Free Downloadable Templates For Restaurants, Bars, & Coffee Shops

Owning a business is unarguably a lot of work – regardless of the industry you’re in. However, business owners in the service industry tend to lead even busier lives than their counterparts in other industries. With so many moving parts to keep track of (inventory, staff schedules, industry trends, etc.) it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Fortunately, the food service industry is so well-established that workflows and templates exist to make your life easier. 

In an effort to free up time for service industry business owners, Budget Branders has created a series of free downloadable templates that are versatile enough to be used in almost any coffee shop, bar, or restaurant. From scheduling templates to a free menu design, you can find the things you need to get your business up and running or running more efficiently below. For additional resources, be sure to check out our comprehensive coffee shop and restaurant resource guides. 

Free Downloadable Restaurant Manager’s Log Book

Maintaining a running log book is a great way for managers to track trends and unordinary occurrences within the establishment. Managers often use log books to track employee engagement (or lack thereof), track how weather patterns are affecting sales, make note of guest feedback, and compile general sales and labor data. You could create your own manager log book from scratch, but it’s often easier to start with a premade base. 

Budget Branders has put together an example manager’s log book template. The template is designed to work for almost any service industry establishment as-is, but it could also be customized to meet the exact needs of your restaurant, bar, or coffee shop.You can click the link below to download or copy the template.

Free Downloadable Restaurant Employee Scheduling Template

As any business owner in the food service industry knows, scheduling and managing part-time employees is a nightmare. The process is never easy, but it can be easier with a well organized system for planning and scheduling shifts. We’ve created a free downloadable scheduling template you can use to keep track of employee availability, create schedules, and print schedules to post on location for staff. The template is a Google Sheet, so it can also be shared with staff to view in real-time. 

Free Downloadable Restaurant Menu Templates

Good menu design is important, because it’s the part of your business brand that your customers will interact with the most. At a minimum, your menu should be well-organized and easy to read. However, in an ideal world, your menu will also pop enough to impress those who read it. Shops in locations with high foot traffic may be able to lure customers in if the menu out front is attractive enough. 

It can be expensive to work with a professional designer on a menu. You could end up paying $100 or more for your menu design. Fortunately, you don’t have to shell out a lot of money to have a good looking menu. 

We’ve created several free menu templates you can use to start creating your menu without having to start from scratch. The files are Illustrator files, so you’ll need access to Adobe Illustrator to edit the designs.

Plain & Simple Menu Design

Budget Branders Menu Template

Fast Casual Menu Design

Fast Casual Menu Design

Burger Joint Menu Design

Burger Joint Menu Design

BBQ Pit Menu Design

BBQ Menu Design

Modern Restaurant Menu Design

Modern Restaurant Menu Design

Free Downloadable Opening, Closing, & Cleaning Checklists

Established restaurants, coffee shops, and bars likely already have checklists and processes for cleaning, prep, and closing. However, if you’re just starting out or you’re in the planning phase for a new establishment, it can be helpful to review example checklists that you can build your own off of. 

Budget Branders has created free downloadable opening, closing, and cleaning checklists that you can use and modify to meet your needs. Your restaurant, coffee shop, or bar will sparkle for guests if employees follow our thorough to-do lists. 

Free Angel Shot & Ask For Angela Posters

Let guests know that you provide a safe process for getting them out of a dangerous or uncomfortable situation. Budget Branders created free downloadable Angel Shot and Ask For Angela posters that you can print and put up in the bathrooms of your establishment. You can read more about the Angel Shot and Ask For Angela campaigns here

Take Your Restaurant, Bar, or Coffee Shop Brand To The Next Level

If you’re looking to increase brand recognition and reach in an affordable way, there’s no better advertising space than on your own products. Budget Branders produces custom-printed cups and bags at some of the most competitive prices on the market. Custom branded takeout products are no longer reserved for large chains or very successful restaurants. We’ve worked hard to make our prices affordable for even the smallest service industry operation. 

Your customers will take your food and drinks outside of your physical store location to be showcased to hundreds of people they pass by and interact with. The best part? This advertising will cost you cents in printing.

There’s a reason why major chains like Starbucks, McDonald’s, and Chipotle all have custom-branded takeout supplies. Branded cups and bags are incredibly effective at helping to generate new and repeat business. If you’re interested in exploring what custom branded cups and bags might look like for your business, you can chat with one of our branding experts by pressing the live chat button, calling (888) 373-4880, or filling out a contact form.

Alex Butti
Alex Butti
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Jessica Guyant
Jessica Guyant
Thank you so much Jamie. This was my very 1st time ever ordering custom cups and bowls for my business. Jamie made the process really smooth and easy. She was also really quick in always getting back to me. Thank you. Bowls and cups showed up all packed really well in the timing promised. I was worried about the lids fitting, but they fit amazing just like Jamie said they would. I will definitely keep coming back. Thank you, Jess Wild Roots Apothecary
Will P
Will P
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Hanna Br0
I have not ordered from Budget Branders yet, but wanted to personally thank Customer Service Rep - Ramsey - for their kindness and patience with me on our live chat. Ramsey took the time to answer all of my questions and make sure I felt I had all the information I needed to get started. Ramsey deserves a big fat raise and I'm sorry I accidentally ended our chat with a sad face review. This was not intentional and should Ramsey's boss see this review, I hope he/she/them is able to know what a great experience my chat with Ramsey was. Thanks - H
Travis Goodman
Travis Goodman
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David Kranker
David Kranker
I've worked with Ramsey for a few months now. It's not every day you meet someone who is truly passionate about what they do and the industry they serve. Ramsey is a great guy. He offers exceptional customer service and he'll make sure you're truly satisfied with your order. I would highly recommend buying from Budget Branders if you're looking for custom-branded take-out cups, coffee sleeves, and/or bags.
Stephen Crosby
Stephen Crosby
Fantastic service and prices. One stop shop for all my branding needs. I noticed that orders are updated well and communication is great with these people. The website is easy to use and navigate. I like the option of ordering cups, napkins, or anything else to reinforce the brand at a very reasonable price.
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