Schlotzsky’s® Names MonkeyMedia™ Software as Vendor of the Year

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Software Company Recognized for Strategic Role in Accelerated Growth of Catering Business

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“Our partnership with MonkeyMedia has played in integral role in the success and growth of our catering business,” said Brian Farris, Vice President of Catering at Schlotzsky’s.

Schlotzsky’s®, the home of The Original® oven-baked sandwich, has named MonkeyMedia™ Software, the number one cloud platform for takeout, delivery and catering, as its Vendor of the Year.

The Vendor of the Year Award is given to a top-level supplier that not only provides a beneficial product, but also becomes a strategic partner towards Schlotzsky’s overall brand success.

MonkeyMedia Software was recognized with the prestigious award for its strategic technological role in revitalizing Schlotzsky’s catering business and increasing system-wide catering sales by 40 percent in 2014. The company’s solution to online, mobile and phone catering ordering, in addition to the training and order management tools it provides, have all contributed to the growth of Schlotzsky’s catering platform, which is already on pace to surpass last year’s record-breaking sales.

“Our partnership with MonkeyMedia has played in integral role in the success and growth of our catering business,” said Brian Farris, Vice President of Catering at Schlotzsky’s. “Because of their cutting-edge product, outstanding service, valuable consulting and training, we were able to achieve the catering success that we always knew was possible. We couldn’t think of a better way to express our appreciation for their diligence, support and dedication than by recognizing them as Schlotzsky’s Vendor of the Year.”

“We’re honored to receive this recognition from Schlotzsky’s,” said Erle Dardick, Founder and CEO of MonkeyMedia Software. “It’s an incredible opportunity to work with their passionate teams, and we’re thrilled to share in their success. We look forward to working closely together as their catering business continues to grow.”

Schlotzsky’s offers more than 15 different signature sandwiches served on its legendary Fresh-from-Scratch® oven-baked sourdough buns, as well as gourmet pizzas built upon its unique sourdough crust, artisan flatbreads, freshly made-to-order tossed salads, a variety of savory soups and delectable desserts, including a Cinnabon® Express bakery where guests can enjoy a number of warm Cinnabon homemade treats, including the Cinnabon Classic Roll and CinnaPack® take-home packs. Catering options prepared with your Schlotzsky’s favorites are available for meetings, community events, and any holiday gathering needs.

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About Schlotzsky’s
Since 1971, Schlotzsky's® has been the home of The Original® oven-baked sandwich. The menu has evolved with guests’ tastes to include the highest quality hot delicious sandwiches on its legendary Fresh-from-Scratch® oven-baked sourdough buns, gourmet pizzas, Artisan flatbreads, freshly made-to-order salads, savory soups and delicious Cinnabon treats at co-branded locations. With more than 350 locations worldwide, Schlotzsky's is the fast-casual choice for a quick, healthful, and fresh dining experience. Schlotzsky’s is enjoyed around the world, with restaurants in 35 states along with locations in Azerbaijan, Turkey and Russia.

About FOCUS Brands Inc.
Atlanta-based FOCUS Brands Inc. is the franchisor and operator of over 4,000 ice cream shoppes, bakeries, restaurants and cafes in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 60 foreign countries under the brand names Carvel®, Cinnabon®, Schlotzsky’s®, Moe’s Southwest Grill®, Auntie Anne’s® and McAlister’s Deli®, as well as Seattle’s Best Coffee® on certain military bases and in certain international markets. Please visit to learn more.

About MonkeyMedia Software
MonkeyMedia Software helps restaurant operators grow sales and increase profits by educating them to become experts at feeding their customers where they live, work and play. Using the turnkey “Get Catering and Grow Sales!” System, a toolkit for catering strategy, education and software, they work closely with each brand’s executive team to drive strategic alignment, provide education for team members, and deploy the #1 cloud-based software platform to support the takeout, delivery and catering channels. Learn more:

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