Erle Dardick Erle Dardick is a 15-year catering veteran, business turn-around expert and author, and is best known for helping multi-unit restaurant executives create successful catering revenue channels. Erle founded MonkeyMedia Software to provide catering solutions to multi-unit restaurant operators. He also is the author of Get Catering and Grow Sales! One Monkeys Perspective: Catering Defined for the Multi-Unit Restaurant Executive. www
Every restaurant operator today has customers asking for catering services; saying no to customers is never an option for any growing venture.
For frozen treat brands, developing a catering and off-premise consumer experience provides an opportunity to weatherproof the concept.
The assumption that menus are the same between dine-in, takeout and catering can be deadly to our brand and catering customer experience.
Growing catering revenues requires professional business-to-business selling skills.
The company's employees connect emotionally in their communities and their group understands that waking up in the morning to do important work is not just about money.
It's time to think of the off-premise sales opportunity as the fastest growing opportunity our restaurants have.
Without the support structure in place at the highest level of your organization, mid-level managers and front-line employees will have a hard time carrying out the mission of your catering strategy.
Delivery of your product will make or break your catering program: Invest in safe vehicles, showcase your brand on those vehicles and purchase catering-specific equipment.
Last week in San Diego was the Fast Casual Executive Summit. Great conference, and great people.