NRN 50: Have menu, will travel

NRN 50: Have menu, will travel

Operators eye larger profits from delivery, off-premise catering initiatives

The potential to boost sales and profits through such flexible-service programs as off-premise catering, delivery and expanded takeout is not being ignored by restaurant operators with products well suited to travel.

Packaged Facts, a Rockville, Md.-based research firm, said its forecast of growth in domestic catering sales of 9.1 percent in 2011 and 6.5 percent in 2012 will be “driven primarily by aggressive expansion into the catering space by limited-service establishments, th

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