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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 Alistair Coats

Spoonfed caterers saw a 54% increase in their web order values in 2017

Caterers using Spoonfed to take orders online saw a huge 54% increase in revenues from online ordering in November 2017 compared to the previous year. If you’re still looking for a New Year’s resolution…

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by Alistair Coats

Pickle bottoms and fish bones - Getting rid of catering waste

A recent article in Forbes listed ‘zero-waste cooking’ among the top 10 food and restaurant trends of 2017. Alongside exotic grains and edible insects, the panel of experts recognized caterers’ awareness of food waste as one of the biggest movements in 2017…

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by Alistair Coats

Catering in 2018 - Getting delivery right

In last week’s blog I wrote about the tough business environment caterers are predicted to see in the early months of 2018. This week I read that while businesses will suffer from rising supplier prices, they will struggle to pass these costs onto the customer…

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by Alistair Coats

Hard times ahead in catering

As we near the year’s end, unwelcome predictions about the state of the catering industry in 2018 make this a great time to ask... could your business be more efficient…

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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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