Background Music for Restaurants

Background music for restaurants

Background Music for Restaurants

Background Music Streaming Service for Restaurants

Background Music Streaming Service for Restaurants

Whether you run a fine dining establishment or a quick-service eatery, background music is a vital part of your design and an essential element when it comes to setting the tone for your restaurant. Music plays a positive role in the overall guest experience as it has the potential to raise guest satisfaction, enhance your restaurant’s image, and increase revenue.

My Instore Radio has the right background music and all the features needed for restaurant owners. All songs are fully licensed for your restaurant and individually reviewed for appropriate content to suit any location.

Carefully Curated Playlists Loved by Your Guests

All our restaurant music solutions include the same features and our complete licensed music library with all the songs your guests know and love. You can even switch between our flexible music streaming services whenever you prefer.

Pre-Programmed Playlists For Restaurants

Choose from a wide selection of pre-programmed playlists, designed by our team of experts for restaurants of all types. Dynamically updated so they always stay fresh.

Combine Music Genres with Genre Selector™

Mix and match from dozens of popular restaurant music genres to create the perfect ambiance for your space. Easily manage from anywhere with our online control panel.

Let Us Create the Perfect Restaurant Music Playlist

Based on the demographics of your business and all the tools from professional radio stations, we carefully curate playlists to deliver the best guest experience.

Select your playlist song-by-song with Song Selector™

Select every single song yourself. Based on your selections, we create a new custom mix every day and assist you by reviewing and rating all songs and lyrics in advance.

Give Your Guests the Best Restaurant Music With My Instore Radio

We recognize the power of music in restaurants – and know how to best utilize it to connect with your customers. Studies have shown that well-placed background music increase sales and customer satisfaction. Our system provides customized playlists that are perfect for all types of restaurants. You are also welcome to program your own music as you see fit.

In a restaurant environment, music matters. Quiet, reflective songs encourage relaxed contemplation; medium tempo sounds at moderate volume promote busy, engaged behavior, whereas louder, fast-paced music is appropriate in a high-energy, crowded setting.

Music influences staff behavior in restaurants as well. The right music can both calm and energize both customers and restaurant staff. Your staff needs to stay positive, so even in stressful moments when your restaurant is packed, upbeat, cheerful songs will improve their mood and increase productivity.

Best Restaurant Music With My Instore Radio
Music You Play in Restaurants

How Important Is the Music You Play in Restaurants?

Let’s face it, streaming music is everywhere these days. Intentionally placed background music is an integral part of a successful restaurant’s brand.

Whether standing and waiting for a table, awaiting a chef’s special, dining on a meal, or lingering over coffee and dessert, we offer dozens of suggested playlists for whatever mood fits the setting. We can customize playlists for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or various times in between, when different moods require different sounds. In addition to engaging customers with favorites, some establishments may even want to expose diners to a new selection of music.

Providing the right background music for your restaurant is an essential component of the dining experience – enhancing ambiance, influencing dining pace, reinforcing brand identity, and contributing to overall customer satisfaction.

Different Music for Different Settings

My Instore Radio offers playlists that set the mood for any time and location, creating a harmonious soundscape. You might want to play familiar classic rock songs in a casual family-friendly restaurant to keep guests happy while they await service. In a traditional bar setting, a cool jazz vibe is perfect for lingering over cocktails, whereas at a trendy upscale bar, a more modern playlist with indie-electronic tunes would be a smart choice.

Coffee shops often want to create warm, memorable moments with customers, so acoustic guitar and indie music that encourages them to linger over a second cup and something from the bakery works best. Meanwhile, fast food fans love to “eat to the beat,” so modern pop would fit the bill. For an elegant fine dining experience, classical music is always a good choice.

The key for restaurants is to discover what type of popular music works best in their particular environment. With My Instore Radio, there’s something for every taste and every possible setting. Here are a few examples of what we know is effective.

Streaming Platform Built for Restaurants
Fine Dining

Classical, jazz and instrumental music create an elegant and sophisticated atmosphere without distraction. Other genres, including bossa nova, or soft acoustic music can also be appropriate in an upscale restaurant. These genres enhance the dining experience by adding a touch of refinement and relaxation without overpowering conversations or the culinary experience.

Family Restaurants

The main goal for a family restaurant is to provide great food in a warm and welcoming environment for all patrons. Modern pop, classic soft rock or Motown are certain to engage and entertain diners of all ages and keep them returning over and over. Our songs are carefully selected and individually reviewed for content, and unlike many streaming services, you can be certain that music labeled “Super Clean” is in fact appropriate for children, teens, and families.

Fast Casual

The mood should be upbeat in a fast casual setting, where customers want to enjoy a quick lunch or a bite before the game or show. So, they’ll “eat to the beat,” with modern upbeat pop, rock, R&B, or even hip-hop moving things along smoothly in this environment. The key is expediency and quick turnover, a model that My Instore Radio playlists support every day of the year.

Bars, Pubs and Taverns

Bars and Pubs want to make customers feel comfortable, extend their dining and drinking experience, and encourage them to return frequently. Classic pop and rock music playlists are good choices for these types of establishments, as they provide familiar music for diverse audiences. Country music can also be a popular choice in bar-style restaurants, and we provide several playlists from classic country to contemporary sounds.

Coffee Shops

Coffee shops and similar establishments want to create warm, memorable moments with customers. Popular playlists in this casual environment might be anything from classic jazz to soft rock to indie-folk, just a few of the many trendy playlists that encourages patrons to linger over a second cup of java or perhaps order something from the bakery.

Holiday Playlists

Certain times of the year demand certain musical genres. With the right music, customers will linger a while longer in your establishment when they need to take a break from shopping. Come November, that holiday playlist will be just what your customers want to hear! My Instore Radio also offers curated seasonal playlists for Halloween, Cinco De Mayo and St. Patrick’s Day.

Finally, a Music Streaming Platform Built for Restaurants

My Instore Radio is a subscription-based background music streaming and digital signage solution for restaurants. From small businesses to global brands, My Instore Radio scales to any business size and can be centrally managed from anywhere to create a consistent music experience.


Choose the Right Option for Music in Your Restaurant

Select the right media player option for your restaurant, sign up for an account, and you are ready to manage music, video and overhead messaging.

  • The reliable, ‘set-and-forget’ MIR Media Player. A dedicated piece of hardware for either music or video streaming. A business media player for business needs.
  • The MIR Streaming App. Download and install the app on one of the devices you already have and you are ready to play music.
Streaming Platform Built for Restaurants
My Instore Radio App for Android
My Instore Radio App for IOS
Digital Signage for Restaurants

Digital Signage for Restaurants

Digital signage is the next-level method for reaching out to your guests and engaging with them.

Use video walls to create an exciting and immersive guest experience, raise sales by drawing attention to specific menus or spotlight new offers.

Let’s discuss your business needs