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Music for Restaurants

Quick Service Restaurants

Enhance fast dining with lively, engaging tunes that elevate the customer experience, making every visit memorable without slowing the pace.

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Good music is good business

Background music can have a profound impact on your restaurant

Increase sales & repeat customers

Background music can encourage customers to spend more time in the restaurant or cafe, leading to increased sales.


Improve the dining experience

A positive dining experience, including the impact of background music, encourages customers to return, leading to increased repeat business and revenue.


Enhance your brand identity

Background music can help establish your brand identity and create a memorable experience for customers.

How music impacts the dining experience

Music and messaging by CloudCover can enhance your business in so many ways


Minimize perceived wait times

In the bustling environment of a quick service restaurant, the right playlist can make all the difference. Thoughtfully curated music can distract customers from their wait, making the time seem to fly by.


Create a memorable experience

While quick service is the key, a memorable dining experience extends beyond just food. By streaming the perfect type of music, you ensure that customers remember their visit for all the right reasons.


Enhance your brand identity

Every fast-food restaurant has its unique flavor, not just in its dishes but also its ambiance. Choosing the right music genre that aligns with your brand can make your establishment stand out in the crowded marketplace.


Boost customer turnover

In a quick service restaurant, efficiency is key. By playing the right tempo and type of music, you can subtly encourage a smooth flow of customers, ensuring a satisfying dining experience. without unnecessary delays.


Improve staff morale

The right background music can uplift the spirit of your staff, making their shifts more enjoyable. When restaurant owners consider their employees' preferences for music, it can significantly boost team morale and productivity.


Mask unwanted sounds

Overhead music not only sets the mood but also masks unwanted kitchen noises and chatter. Streaming background music can create a more cohesive dining environment, ensuring that distractions are kept at bay.

Case Studies

Coffee Company Brews Up Good Vibes With Custom Music Station

This coffee retailer is streaming a custom CloudCover station to more than 450 of their stores every day. They wanted to match their background music with their quirky, fun-loving brand. So we worked with them to build a custom music station that reflects their positive energy. After a full brand sound analysis by our professional music curation team, we hand-selected every song in their new station, which gets updated every week with new tracks. Now their employees are brewing up great coffee with a huge smile on their faces. And customers are loving it too.

Overhead audio messaging

Whether it's promoting daily specials, announcing events, or conveying important information, CloudCover empowers you to schedule messages for specific times or intervals, ensuring your communications are not only relevant but also seamlessly integrated into the rhythm of your business day. This dynamic scheduling capability enhances customer engagement and creates an impactful interaction with your customers.

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Adapt Your Quick Service Ambiance Hourly with Music

In the rhythm of a quick service restaurant, the day ebbs and flows in unique ways. Use CloudCover's streaming service to seamlessly align with these shifts: play motivating, upbeat tunes during peak hours to energize the setting and transition to mellower tracks in off-peak times, maintaining a comfortable atmosphere for both customers and staff.

  • As breakfast or lunch rushes approach, curated upbeat playlists can sync with the dynamic, reinforcing the restaurant's energetic vibe and keeping spirits high.
  • The midday rush demands energy. Swift, upbeat tracks can keep the momentum going, echoing the lively buzz and efficiency of a quick service environment.
  • Drive-thrus are about speed and efficiency. Opt for rhythmic, energizing beats that keep the service brisk and customers engaged.
  • Launching a new item or promoting a special? Consider having music and messaging that complements the theme—be it zesty tunes for a spicy offer or sweet melodies for a dessert special.

Centralized Control for Quick Service Restaurant Soundtracks

In the dynamic realm of fast casual dining, maintaining consistency across various outlets is crucial. With modern platforms, restaurant owners and managers can effortlessly monitor and adjust the overhead music and audio messages for multiple locations, ensuring a uniform dining experience.

  • Track the response to streaming playlists across outlets and gauge customer preferences in real time.
  • Retrieve reports spanning various timelines to ensure all locations adhere to the desired soundtrack ambiance.
  • Adjust the mood of any restaurant location with just a click, tailoring the vibe to current needs or promotions.
  • Ensure promotions, specials, and important information are being consistently communicated across all branches.

Audio Messaging

Harnessing overhead audio Messaging in fast casual restaurants

In quick service restaurants, timely communication is essential. Overhead audio messaging efficiently keeps patrons updated on specials, events, and announcements.

  • Share the excitement of daily deals or limited-time offers, enticing guests to explore menu additions or combo deals.
  • Whether it's a themed day or the launch of a new menu item, audio messages can spark interest and curiosity among diners.
  • In the event of any sudden changes—be it operating hours or specific service alterations—audio messages ensure guests are well-informed.

Audio Messaging

Create a unique sound for your business

Jazz Instrumental

Chill Jazz

Spa Lounge

Rejuvenating Pop / Soul / Instrumental

Office Workday Hits

Pop / Top 40 / Classics for Office / Medical / Health Care Facilities

Workout Old School

90s-2010s High Energy

80s Rock

Hard Rock / Hair Metal / Alternative

Pub Hits

Pop & Rock Hits for Bar, Brewery, & Pub Environments

Latin Workout Party

120+ BPM

Coffee Shop

Brunch Cafe Acoustic & Pop

Fresh Country

Hot and Trending / Today's Country

Today’s Hits

Top Songs of the Past 2 Years / Top 40

Family Favorites

Clean Lyrics for All Ages

Everything you need to create the perfect sound

All music licensing included

License coverage to legally stream background music in your businesses

No ads or interruptions

Your music is never interrupted unwanted advertisements or DJs

Hundreds of curated stations

Access hundreds of stations spanning every genre, mood, and era

10,000+ Artist Stations

Each artist station captures the essence of the featured musician

Custom stations and mixes

Choose a set of songs or artists, and let Pandora's Music Genome work its magic

Clean family-friendly tracks

Business stations are fully lyric-checked and rated for explicit language and offensive subject matter

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Most CloudBox music players come preprogrammed, ensuring they’re ready to deliver tunes right out of the box without any manual setup.

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Stream from a mobile device by connecting to an amplifier by wire, Bluetooth, AirPlay, or Chromecast.


Log into CloudCover in your web browser to stream directly to any connected speakers.


Stream music and messaging through your existing Sonos system with our native integration.

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Frequently asked questions

Do I need any special equipment to use the CloudCover service?

When I use CloudCover, do I have to worry about song rights, royalties or other licensing issues?

Can I manage multiple locations using CloudCover from a single device or location?

Is there someone I can talk to if I need help or have questions about my service or need technical support?