ODM have compiled a list of 100 key products for bars & restaurants. This list can be used by professionals as a checklist for restaurants – it also showcases the sheer scope of the work our buying office does.

We have categorised products under the following main headings… Staff Uniform / Decor / Utensils / POS Display / Advertising / Gifts.

Staff uniforms are essential to communicating your branding to customers. It also gives a polished look to your restaurant.

Uniform ideas:

Decor can really differentiate your restaurant or bar from competition. Choose furniture wisely and customise well to create a unique look. Have a themed look and know what will attract the right customers.

Decor ideas:

  • Indoor/outdoor lighting
  • Lampshades
  • Beer Tables
  • Flower pots
  • Figurines/statues/paintings
  • Festive/seasonal decorations
  • Menu holders
  • Credit Card holders
  • Candles holders
  • Wooden picture
  • Able Table

Utensils will be used for preparing food – some are also items your customers will touch and use when eating. These can be customised.

Utensil ideas:

  • Buckets
  • Plates
  • dishes
  • Cutlery
  • Fryers
  • Bottle holders
  • Knife holders
  • Pots and pans
  • Ovens / Microwaves
  • Blenders / Juicers
  • Mixers / Shakers
  • Cooking cutlery
  • Bowls
  • Bread basket
  • Glass holders
  • Cutlery holders
  • Glasses
  • Cups / Mugs
  • Jugs
  • Table napkins
  • Napkin rings
  • Tablecloths
  • Trays
  • Bottle openers
  • Coasters
  • Wine stoppers
  • Champagne stoppers
  • Salt and pepper set
  • Mustard cups
  • Oil and vinegar sets
  • Napkin holders
  • Toothpick holders
  • Hand Sanitizer

POS displays & advertising are a must. The big brand names for drinks often give out such items. Think of the beer brand taps on counter tops for example. These can be designed to be unique and creative.  Mobile kitchens are a great idea for expanding your brand & catering for special events.

Display ideas:

Promotional materials should be planned early on so that they can tie in well with the restaurant theme and message. These are also key for driving customers to your establishment early and to generate buzz.

Promotional merchandise ideas:

  • Plush toys
  • Tattoos
  • badges
  • Magnets
  • Keychains
  • Stickers
  • Coloring pencils
  • Figurines
  • Toys
  • Balloons
  • Notepads
  • Coasters
  • Guest books
  • Wine albums
  • Face Paints

Gifts can encourage repeat visits by customers. Big chains frequently use figurines or toys as a gift with purchase, purchase with purchase or redemption promotion.  Check out these useful mechanisms for distributing promotional products.

Gift ideas:

  • Tea Tools
  • Mints
  • Coolzees
  • Polos
  • Sweatshirts
  • Bags
  • Hats
  • Thermo cups
  • mugs
  • Glasses
  • Puzzles
  • Bandanas
  • Pens
  • Jewelry
  • Collectible figurines
  • Candies
  • Keychains
  • balls
  • Flip flops
  • Crystal Globes

If you have any ideas in mind about promotional restaurant and bar products please feel free to contact ODM. We can help you bring your brand vision to life. Here at ODM, we are the professionals in marketing, design and manufacturing.


For more brand merchandising ideas, see the links below:

Own a cafe? Check out this blog post for the latest and greatest cafe merchandise you need for your own store.

These durable mugs have so much space to place your brand on them. Engrave your brand name or slogan to be eye-catching.

What more do you need in the summer than an inflatable drink holder for the pool? This customised holder is a fun marketing tool to boot sales.

These unique, practical and high-end bar glasses are sure to be a talking point for customers. Click this post for reasons why you need custom promotional glasses.