Posted by Mel Aguilar

Setting your own diner food business apart from the hundred all others in America can be a tough one. Running out of ideas on how to drive sales at your own diner? Then, this is the perfect time to switch to Chalkboards! They are cheap, durable, versatile, and stylish, which you can modify with your target market in mind (they are also very Instagram-worthy!). No doubt that a chalkboard menu and signages will be the smartest and most economical addition to your business!

Why Opt for Chalkboard Menu For Diners

chalkboard menu for diners

Chalkboards have been dominating the DIY world for many years now. It started as the standard simple blackboard with the use of traditional chalks. But, to meet the demands of contemporary times and the numerous chalkboard fanatics, they now come in different forms using different materials.

They are now available as an easy stick-on vinyl sheets or contact paper and as a handy spray chalkboard paint. And the traditional chalks were also replaced by liquid chalk markers to eliminate that irritating chalk residue you get under your nails.

Most diners use chalkboards as their menu. They usually construct a big board behind the counter and put in all the specials of the day and the entire menu. However, most of the business owners today have reinvented different ways to present their menu using chalkboards.

Here are some of the chalkboard menus I have seen from big and small diners:

Chalkboard Menu For Diners Ideas and Inspirations

Chalkboard Menu Tray

This one is smartly stylish. It is a simple tray with a top made of chalkboard. The menu has been written using colorful liquid chalk markers, wherein the special of the day has been highlighted. And when you’re ready to order, they would hand you over this piece of art.

Chalkboard Tabletop Menu

This is the most convenient way to highlight your special offers. The customers would automatically take notice of your unique chalkboard tabletop menu. Right before the customers get comfortable on their seat, they already know which new dish to try or what perks they can get.

Chalkboard Outdoor Stand

Nothing can catch the attention of many than a vintage-looking chalkboard stand outside you diner’s door. It is unique and stylish. You can put a catchy phrase on it that would make customers eager to try out your place.

Benefits of a Chalkboard Menu

  • Economical

Chalkboards are so cheap! Creating your DIY chalkboard menu will not cost you a fortune. You can simply purchase chalkboard vinyl sheets or contact paper and liquid chalk markers and you’re all set to make your own chalkboard menu. Actually, you can purchase a framed chalkboard for less than $5! Now, that’s a great deal to market your business without breaking the bank.

  • Unique and Stylish

For those diners who wants to give their place that comfy yet contemporary feeling, adding a chalkboard menu is the best choice. The vintage look of chalkboard menus give a diner an impression of having great food at affordable prices and at the same time a friendly atmosphere. No doubt, more and more customers will be drawn to your diner business in no time. And since liquid chalk markers are erasable, you can change the color, design and even edit your menu any time you want.

  • Handy and Versatile

Not only that chalkboards are easy to read, they are easy to use as well. You can simply scribble down highly legible messages on it to catch the attention of customers. Did I mention that chalkboards come in different sizes? Well, they do. That’s why you can use them in millions of different ways such as indoors, outdoors, on table tops, hanging frames and a lot more.

Chalk or Liquid Markers? Which is Better?

Chalkboard users nowadays prefer liquid chalk markers compared to traditional chalks for the following reasons:

  • They are nonpermanent and easy to erase.
  • Way cheaper than acrylic paints used in signage.
  • Liquid Chalk Markers don’t produce dust like traditional chalks do.
  • They create more legible sharper lines. Best for creating artistic designs.
  • You can use it to write on almost any type of surfaces.

So, what are you waiting for? Have your own chalkboard menu for your diner today and start making those sales while saving a lot of money on marketing!


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