McAlister’s Deli is expanding the online catering platform it began back in April. By the end of 2018, the Atlanta-based fast-casual sandwich and soup concept will fully integrate its catering program into all of its 400+ locations. With convenience a top priority, McAlister’s added on-the-go ordering through the company app and curbside pickup, in-restaurant pick-up stations and additional pick-up windows to handle the added volume.

So far, those additions are driving increased app sales, with 21 of 40 restaurants adding the feature now appearing in the top 25 percent of the brand’s restaurants with the highest app sales. McAlister’s catering options are through ezCater.

White Castle Expands Delivery to Nearly 300 Locations

Fast-Food hamburger chain White Castle has a new partnership with DoorDash to get more of its sliders into the hands of customers. Nearly 300 of White Castle’s approximately 400 restaurants will offer delivery via DoorDash’s online and mobile platforms.

To introduce the delivery option, White Castle offered free delivery on all orders of $10 or more from July 30 to August 5.

With ‘Pronto Pick-Up,’ Cowboy Chicken Aims to Make To-Go Orders Easier

Adapting to customer need for a prepaid, grab-and-gooptions, Dallas-based Cowboy Chicken introduced Pronto Pick-Up at its 26 locations. Customers order and pay online at or on the app; after the food has been prepared it goes on the Pronto Pick-Up shelf, allowing guests to walk in, find the order under their name and walk back out.