BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ezCater, the leading online marketplace for connecting businesses to local caterers across the U.S., today announced its partnership with casual dining restaurant chain Ruby Tuesday, Inc. Field sales reps as well as in-office business professionals across the US can now access Ruby Tuesday’s catering menu and place catering orders online through ezCater. This has created a new revenue stream for Ruby Tuesday, and introduced their catering services to more customers.
“Since we partnered with ezCater.com in August, ezCater has become one of our top sources of catering orders,” said Andy Hepp, VP of Execution & Implementation for Ruby Tuesday, Inc. “We have increased catering revenue all across the U.S. by expanding the business beyond our restaurants’ walls. ezCater was a strategic marketing move and it’s certainly paying off. In 4 months, they’ve sent orders to several hundred of our stores in 32 different states. We’re impressed and pleased!”
Hepp said that ezCater is a leader in Ruby Tuesday’s catering volume, illustrating the sales-generating power of ezCater.com.
“Just in the last five months, the number of caterers who have elected to receive orders from ezCater has more than doubled, from 800 to over 1,700,” said Stefania Nappi Mallett, CEO and co-founder of ezCater. “Larger chains like Ruby Tuesday and individual restaurants alike are finding that ezCater is a sure-fire way to build their catering business and grow revenue with absolutely no up-front cost.”
ezCater is an online marketplace of qualified and reliable caterers and a fast and efficient way for businesses to discover the right local caterers and order online with confidence. ezCater lists over 46,000 caterers in 49 states, and provides full menus and online ordering for over 1,700 caterers and restaurants. For more information, visit www.ezcater.com.
About Ruby Tuesday, Inc.
Ruby Tuesday, Inc. has company-owned and/or franchise Ruby Tuesday brand restaurants in 45 states, the District of Columbia, 14 foreign countries, and Guam. As of November 29, 2011, the Company owned and operated 742 Ruby Tuesday restaurants, while domestic and international franchisees (including Hawaii and Guam) operated 43 and 44 Ruby Tuesday restaurants, respectively.