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Dinova reported that corporate spending in restaurants increased 9.7 percent year-over-year in the third quarter of 2015.
Menu labeling goes beyond in-store menu boards to include catering programs as well as banquet dishes.
Only through a commitment to education will we have the ability to help others meet a proper standard that can help catering and restaurant leaders adapt to the market changes.
Themes for 2015 include customization, freshness and mobile ordering/payments.
If you want to move the needle, teach everyone in your organization how to sell.
People, products, markets, customers and processes are dynamic and must change in order to adapt and grow.
Having a plan is crucial to the success of catering within your organization, and it includes timelines, teams, locations, the menu and marketing.
Research has shown that people who place mobile and online orders have an average ticket 30 percent higher than in-store customers.
Provide your customers with the option to select which program they prefer.
Catering should never be an afterthought; it's a lot of work and it reflects your reputation and brand.
Every successful brand in the multiunit restaurant community began with an entrepreneur who had vision and passion.
Villa Italian Kitchen, Green Leaf’s Beyond Great Salads, Bananas Smoothies & Frozen Yogurt and a new South Philly Cheesesteak are opening in Gloucester Township.
If you simply put up a catering menu using your new fancy online and mobile ordering solution, and you direct your provider to inject those orders into your existing POS infrastructure, you are doomed to fail.
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, 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,...
Corporate dining preferences lean strongly toward fast casual concepts, according to Dinova.
Chuck E. Cheese's announced its birthday celebration giveaway from Aug. 1 through the end of 2014.
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’...
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.
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, 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, 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...
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 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, 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...
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...
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.