How Does One Advertise Flyers in Fast Food Joints

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I am interested in printing many leaflet or flyers and leaving them in fast food restaurants like Macdonalds, KFC and so on.

How does one go about this? Your responses will be appreciated
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  • Profile picture of the author Aaron Doud
    Can yopu explain what you are doing more? Aka what the flyer is for?

    From what I can guess you are doing your flyers will end up in the trash the second a manager sees them.
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  • Profile picture of the author jtchaschowy
    It's going to be more difficult to get your flyers displayed in a corporate business where the person in charge of the establishment is just a lowly worker in the grand scheme of the corporation.

    So you should be talking to smaller businesses, places where the real owner is more readily available. Then you can better offer some form of payment to display your material near their register or on display near the entrance, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author MartinBuckley
    Most managers of fast food places will only let you place flyers on the counter or hang one up on the wall if it's realated to helping a charity or is part of a fundraiser for your local area.

    All the best,

    Martin
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    • Profile picture of the author celente
      Originally Posted by MartinBuckley View Post

      Most managers of fast food places will only let you place flyers on the counter or hang one up on the wall if it's realated to helping a charity or is part of a fundraiser for your local area.

      All the best,

      Martin
      nice idea there, we have got spot on the front page in the paper from doing charity type events.

      But have not tried that with miccy dees, or other fast food places. Interesting.
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      • Profile picture of the author davidreese
        Hi,

        Franchase/Corporate stores typically don't accept flyers. You may be able to leave them but I wouldn't count on them making it past the next cleanup crew.

        The cardboard displays make it in some shops though I only know of one McDonald's in the Bay Area that has a place for flyers.

        Every now and again you might get a shop owned by an individual rather than corporate. We got a couple posters up in the Burger King in downtown Oakland that way.

        We've had luck with a couple of Subways and a KFC now and again.

        Look for the mom and pop shops.

        David
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve Solem
    I was just in a local Arbys the other day and they had a cardboard brochure stand with brochures for a local halloween attraction placed on the table where people get their napkins and condiments etc...

    I've also seen discount coupons for amusement parks at other places by the register, so it's definitely possible, but I don't know any of the details behind how they got placed.

    If I owned a restaurant I'd probably say yes to you if you asked nicely and it was to promote a local attraction or business, and if you offered free admission or a discount for me and my employees, I think you'd get a definite yes.
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    • I`m afraid that management in McDonalds won`t allow you to do that .
      I would rather try small cornershops if it fits your business.
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    • Profile picture of the author grandstar
      Originally Posted by Steve Solem View Post

      I was just in a local Arbys the other day and they had a cardboard brochure stand with brochures for a local halloween attraction placed on the table where people get their napkins and condiments etc...

      I've also seen discount coupons for amusement parks at other places by the register, so it's definitely possible, but I don't know any of the details behind how they got placed.

      If I owned a restaurant I'd probably say yes to you if you asked nicely and it was to promote a local attraction or business, and if you offered free admission or a discount for me and my employees, I think you'd get a definite yes.
      You fully understand what I am saying. Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Aaron Doud
    Steve pointed out some that likely would be allowed.

    If you tell us what your flyers will be then we can better advise you on where and how to place them.
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  • Profile picture of the author SQUARE NC
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    I sincerely do hope that your entire strategy isn't based on this.

    Why not throw an ad up on craigslist and pay some hungry college kids $30 a piece to distribute your flyers for you instead?
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    • Originally Posted by SQUARE NC View Post

      I sincerely do hope that your entire strategy isn't based on this.

      Why not throw an ad up on craigslist and pay some hungry college kids $30 a piece to distribute your flyers for you instead?
      They likely to land in the bin
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    • Profile picture of the author KEKilpatrick
      Originally Posted by SQUARE NC View Post

      I sincerely do hope that your entire strategy isn't based on this.

      Why not throw an ad up on craigslist and pay some hungry college kids $30 a piece to distribute your flyers for you instead?
      Pssht if you're paying $30 per flyer I'll distribute them for you :p
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      • Profile picture of the author tonnygarden
        I think you should offer some discounted fast food coupons to your regular customers. On behalf of that, you may get some new customers that will help you increase your sales.
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  • I would hire 3-4 people for the local area to hand out flyers. x$ per set of 50-100. This would not be over bearing for the individuals, but it is enough if you make them, fill in placement information- business cards, simple form.......business name-telephone, address=
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  • ...I've been doing Flyers and Postcards for years and years.

    As many have said, it's unlikely you'll get a stand in a "corporate" fast food empire.

    Unless it's for a "good cause" - a local charity.

    The only times it may be possible for a "commercial" Flyer is if you get to know the manager or manageress.

    Offer to make a contribution to the charity of their choice and they might let you have the stand for a week or so.

    It helps if the Flyer is for a locally owned business which has some kind of a "connection" with the restaurant.

    Another option is to get distributers to give the Flyers to customers coming in or out of the restaurant.

    Even this becomes difficult if the restaurant "owns" the surrounding property.

    Again if you offer to make a charity contribution - the management may let you.


    Steve


    P.S. i've had clients who were mad keen in getting Flyers into fast food restaurants - because of the volume of people and the hope that diners would read the Flyers while they were eating.

    Having spoken to a few Managers - often they do want to help - particularly if there is a decent charitable pop. But they're biggest concern is their area manager coming in and going ballistic if they were to see a Flyer stand. Or seeing people giving them out in the restaurants surrounding premises.

    Which means getting approval from the area managers is the best bet - but unfortunately it won't be easy.
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