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Referral Programs for Restaurants

Grow your restaurant, cafe, or eatery through word of mouth.


Whether you’re running a restaurant, cafe, or small eatery, getting customer referrals can help your business make more money, and bring in more locals who become lifelong customers. With Pollen, you can build a referral program for your shop in minutes, then share it out with your customers through a simple link. That’s it! You promote your program, and Pollen takes care of the rest. We believe that word-of-mouth is the best way to grow a restaurant, and with Pollen, it’s easier than ever.


Launch a referral program in minutes.

It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3.



Choose a gift

“Give your friends a free slice of pizza


Then a reward

and get a free pizza


And the number

for every 3 friends who use it.”


How it works.


Share the link to your program.

After you create your program, you just share 1 link. When customers tap or click the link, they’ll be able to join your program in seconds and start referring friends. Share your link anywhere your customers are: your website, social media, and more.


Customers join in seconds, create an account, and can refer friends right from their phone.

Your customers will be able to share your gift with friends in just a few taps, through text message, social, or anywhere else they want.

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Customers redeem rewards, in seconds.

Customers can use our “tap to redeem” feature, so everything is hands-free for you. And redeeming a Friend’s gift just takes a few seconds. From there, Pollen will invite the friend to join your program and start inviting their friends.


How Pollen makes you money.

As a restaurant, food truck, or cafe, referrals are incredibly powerful to growing your business in the cheapest way possible. With most food items, you’re marking them up 300% or so. So giving away a free slice of pizza (a $3 value), only costs you $1 in product. Not only that, but if you gain a lifetime customer through you’re referral program, they may end up spending $50-500+ with you every year.

How about an example?

Let’s say your referral program is, “give your friends a free chicken sandwich, and earn a free sandwich, for every 5 you send.” If it costs you $3 per sandwich, you’ll spend $18 to gain 5 new customers. If those customers come back to spend just $10 with you, 4 times a year, you’ll earn $200 in one year alone (and it only cost you $18 to get them, plus the cost of Pollen).

Calculate your restaurant’s potential profit using our ROI calculator.


Examples of what you can build…

Give your friends and earn for every
a free ice cream a free sundae 3 who come in
a free slice a free slice 2 who come in
a free taco a $5 gift card 3 who come in


Everything we offer, at one low price…

  • Custom referral program: create a fully customized, two-way referral program.

  • Custom loyalty program: ditch the stamp cards and hole punchers (learn more).

  • Reporting: view how many customers and redemptions you have.

  • Fully-automated: Pollen rewards customers and invites friends, automatically.

  • Manage/edit: change, pause, or cancel your program anytime.

  • And more: we’re always working to add new features & tools. As a Pollen member, you get access to them all.

Learn more about our features.


Why Pollen?

No contract, signup fees or hidden costs.

No extra equipment needed.

One low, monthly cost.

Access to every feature & tool we release.

World-class support that really cares about your success.

Need more reasons? Here you go.


Try it free for 14 days.

Ready to launch your program and give Pollen a spin? Try it free for 2 weeks. Pollen works for everything from smoothie shops, to pizza, burgers, pubs, taco trucks, and more. If you’re eatery is a brick & mortar location, Pollen will work for you.