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Successful Catering 101: 4 Operational Tips to Boost Sales, Improve Efficiency | In This Issue | Hospitality Technology: Technology Resource for Restaurant/Lodging Executives

Posted in Bars and Taverns,Restaurant by ebs4pos on July 7, 2009

Successful Catering 101: 4 Operational Tips to Boost Sales, Improve Efficiency

Tony DiCenzo, VP of IS&T, Forklift Brands/Boudin Bakery

Catering sales remain one of the fastest growing areas of the restaurant industry and represent a critical source of revenue for restaurants as Americans continue to spend fewer dollars dining out. A survey by Rasmussen Reports published in November 2008 revealed than 57 percent of Americans were eating out less than in the previous six months due to the economic downturn. However, an April survey from the National Restaurant Association reported four consecutive months of growth — an indicator that the industry could be looking up. Still, restaurateurs should always be looking for ways to diversify their business regardless of the state of the economy. Whether your organization already has a successful catering program or is looking to implement one, below are several essential best-practices that every hospitality business can develop or expand upon to build a winning catering and delivery program.

via Successful Catering 101: 4 Operational Tips to Boost Sales, Improve Efficiency | In This Issue | Hospitality Technology: Technology Resource for Restaurant/Lodging Executives.

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