People love to receive restaurant gift cards because most everyone loves to be treated to dinner. They make a great gift for young and old alike and can be given for any special occasion – such as birthdays, religious holidays, anniversaries, weddings, and so on – or just to say thank you.
The popularity of restaurant gift cards has doubled since 2002. In a busy world where families have little time for fun and recreation, what better gift to give than an evening out without having to spend money on a meal? Most all restaurants offer gift cards, and many offer them online. The values usually range from $10 to $100 depending on the establishment.
Companies often take advantage of buying restaurant gift cards in bulk to treat their employees on holidays or for outstanding performance awards. This not only favors the company that purchases the cards, but it inevitably helps the restaurant if the meal is good. People tend to go back to restaurants where they know they will get a good meal every time.
Usually, if the entire amount is not used on the first visit, the balance will carry for another time. The card can also be purchased in increments. For example, instead of giving a $100 card, give four $25 cards. Make sure you check with the restaurant ahead of time to make sure the card is valid for the date you would like to go. There are instances, holidays for example, when the card might not be honored.