partnership gives restaurateurs a front seat at the corporate catering table

A new tech partnership pairing Yelp with could offer a nice inroad to new source of business for restaurants nationwide.

Part Two: A glimpse of the groundwork involved in creating a new food service sector

In part two of this series on a new food service sector that some have called "luxury QSR," the first official player in that category talks about the kind of research went into the birth of the brand and where it's headed.

Ask the experts: Is your brand ready for catering?

Franchisors and their franchisees must understand what they're getting into before deciding if catering should be a part of the business model.

Catering checklist: 4 must-dos before serving customers offsite

Before any restaurant brand jumps into catering, there are a many thoughts to consider in order to ensure success.

Catering to success with menu labeling

Menu labeling goes beyond in-store menu boards to include catering programs as well as banquet dishes.

The importance of educating your team about catering

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.

Executive round table: Pizza industry leaders make their 2015 predictions

Themes for 2015 include customization, freshness and mobile ordering/payments.

Sales, staff needed to execute successful catering program

If you want to move the needle, teach everyone in your organization how to sell.

Eliminate complacency to build a thriving enterprise

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

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.

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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