Combatting The Coronavirus Crisis With Food Delivery Software [WEBINAR REPLAY]

Michael Attias Mar 20, 2020

We at CaterZen are mobilizing quickly to actively support restaurants to keep afloat during this tumultuous time.  As this situation evolves, we are evolving to support our foodservice community.

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A Tale of Coronavirus: Making the Best of a Bad Situation

Michael Attias Mar 18, 2020

No matter your personal opinion on the Coronavirus, it’s inevitable that it’s going to have an impact on your business; for the next little while, at least.

We’ve already had one client tell us that they’re worried about losing their business if sales suddenly dry up. There’s a lot of panic in the air.

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How To Create Custom Catering Menus for Specific Clients

Michael Attias Mar 11, 2020

For many caterers trying to grow their businesses, competition is fierce.

There are always lots of catering options for any potential clients, but sometimes clients don't want what everyone is offering.

They need something custom-tailored to fit their needs.

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You'll Never Feel Lost With a Well-Tuned Catering Venue Manager

Michael Attias Mar 4, 2020

It’s easy to be comfortable at your home base.

Everything you need is at your fingertips. But that’s not usually how catering works. A lot of it takes place outside your comfort zone.

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Niche Catering: The Epitome of Effective Target Marketing

Michael Attias Feb 26, 2020

When I first opened my restaurant in 1992, I wasn't thinking about niche markets.

In fact, back then, I had never even heard of Black Friday. I'm a buyer, not a shopper.

But when a local department store, Dillard's, called my restaurant to order a drop-off catering for approximately two hundred people, it piqued my curiosity.

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Increase Your Value (and Catering Sales) Through Convenience and Loyalty

Michael Attias Feb 20, 2020

Infomercials are full of lies.

When I was a kid, I was into advertising marketing before I ever really knew what it was. I would read magazines from the back to the front so that I could look at the ads first.

Sometimes, I would wake up in the middle of the night and watch infomercials. I remember how cool I thought Ronco Pocket Fisherman seemed, that was one of my favorites.

So I was a fan of direct marketing, long before I had any clue what it was or how it worked.

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Catering Sales Growth Through Operational Marketing Reminders

Michael Attias Feb 12, 2020

Michael Gerber, author of the amazing book 'The E Myth', was very helpful for me when I was first building my business.

The biggest takeaway a lot of people have gotten from that book is that you should always be working on your business, not in it.

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Direct Mail Isn’t Dead! How To Build Catering Sales With Offline Marketing

Michael Attias Feb 5, 2020

Anyone who’s followed my career knows about my famous x-ray mailer.

In May, there’s a week called "Hospital Week", where hospitals will feed their staff as a sort of reward and thank you for all that they do.

I printed sales letters for Hospital Week on a black background, with white lettering on a transparency film, so they looked like an x-ray.

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If It Isn’t Broken, Don’t Fix It: Catering Promotion in 2020

Michael Attias Jan 29, 2020

Don't get bored with the old.

There's a reason why we use the expression 'the tried and true'.

Sure, it's great to try out new ideas and try to think outside the box once in a while.

But when you're planning your marketing strategy for the whole year, the most important thing you should be focusing on is utilizing the things that have already worked for you in the past.

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Stay Ahead With an Actionable Catering Marketing Calendar for 2020

Michael Attias Jan 22, 2020

Leonard Bernstein once said, “To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time.”

Never having quite enough time feels like a prerequisite for owning a catering business. Something always comes up to throw you a curveball. All we can ever do is roll with the punches.

The one thing we do have control over is the plan.

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