MonkeyMedia Software, a provider of turnkey catering solutions for multi-unit restaurant operators, has announced that Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp., an existing strategy client for the company, will be implementing additional software services to continue building its catering and off-premise programs.
Garden Fresh, parent company to Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes restaurants, is well known for its 55-foot-salad bar of freshly tossed salads, fresh vegetables, and produce, made-from-scratch soups and hand-crafted muffins and bakery items.
The organization will deploy MonkeyCatering as a technology tool to support its existing strategic efforts, starting with a select number of store locations, and eventually rolling out to branches nationwide.
MonkeyCatering will easily integrate into Garden Fresh’s existing IT infrastructure (specifically its point-of-sale system), allowing locations to manage sales, order entry, billing, payments and collections, production, order fulfillment, and order distribution.
In addition, Catering Sales Managers will be able to track catering prospects, customers, and billing accounts, while managing the sales cycle, and ensuring catering and off-premise sales remain a positive additional revenue chain for the brand.
“Monkey Media Software has a talented group of industry professionals that can contribute their expertise to help our catering services grow,” says Bob Mason, director of catering. “We’ve had great success from our catering services for the past five years and we look forward to expanding this part of the business with the support of MonkeyMedia Software.”
“By taking the next step in the evolution of their catering program, Garden Fresh will further enhance their catering and off-premise business,” says Erle Dardick, CEO of MonkeyMedia Software. “In a multi-unit restaurant environment, operators need to have a repeatable, predictable catering experience to better connect with guests. Catering has become part of the brand’s overall business strategy and presents an opportunity to further grow their catering business as a result.”
Garden Fresh Restaurant Corp. is parent company to Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes restaurants. Branded as Souplantation in Southern California and as Sweet Tomatoes in Northern California, the Mid-West and East Coast regions, the concept is to provide fresh, made-from-scratch, wholesome, and high-quality foods at an affordable all-you-care-to-eat price in a fast casual dining environment.
Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes specialize in soups and salads featuring all natural ingredients. The menu is built around freshly made and nutritious recipes showcased on a 55-foot salad bar laden with fresh, seasonal produce and tossed salads prepared exhibition-style every 20 minutes.
The unlimited selection also features made-from-scratch soups, hot pastas, hand-crafted muffins, focaccia, breads, and desserts.