Panera joins ezCater, adding to catering chops

Panera Bread is joining catering marketplace ezCater, adding to its considerable catering capabilities as bulk orders continue to be an area of growth for restaurants.  Nearly half of Panera’s more than 2,000 restaurants are now accepting orders through the ezCater app and website, and the chain plans to add hundreds more in the coming months, …

Inside Lunchbox’s ‘Hard and Heavy’ Move into Catering

The catering and workplace delivery category is heating up as Lunchbox, an online ordering and marketing provider, takes a big step into the category by hiring catering expert and MonkeyMedia founder Erle Dardick as its chief strategy officer. Dardick is one of the best known names in restaurant and foodservice catering, who sold Monkey, a cloud-based …

P.F. Chang’s Enhances Catering Capabilities with Cartwheel

Renowned restaurant brand P.F. Chang’s is revolutionizing its catering capabilities through a strategic collaboration with Cartwheel, the leading enterprise delivery management platform.   Cartwheel recently invested in integrating with ezCater, the most trusted provider of corporate food solutions. This integration further streamlines and optimizes catering management and delivery capabilities for the restaurant chain and centralizes once disparate …

ezCater’s “Feeding the Workplace” Report Reveals Growing Demand for Business Catering and a Big Opportunity for Restaurants

LAS VEGAS & BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ezCater, the most trusted provider of corporate food solutions, today revealed findings from its “Feeding the workplace” report during its Catering Growth Forum at the 2023 Food On Demand Conference. The report combines survey insights from over 600 restaurant operators and more than 600 people who regularly order food for their workplace with …

Stefania Mallett Steps Down as ezCater CEO

Stefania Mallett, co-founder and CEO of ezCater, is stepping down and turning over the top spot to Ashwin Raj, an experienced e-commerce leader and rideshare vet who was previously executive vice president, head of rideshare at Lyft and, before that, director of Amazon Pay in North America.  Mallett co-founded ezCater in 2007 and has scaled …

DeliverThat Introduces New Smart Catering Dashboard That Will Change the Future of Catering Delivery

DeliverThat, the industry-leading catering delivery company, with over $200 million dollars in catering delivered, just introduced a new “smart” dashboard that will change the future of catering delivery. Over a decade ago, when delivery was in its infancy, DeliverThat was one of the first to recognize that catering delivery required a very different business model …

Wawa aims to grab a bigger piece of the corporate catering pie

Convenience store chain Wawa partnered with the ezCater platform to expand its catering program./Photo courtesy of Wawa. Restaurants are about to get more competition for a share of office catering dollars. Convenience store chain Wawa announced it’s teaming up with ezCater to expand its presence in corporate catering. All 1,000 of the c-store’s locations launched …

Lunchbox Unveils Catering Platform

Lunchbox, the online ordering engine and web-based marketing provider, has introduced Catering 2.0, a management suite for restaurants aimed to streamline the guest catering experience. Catering 2.0 integrates catering management into the same system as restaurants’ everyday orders, allowing businesses to better manage guest relationships and customize their operations. “Restaurants often use one partner for …

dlivrd Reaches 100 Markets Served Across the United States and Canada

HORSHAM, PA / ACCESSWIRE / March 10, 2023 / dlivrd, an international white-label delivery service provider, has officially expanded operations to 100 markets across the United States and Canada. The new markets as of March 6, 2023, are Syracuse, NY; Rochester, NY; Greenville, SC; Port St. Lucie, FL, and Lawrence, MA. “It has been an incredible …

CATERING ORDERS ARE BACK TO PRE-PANDEMIC LEVELS AT OFFICES AND OTHER WORKPLACES

The return-to-office trend is slowly gaining momentum, with more companies, including Starbucks, requiring workers to come in several days a week or more. Although many workplaces still offer a remote arrangement, in 2022, catered lunches grew as an incentive for employees to leave their home workspaces and reclaim their office desks, reports ezCater, an ordering platform …