contain 7 P's and have people, process and physical evidence added (Kerin and Rudelius, 2001).
This paper will propose a set of marketing tactics for a restaurant. The main focus will therefore be on the successful conglomeration of a marketing mix aimed at providing the best service (George and Gibson, 1991). The general goal is to decide the right product to sell, to the right people at the right price in the right place and at the right time. The customers must be the center of attention and the focus is on satisfying their wants and desires. In order to achieve this, the right combination of skills will entail anticipating and identifying needs of the customers and working towards their fruition (George and Gibson, 1991).
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[...] This will arouse curiosity in people and eventually will transform into patronage for the restaurant. The variety of meals provided will be served primarily inside the premise with an option for eat-away options. Eventually the restaurant will roll out a delivery mechanism where orders placed by individual clients or businesses can be delivered hot or cold. Advertisements in the local media will be done together with promotional campaigns in events around the town. This, the restaurant hopes, will create awareness and in turn increase patronage. [...]
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