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Stay up-to-date on the latest improvements we’ve made to Spoonfed, and read our take on catering news and trends from around the world. Some food for thought...

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by Michael Mayer

Is your customer's wish your demand?

We have all heard the mantra that ‘the customer is always right’. In fact, famed retailer Stew Leonard's in the US has a huge carved stone in the entry way, that reinforces this statement…

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by Alistair Coats

Allergens - it’s time to get a good reaction from your customers

Allergens are becoming an increasingly important part of catering. Being able to show clearly which menus contain certain ingredients, and to guarantee that they won’t sneak into an order…

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by Alistair Coats

Less is more - the art of the simple menu

The temptation with menus is to think that more choice is better. If a single person might want an item, you keep providing it. New items are added, but nothing is removed, for fear of disappointing the customer…

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by Alistair Coats

Trick or Treat - Are mobile ordering apps a caterer's curse?

As Halloween approaches, we ask when 3rd party apps are a caterer’s treat, and when a cruel trick? In a recent article on eater.com restaurant owners discussed the pros and cons of using third-party apps for catering…

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by Alistair Coats

How customer feedback and tech can change everything

In 2009, a video of Domino’s employees making pizzas with contaminated ingredients went viral. Some thought that a recovery for the 50-year old company was impossible. Since then, the share price has consistently risen…

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by Alistair Coats

Top 3 Tips for Independent Restaurants

It’s day one of Restaurant Tech Live, where we are exhibiting Spoonfed and seeing the latest ideas that will be shaping the future of the restaurant industry. Today, our co-founder and MD Willie Biggart spoke at RTL…

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by Alistair Coats

Thirsty for more - Strong profits from soft drinks

Are you making as much from drinks as you could be? A recent study by Technomic shows how much of the foodservice industry is taken up by non-alcoholic beverages - it’s huge. The US market accounted for over $181 billion in annual sales…

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by Alistair Coats

Superstitions and Catering

What “superstition” do you believe that is actually true? That was a question asked on Reddit couple of days ago, and the top voted comment was an age-old caterer’s curse…

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by Willie Biggart

Wake up to the revenues you’re missing

Britain’s coffee chains and quick-service restaurants (QSRs) are eating into each other’s primary revenue streams, looking to reduce downtime while increasing profits. As the market for meeting room food grows…

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by Alistair Coats

Spoonfed now has 'Multi-Serve'

There’s a great new feature in Spoonfed called ‘Multi-Serve’. With multi-serve, multiple orders that are going to the same address at different times of the day can be stored in one order. So breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea can be grouped together…

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