Birthday giveaways, value packages offered at Chuck E. Cheese's

Chuck E. Cheese's announced its birthday celebration giveaway from Aug. 1 through the end of 2014.

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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.

Reward and loyalty programs for your catering customers

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

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.

Five off-premise catering sales tactics every manager should know

The telephone remains an important tool for your brand and you should not be afraid to use it.

A new vision for restaurant catering

By simply pursuing traditional restaurant sales channels, we are not getting our consumers to spend more money with our community.

Sales systems for closing more restaurant catering business

To sell more restaurant catering, you have to solve your customers' problems; the experience needs to be seamless.

How to grow restaurant-catering sales from a franchisee’s perspective

If employees at the restaurant level are not trained around your designed catering culture, that culture will cease to exist and your catering program will fail.

Using technology to scale your restaurant catering sales

Today's POS systems have not been built with the right business logic needed for the catering market.

Off the menu: 10 pizza stories in 2013 that had nothing to do with food

The fast casual segment experienced a 9 percent growth in visits in 2013, led in part by top-your-own pizza concepts.

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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’...

Giordano’s expands food truck service to weddings

The Giordano’s Famous Stuffed Pizza food truck is now serving weddings. According to an email sent from the company, the truck can serve more than 400 pizzas per outing and is adding Chicago weddings to its summer roster. "A true Chicagoan would know that Giordano’s would be a major hit.

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...

GoWaiter.com delivering to Fayetteville, N.C.

GoWaiter.com, a growing restaurant delivery and catering business, will soon open for service in Fayetteville, N.C., according to a company press release. The Orlando, Fla., based company, with delivery and catering services in more than 25 markets across the country,...

Punchh, MonkeyMedia to launch catering rewards and loyalty program

Punchh, a mobile CRM suite for restaurants, has formed a strategic partnership with Monkey Media Software and the MMS Catering Institute, to create a restaurant catering rewards and loyalty program, set for launch in 2014. The companies claim this is...

Voice Teleservices joins MMS Catering Institute program

Portland, Maine-based Voice Teleservices has joined the MMS Catering Institute Industry Affiliation Program, created to certify and connect industry consultants and suppliers with restaurants and their catering operations. The MMS Catering Institute focuses on the education and training needs of...

Pizza Hut joins network to increase corporate traffic

Pizza Hut Inc. has joined the network of preferred restaurants in the business-to-business (B2B) marketing channel of Dinova LLC, Atlanta. The chain joins Dinova's network of restaurants, spanning fine dining, casual dining, fast casual, and quick-serve restaurants.

Foodler jumps into corporate food delivery space

Foodler, an online food ordering service, has announced its new corporate food delivery program, Foodler @Work. The service, which is targeted to the corporate lunch and special events crowd, includes online ordering, as well as a white-glove service advisor to...

Inktel named MonkeyMedia Software's first certified industry partner

MonkeyMedia Software, a provider of catering solutions for multiunit restaurant operators, has announced the first recipient of its MMS Catering Institute Industry Affiliation Program: Inktel Contact Center Solutions. Inktel is a Florida-based provider of outsourced contact center solutions. "It's one...

MonkeyMedia Software launches Catering Institute for restaurant operators

MonkeyMedia Software, a provider of turnkey catering solutions for restaurant operators, has announced the launch of its MMS Catering Institute — an education and certification institute for restaurants implementing or improving catering and off-premise operations. The MMS Catering Institute is...

Flippers Pizzeria pushes per-person catering menu

February in Central Florida tends to generate a busy catering schedule for Flippers Pizzeria, as the 74-degree average temperature inspires indoor and outdoor gatherings. In response, the chain is touting an all-inclusive, group menu service featuring per-person pricing. Tax, delivery,...

Uncle Maddio's launches catering service

Uncle Maddio's Pizza Joint has launched a catering operation with a broad menu to accommodate various gatherings. The menu includes vegan and gluten-free options, and features Uncle Maddio's handmade pizza with ingredients such as locally-grown vegetables, free-range and hormone-free chicken,...

Detroit Style Pizza Co. introduces catering

Detroit Style Pizza Co. has introduced its new catering service, which lets clients serve the chain's award-winning pizza and more at events in the greater metro Detroit area. The Detroit Style Pizza Co.

Flippers Pizzeria's group menu pricing aimed at tourists

Flippers Pizzeria is trying to woo groups into its Central Florida stores with the introduction of group menu pricing and catering. Specifically, the chain is hoping to attract tourists visiting Orlando's theme parks and resorts this summer. Flippers' group menu...

Domino's Australia pushes catering platform

Domino's Pizza Australia has launched an online tool to help customers place catering orders easily. According to Franchise.net, the catering tool includes a variety of discounted packages to suit group ordering, from just pizzas to packages including pizza, drinks, sides and desserts. Pricing is done per person.

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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.