"After seeing the opportunities for growth and development offered by MonkeyMedia Software, we believe we have found the key to moving our company past that 2% mark and far beyond. My team is looking forward to this new partnership..."
Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) December 01, 2011
MonkeyMedia Software®, a provider of complete catering solutions for multi-unit restaurant operators, today announced that Albuquerque based, Flying Star Cafe and Satellite Coffee (sister companies) will deploy their Get Catering and Grow Sales!™ Series consisting of strategy, education and software services specifically designed to drive catering sales and implement efficient procedures across the entire Flying Star Café and Satellite Coffee system.
The Get Catering and Grow Sales!™ Series will provide Flying Star and Satellite with a proven and step-by-step catering system that includes strategy, education and software. Specifically, Flying Star Cafe and Satellite Coffee will implement:
- Strategy and Educational Services: MonkeyMedia Software will work directly with Flying Star Café and Satellite Coffee’s executive teams and catering managers to develop a winning strategy specifically designed for the restaurant’s catering business. MonkeyMedia Software will equip each Flying Star and Satellite team with catering best practices and will be there every step of the way to assist with the software implementation and training.
- Online Ordering and Operational Tools for Catering: Catering orders will be made online through MonkeyOnlineOrdering™ and will directly integrate into the MonkeyCatering™ enterprise solution, enabling the restaurant with a powerful, real-time system that can easily execute all catering operations. Using existing IT assets to integrate data, MonkeyCatering™ empowers each unit with valuable insight into business intelligence, including up-to-date sales figures, customer ordering behaviour, promotional performance and other important data.
In addition to integrating with Flying Star Café and Satellite Coffee’s POS system, MonkeyMedia Software will integrate with other third party systems, including the restaurant’s solutions for credit cards, accounting and above store reporting systems.
“Since the inception of our company catering program it has hovered just around 2% of our company net sales,” says Clyde Harrington, President Flying Star Cafe and Satellite Coffee. “After seeing the opportunities for growth and development offered by MonkeyMedia Software, we believe we have found the key to moving our company past that 2% mark and far beyond. My team is looking forward to this new partnership and excited by the limitless potential.”
“We are honoured that Flying Star Cafe and Satellite Coffee chose us to help manage their catering business,” says Erle Dardick, CEO, MonkeyMedia Software and author of Get Catering and Grow Sales! A Strategic Perspective for The Multi-Unit Restaurant Executive. “We will work closely with Clyde and his team to ensure all aspects of The Get Catering and Grow Sales!™ Series – strategy, education and software - are integrated seamlessly so that they can increase efficiency and revenue throughout their catering operations.”
Just as widespread adoption of the drive thru produced unseen growth in the industry in the 1970s, catering is now poised to offer similar tremendous growth potential over the next decade. MonkeyMedia Software specializes in flexible, scalable solutions that fit into the managerial design of both corporate and franchise stores. Their success has been driven by a commitment to technological advancement while providing a product that is easy to use. Over the next ten years the catering revenue stream will be the difference between those companies that experience tremendous growth and those that stagnate. Through their partnership with MonkeyMedia Software, Flying Star Café and Satellite Coffee will be able to take advantage of this growth potential.
About MonkeyMedia Software
MonkeyMedia Software provides full service turnkey catering strategies, training and enterprise catering solutions for multi-unit restaurant operators in the QSR, Fast Casual and Casual Dining arena that want to increase their gross sales by $1000 per day, per location. By utilizing our proprietary knowledge-based initiatives, advanced training techniques and industry leading software, we produce successful, predictable and measurable results that are sustainable in any economy and scalable to meet ongoing needs as additional locations are added. Working closely with executive teams, MonkeyMedia Software has helped drive successful catering revenue channels for multi-unit restaurant operators including Einstein Bros. Bagels, Bennigan’s, Ruby Tuesday, Noah’s Bagels, McAlister’s Deli, On The Border Grill & Cantina, Boloco, Which Wich, Go Roma, Boudin Bakeries and others. MonkeyMedia Software solutions feature a complete front-to-back system to manage sales, production and supply chain, powerful reporting for real-time visibility and results-based decision-making, a 100% web-based platform that is configured to fit a unique business process and easy integration with current web and accounting systems. For more information on MonkeyMedia Software, visit http://www.monkeymediasoftware.com.
About Flying Star Cafe
Flying Star Cafés, Inc. and Satellite Coffee, Inc. are privately owned restaurants and coffee shops, respectively. Both are committed to providing top quality products and service to their guests, while supporting the community they live in. Flying Star Cafés, Inc. and Satellite Coffee, Inc. are based in Albuquerque (with locations in Albuquerque, Bernalillo and Santa Fe), New Mexico, employing over 600 people, and are community partners with numerous local charitable organizations. http://www.flyingstarcafe.com http://www.satcoffee.com
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