A partnership that goes back to 2011 has seen success through a partnership with both MonkeyMedia Software and the Catering Institute™ – using strategy, education and software to grow sales and increase profit
Ruby Tuesday, Inc. has become an American classic, an international favorite, and a premium choice in casual dining. The brand was founded in 1972, and now consists of nearly 900 company-owned and franchised restaurants throughout the US and internationally. Ruby Tuesday implemented MONKEY™ strategic and technology tools to fuel catering growth.
Einstein Noah Restaurant Group
Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc. (ENRG), based in Lakewood, CO, is the nation’s largest operator of bagel bakeries and the leader in the quick casual segment of the restaurant industry. In 2009, ENRG leveraged MONKEY™ to crank catering sales!
Le Boulanger, the Bay Area’s premier bread bakery, offers a wide variety of award-winning breads, pastries, and gourmet coffees in Old World-style establishments. Implementation of centralized services, using MONKEY™, allowed the organization to fix minor inefficiencies that had a major impact on catering.
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Boloco, a Boston-based company with 22 units, has been providing customizable burritos and bowls for over 16 years. In 2011, the company partnered with MonkeyMedia Software to help provide strategic structure to its catering program, and utilize MONKEY™ to gain valuable insights into its customers and their behavior.
Boudin Bakery is a high profile bakery cafe based in San Francisco, CA, established in 1849 and the Bay area’s oldest continuously operating company. In 2005, Boudin’s catering sales had grown significantly, and it was experiencing mounting complexity, and a lack of effective systems to keep track of its new revenue stream.
Willy's Mexicana Grill
Willy’s Mexicana Grill opened in 1995, with a focus on serving burritos, tacos and quesadillas to the Atlanta area. Willy’s mission is to build the perfect burrito for every customer. Their handcrafted burritos are stuffed with the best ingredients and served fresh.
MonkeyMedia Software has been a great partner in making it easy for our customer to order online or by phone and setting us up for success so we deliver a great experience every time.
In need of a turn around strategy to boost catering sales, Garden Fresh turned to the expertise of the Catering Institute™ to help with training and strategy implementation. As a complement to the MONKEY™ software platform that Garden Fresh put into place in 2011, the company is now seeing a sales increase of 20 – 30%.
Zingerman’s Catering and Events got its start alongside Zingerman’s Delicatessen in 1982, bringing the Zingerman experience to “full-flavoured food lovers all over Michigan and the Midwest.” Zingerman’s menu, food and service is top-notch, made to impress and satisfy customers who value creativity and quality ahead of price.
Using MONKEY™, catering sales grew by 20% in 2011 and by another 19% in the first quarter of 2012. Catering now represents 7% of our menu mix and we expect that momentum to continue.
Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc.
Located in the U.S. and several other countries, Bennigan’s is an upbeat, chef-driven neighborhood restaurant and pub that pioneered casual dining. Bennigan’s utilizes the Catering Institute™ service to provide franchise partners and company restaurants with efficient, sales-building catering solutions.
Dancing Deer Baking Co.
Dancing Deer Baking Company is a greater Boston-area brand with a mission to offer artful, inventive, and creative goodies and gifts via its mail-order business. With annual sales of over $10 million, Dancing Deer has found success through offering customers a consistent, reliable and delicious range of products available coast-to-coast.