Working with the largest FSMs globally means that we are regularly engaging with regional operators, ops directors and digital strategists and reacting to what the needs are across a range of accounts. I had noticed that when talking about another new feature release on Spoonfed it was being referred to as ‘Ad Hoc Menus’. That sounded quite unusual and I wondered if the Development team were aiming to be sophisticated in 2022. That’s highly unlikely, so I did some digging..
Some silver linings are easier to pick out than others…the interest from catering teams in Universities and Colleges across UK, Ireland and USA is certainly one which stands out for us at the moment. It’s been incredibly encouraging for us all...but what has led them to our door?
Group Ordering: some watch their waist - others watch their waste.The popularity of Group Ordering has grown hand in hand with the growth in online food ordering.However, this popularity - the
I think most workplaces now have one. The person who randomly announces how many steps they have taken that day. Their watch has alerted them to a milestone of some sort, sending a signal from their wrist directly to their mouth (no point in engaging the brain unnecessarily) to publicise this achievement. But there is a new kid on the block (it may well be the same kid to be honest) who will now announce how many calories are in their sandwich as they enter the info into their calorie counting app.
Someone once said the only lessons from history are that we don’t pay attention to the lessons from history. Well, maybe, but we can all do a simple thing like looking back and realising that we can do much better than before. By all means, give yourself a hard time for having been so slow to have seen what was staring you in the face for so long...and then move on, there’s work to be done…
We can have a think about why the word *‘community’* is often used in the context of coworking spaces, we can consider the ideology behind these spaces and we can look at the future flexibility for the workforce - but if someone doesn’t order lunch what’s the point anymore??
2020 has been the year of Zoom and Team meetings and across the globe we have heard this year’s most used phrase: ‘estas en silencio’, ‘ти німий’ and of course ‘tu es muet’. What else have these virtual meetings taught us about ourselves and how we might view catering in the future?
7.45am Life used to be simpler. Wallet – check. Mobile – check. Keys… ‘Who’s moved my ke.. got them - Bye!’. But not any longer. Now, I’ve got to remember ‘Mask’. That’s a 25% increase (or is it a 33.3%...never sure) in the list of things to get right in order to get my working day up and running. And getting back after being on furlough is hard enough. It’s a shock to the system y’know.
Spoonfed has just launched a ‘Group Ordering’ feature, making it possible for multiple people to make a specific catering request as part of a larger order. It’s going to make a huge difference for caterers looking to build their customer base and deliver their food to offices
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
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
We recently read a great article on The Caterer website, written by Peter Ducker, Chief Executive at the Institute of Hospitality. The article details the importance of businesses ‘working smarter, not harder’