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Powering Your Print Media For Catering – Call Paul & Dan at Primary Color

As the CEO of MonkeyMedia Software and the founder of our Catering Institute, I’m always searching high and low for great products & services that can be layered on top of restaurant catering operations.  I spent some time over spring break in Los Angeles, and as I often do, mixed some pleasure with business.

Of course, as many of you also know, I’m working in Los Angles alot these days trying to finish our restaurant documentary film, Back To Basics, in support of Prostart.

Maybe with a little luck, our community film will get support for ALL the printing from some kind and generous people who genuinely want to do good work in our industry! Oh, and did I mention that they already do great work for some great brands in our industry?  Brands we all know and love.

On my journey, I get to meet fantastic people.  I mean, really fantastic.  Hard working people with big visions!  With that, comes factory tours, conversations and the opportunity to learn how other industries can service our restaurant community, especially in the catering channel.

In comes Dan Hirt (Owner of Primarycolor) and Paul Wartman (Senior VP, Franchise Development).  Lot’s of heart and soul!  Lot’s of skills and three incredible factories for large format printing, litho printing and digital printing.  Machines, Photography, Technology, Large Scale…. I am certain that no matter what you are currently printing for your brand, Dan and Paul can do it better, faster and with a better ROI.  More speed, fewer errors and of course, with better service to your franchisees.  I’ve seen it with my own eyes!

You see, Primary Color does much of the printing for Hollywood films including posters, bus shelters, billboards, bus wraps, trade show booths, delivery vehicle wraps and just about any other kind of printing you can think of.  They can print on anything!  Yes, anything.  Even Glass!  Check this video out.

I was so impressed with my tour, that I am hoping that Primary Color will become another of our community vendors to be “catering certified” in the coming days.  Just like Inktel did.

As a catering certified partner, Primary Color will offer full turnkey printing services to our community that can handle the volume needed at the highest levels of our restaurant community.  For large brands.  After all, they already work with brands such as Chik-Fil-A and McDonald’s.

As a franchisor, if you are looking for some great people to look after ALL your printing needs, call Dan or Paul at 949 660 7080 or visit their website.  Even better, send them an email at danhirt@primarycolor.com or paulwartman@primarycolor.com.

Tell them Erle sent you.  Oh, and while your at it, let them know how much you’d appreciate it if they’d be willing to handle the printing for our film!  We sure could use the help.

Building Catering Sales with Social Media – Dan Kim, Founder of Red Mango

At MonkeyMedia Software’s Catering Institute we are ALWAYS looking for ways to help our restaurant community grow catering sales.

Truth is, I am so lucky as CEO of MonkeyMedia Software mostly because I get to collaborate with the most talented and generous people in our industry!  So, you can imagine how proud I am to announce our special guest for our upcoming webinar!

Our “Catering Makes Sense” Webinar Series has been growing and growing!  Hundreds of people attend our webinars each and every time.  Well, coming on February 6th, 2013, we have a wonderful social media opportunity!  Please join us!

Hear Dan Kim speak about a social media strategy to grow catering sales!

Hear Dan Kim speak about a social media strategy to grow catering sales!

If you’d like to register, or you have a team member who would like to register, just follow this link:

REGISTER HERE TODAY…..But hurry!  There are only 75 seats left!

 I have always maintained that the all aspects of our restaurant operations will “collide” with the catering and off premise sales channels as the market changes and grows.  That’s a good thing!

I am firmly believe in using Social Media as a tool to grow sales, as I have in my own business.  The content that I create continues to provide a creative outlet which is so important for my own personal development process.  Now that I have been using my own social media strategy and the dividends have paid off, not only do I understand the tools better, but I am certain of the Return on Investment.  Social Media is an important strategy for any brand.

And so, just like every other sales channel, Social Media can drive catering customers to your brand in ways that as a community, we have not even begun to explore yet.

It is with great pride, that I get to send this invitation today for you to register your teams for our upcoming Webinar on February, 6, 2013 at 3PM EST.

“Catering to Social Media” with Special Guest, Dan Kim, Founder at Red Mango Yogurt.  Check out Dan’s Twitter page @dankimredmango or @monkeymedia for more…….

If you’d like to register, or you have a team member who would like to register, just follow this link:

REGISTER HERE TODAY…..But hurry!  There are only 75 seats left!

I hope to see you there!

Erle

If you’d like to check out our past Webinars, just follow this link!  We cover all kinds of wonderful topics.  Here are some past webinars:

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FastCasual Executive Summit

Well, it’s time for the Fast Casual Executive Summit again.  This will be my sixth year in a row.  It’s always a good show.  Great people, big ideas and non-stop entertainment.  Just look at the video that MonkeyMedia Software made last year!  We are proud of the 68,000 views on YouTube! Talk about fun!

I sure hope you can make it to San Diego this year!  Drop me a line if you’d like more information.

Erle Dardick – CEO – Monkeymedia Software
Mo Asgari – COO – Monkeymedia Software
Patrick Renna – CFO – Boloco
Linda Duke – CEO – Duke Marketing
Mark Peebles – CEO – Oinkadoodlemoo BBQ
Ralph – COO – Oinkadoodlemoo BBQ
Barry Klein – Creator of Ronald McDonald among other great things…
Betsy Craig – CEO & Founder – MenuTrinfo & Kitchens with Confidence
Paul Mangiamele – CEO – Bennigan’s
Valerie Killifer – Senior Editor – Fast Casual.com
Tom Feltenstein – CEO – Power Marketing Academy
Ed Frechette – SVP Marketing – Au Bon Pain
Jamal – Mr. Camel Burger – Safari Express
George Green – VP – Bread and Co.
Suzy Badaracco – CEO – Culinary Tides
Don Fox – CEO – Firehouse Subs – MUFSO Operator of the year
Larry Reinstein – CEO – Salsarito’s
Louis Basile – CEO – Wildflower Bread
Dave Wolfgram – CEO – Forlklift Brands and Boudin Bakery

 

 

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