Subway has teamed up with ezCater to launch a new online catering platform that will allow guests, particularly businesses, to make large orders for any occasion through participating Subway locations in the United States.
This partnership is a big deal for ezCater, which has suffered through a significant decrease in catering orders, especially from professional workplaces that have been disproportionately impacted by pandemic work-from-home trends.
According to the Franchise Times Top 200+, Subway has nearly 41,000 locations across the globe, with total sales of more than $16 billion as of year-end 2019.
“An online ordering experience optimized for today’s catering needs is critical so our guests have confidence their event will go smoothly,” said Renee Hourigan, senior director of off-premises innovation at Subway. “ezCater’s platform provides effortless online ordering and exceptional customer service.”
“We’ve built our Catering Growth Platform with data and insights from over a decade of feeding meetings and company events,” said Mike O’Hanlon, head of catering partner business at ezCater. “Catering orders are moving online faster than ever and it’s critical to Subway’s growth plan to be where their customers are.”
Boston-based ezCater said its Catering Growth Platform is uniquely designed to help restaurants get incremental catering orders and manage their catering operations.