Pinkberry adds Pick-Up Packs

Pinkberry will now offer Pick-Up Packs for orders of six to 24 yogurts. The Pick-Up Pack is a cooler-like, insolated carrier.

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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.

Are you ready to add off-premise catering to your business?

Catering should never be an afterthought; it's a lot of work and it reflects your reputation and brand.

How the entrepreneurial spirit can lead to new heights

Every successful brand in the multiunit restaurant community began with an entrepreneur who had vision and passion.

Noodles and Company plans to accelerate catering, dinner focus

Catering sales in test markets have reached 1 to 4 percent of sales, without much marketing.

Panera CEO: We've got to reduce friction with customers

The company will add more catering locations, which is expected to contribute to the bottom line in the coming years.

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NEWS


Falafill joins Chicago's The NOSH with pop-up storefront

Falafill has joined The NOSH Chicago and will serve lunch at a pop-up storefront on The Plaza each Friday. The NOSH will be held each Friday from 11 a.m.

Lavu releases delivery and routing extension for iPad POS system

Lavu Inc. announced today the addition of a new delivery and routing extension to its iPad POS system. Extension features include multiple order routing, estimated delivery times, best route recommendations and turn by turn directions for delivery personnel. The iPad...

Maui Wowi Minnesota franchisees team up for all-star baseball

Two Maui Wowi franchisees announced plans to team up to serve fans attending events related to the MLB All-Star Game at Target Field in Minneapolis on July 15. Franchisee and Director of Regional Support Mary Bigler will serve fans on...

Mobile Menchie's self-service fro-yo truck rolls into upstate New York

Menchie’s announced this weekend the launch of a mobile, self-service fro-yo food truck. The new truck launched in upstate New York on July 4. The mobile fro-yo truck will be available for sporting events, office parties, birthday and graduation celebrations, county fairs and private events.

Maui Wowi adding two mobile carts in Texas

Two new mobile carts are being added to Maui Wowi's Texas presence. Kimberly and Tony Revis of Houston, Texas plan to use the carts in events and venues in the Houston area.

Giardino expands Southern Florida presence

Giardino Gourmet Salads has opened its newest restaurant in Miami Lakes, Fla., in Park Centre located at 8008 NW 154 St. The restaurant will host a grand opening celebration on July 12. Current Giardino franchise partners Robert Fuerth and Jaime...

PizzaRev launches catering program

PizzaRev has launched a new catering program, and has appointed Bibiana Deaver as the new catering sales manager to build to channel. Deaver will lead PizzaRev’s 10 Los Angeles-area corporate stores’ catering programs, and will develop a blueprint for franchisees’...

Schlotzsky's partners with MonkeyMedia for new catering program

Schlotzsky's has signed a deal with MonkeyMedia Software to initiate its off-premise strategy. According to a news release, MonkeyMedia Software, via its MMS Catering Institute and Software Services divisions, provide turnkey catering strategy, education and software solutions to multiunit restaurant...

Moe’s Southwest Grill partners with MonkeyMedia for catering program

Moe's Southwest Grill has partnered with MonkeyMedia Software to deploy MonkeyCatering and MonkeyOnlineOrdering to support its catering online ordering and database platforms systemwide. Moe’s tested MonkeyMedia Software’s catering platform for two years with a pilot group of both franchise and...

Qdoba experiences double-digit growth in catering sales

Jack in the Box Inc. reported earnings from continuing operations of $18.3 million, or $0.43 per diluted share, for Q2, compared to $15.1 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, for the same period last year. CEO Lenny Comma said in...

Mama Fu's opening first takeout, delivery and catering-focused location

Mama Fu's Asian House, an Austin, Texas-based restaurant franchise, will open the first of its new, smaller prototype on April 7 to serve the Arboretum area in Texas. Opening the doors at 10710 Research Blvd., next to HEB on Jollyville...

MMS Catering Institute adds senior faculty members

The MMS Catering Institute has announced the addition of three new institute senior faculty members. Roland Zagnoli, founder and CEO of Zagnoli Trading Company, Dan Hirt, CEO of Primary Color, and Betsy Craig, founder and CEO of MenuTrinfo, will receive...

Le Duff America partners with MonkeyMedia to grow catering

Le Duff America Inc. has selected MonkeyMedia Software and its MMS Catering Institute to help grow off-premise sales for the Bruegger's Bagels and la Madeleine Country French Café restaurant brands.

Garbanzo integrating digital catering platform

Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill has partnered with MonkeyMedia Software to help grow its off-premise business, according to a company press release. Through the agreement, Garbanzo will deploy MonkeyCatering, MonkeyOnlineOrdering and MonkeyLeadTracker as software, ordering, catering CRM, and reporting platforms throughout its...

True confessions: Consumers take credit for catered meals

More than one-third of consumers confess to skimping on the Christmas meal so they can focus their cash on gifts, according to a new survey conducted by Boston Market. The survey also found that more than half of consumers will put prepared foods on their Christmas table.

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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.