You might be surprised to learn that despite the volume of catering business, there are few dedicated catering franchises for sale. Much catering ends up being serviced by hotels, large meeting venues like convention centers, city and country clubs, and private event venues such as the one where you might hold a wedding reception. There are fewer opportunities for catering that doesn?t include renting the event space.
The primary demand for catering outside of a venue is for business meetings and events held at a company?s facilities. These brands focus mainly on business-to-business (B2B) customers. The good news is that little traditional advertising (which is aimed at the general public) if any is required, and if you are one of those people who is great at relationship building, you could potentially develop a solid list of corporate clients in your market in fairly short order.
More good news is that while the restaurant industry typically involves long hours, 7-day weeks, nights, and weekends, nearly all B2B catering takes place Monday through Friday during regular business hours. That?s a significant difference between catering businesses and the rest of the restaurant segment. Real estate costs will generally be lower as well, because these businesses don?t require a retail storefront. B2B catering also requires fewer employees in most cases.
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