We’ve been working on a really fun project with Frankie and Benny’s over the last few months and the campaign launches today so I can finally share it with you.
After becoming parents going out to eat is very different experience, gone are the days of slowly browsing the menu and enjoying starters before your main course, things need to be ordered and eaten as quickly as possible to avoid the kids getting bored and wanting to either run around or scream that they want to leave. One of the most important things when we decide where to go out and eat is how child-friendly the restaurant is, if they don’t look like they would be welcoming towards children then I wouldn’t eat in there as I would be on edge and unable to relax.
That’s why the Kids in Control campaign by Frankie and Benny’s is something I wanted to be part of, they have really thought of the kids this summer and have lots going on.
First up is the kids eat free voucher (valid Mon-Fri with a paying adult). Mr C and I went out for lunch on our own yesterday and couldn’t believe how much cheaper it was with just the two of us, we are a family of 4 and going out to eat isn’t cheap so offers like this are so helpful.
Then there is the drawing competition. Each time you go into a Frankie and Benny’s from now until September the 4th the children will be given a colouring sheet. Once they have turned their favourite dish into a drawing all you have to do is take a photo and upload it to Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #KidsInControl. There are lots of prizes to be won including the chance to have their characters brought to life at a kids only event, hosted with the chefs at Frankie’s innovative kitchen as well as 40 Alton Towers or Chessington family vouchers up for grabs. Prizes will be awarded each week throughout the summer.
The kids turned their favourite dishes into drawings a little while ago, Cherry helped Tiger as he’s still at the scribble stage of drawing.
They created Princess Pasta and Pirate Pasta. Cherry is actually trying to eat the drawing here, while Tiger watched her wondering what on earth she was doing!
Tiger’s is upside down but he decided he’d had enough and ran off before I could switch it the right way!
And here are the animated versions that were created by the team.
The drawings from the other children involved in the campaign have been turned into animations too and have all been put into a little animated story that is available to watch on the Frankie and Benny’s app. You can also watch it here, the kids were so excited to see their drawings come to life.
Oh and the final thing, if you enter your email address when you have downloaded the app then you will be rewarded with a £10 voucher for your next visit.
Visit the Frankie and Benny’s website for more details on the app as well as to view the menu and to find your nearest restaurant.
Thanks to Frankie and Benny’s for asking us to work with them on this fun project!