The four 'Cs' driving Jason's Deli's success

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Jason's Deli racks up around $2.5M in AUVs. It's achieving that success by sticking with its core strengths, listening to customers, maintaining control and building strong company culture.

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Eliminate complacency to build a thriving enterprise

People, products, markets, customers and processes are dynamic and must change in order to adapt and grow.

Nine keys for driving speed of service

Restaurants can become victims of their own success when high volume slows down service. Check out these tips for satisfying the need for speed.

Five steps to creating a successful catering platform

Having a plan is crucial to the success of catering within your organization, and it includes timelines, teams, locations, the menu and marketing.

Noodles & Company reports limp Q2 comps

Noodles & Company posted disappointing Q2 results, with comps declining 1 percent for company owned stores, 2.2 percent for franchised stores and 1.1 percent system-wide.

The importance of online ordering when it comes to catering

Research has shown that people who place mobile and online orders have an average ticket 30 percent higher than in-store customers.

Chipotle cites increased throughput as a driver behind same-store sales lift

Same-store sales drive strong second quarter results.

Pollo Tropical's streamlined menu, focus on accuracy boost AUVs

Increased efficiency, improved accuracy lead to gains for Pollo Tropical.

Reward and loyalty programs for your catering customers

Provide your customers with the option to select which program they prefer.

Salata’s growth driven by consumer demand for clean eating

Guests also want more vegetarian proteins, such as quinoa, tofu and falafel, as well as sauces and spices.

McAlister's CEO: We don't spend much on marketing because of our catering program

Many of McAlister's catering customers are first-timers who buy into the brand after the experience.

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NEWS


In 5 years, your whole day could revolve around Starbucks

Just when you thought the coffee behemoth can't possibly get any bigger, it announces a five-year plan to grow even more through non-traditional venues,expanded dayparts, mobile ordering and delivery.

Kneaders launches new ordering platform

The new ordering platform from Olo features order ahead, customizable catering options and group ordering.

Maui Wowi awards mobile vendor franchise to Texas couple

Mike Kruitwagen and Debbie Hedrick will operate a mobile model and catering unit.

Qdoba experiences double-digit growth in catering sales

Jack in the Box, parent company of Jack in the Box and Qdoba restaurant brands, announced its Q4 and FY results this week. Jack in the Box's Q4 same-store sales were up 3.1 percent at both company and franchised locations. This is compared to a decrease of 0.2 percent during the same period last year. For the fiscal year, ended Sept.

Boston Market catering, takeout up 20 percent over last year

Heat & Serve options have surged 20 percent over last year, and catering is up 18 percent.

Fresh To Order adding delivery at new South Carolina unit

Fresh To Order's first unit in South Carolina will focus on delivery, grab 'n go and catering.

La Madeleine rolls out holiday catering and gift options

La Madeleine announced several holiday promotions, including catering and gift options. "When the flavors of the holiday season come to mind, it's a nostalgic combination of comfort and tradition" said Susan Dederen, vice president of culinary, in a company press...

Boston Market gears up for holidays

Boston Market served more than 41,000 whole turkeys, nearly 3 million pounds of mashed potatoes and more than 13 million pieces of cornbread in November and December last year.

Einstein Bros. & Noah's New York Bagels offer Black Friday catering special

Einstein Noah will offer special pricing on catering orders placed through its 1-800-BAGEL-ME phone line.

Just Fresh set to open catering-focused unit in Charlotte business park

Just Fresh, part of Chanticleer Holdings, will focus on catering breakfast and lunch in the Ballantyne Corporate Park.

Noodles & Company makes incremental progress in Q3

Noodles & Company announced that same-store comps increased 1.7 percent system-wide.

Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill opens redesigned urban store

In addition design changes, the new prototype introduces breakfast service, a to-go and online ordering pick-up window, a catering area and inclusion of the mobile app.

Sales up, margins down as Panera continues 2.0 transformation

Comps for company stores increased 2.1 percent and 0.7 percent for franchise stores while margins declined 2 percent due to food costs and costs related to Panera's 2.0 initiative.

Boston catering concierge secures $300K VC Investment

The funding will help Phoodeez, a corporate catering concierge that works with more than 40 local restaurants and food trucks, reach more customers.

WorkPlace Impact adds restaurant brands to portfolio

WorkPlace Impact, a marketing company that targets consumers directly at work, has added restaurant clients to its portfolio. According to a news release, Subway and Buffalo Wild Wings are among several other chains that are now accessing WPI's permission-based network,...

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As the restaurant industry becomes more crowded, operators are turning to new services to compete and differentiate. Among the fastest growing services is off-premise catering. It is estimated that restaurant locations can add $1,000 to their daily sales by adding this channel.