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revenue trends

"It's exciting for a national
brand like Dean & DeLuca to
embrace local bakery brands,
and it feels really great to
be part of it. Our gluten-free
bundt cakes are among our
top sellers, and we make
them in several flavors."
Robin Knight, owner of Emily Kate's Gluten Free Bakery in Kansas City

In Yountville, California, a lot of catering business

with their children on the playgrounds?" Crampsey says.

involves Napa Valley wine tours that serve gourmet bag

"Now they can get a latte and a donut. We use it for

lunches from Bouchon Bakery. "Chef Thomas Keller is a

catered parties. It really becomes a promotional tool.

major influence in the Napa area."

I want to compete with the ice cream trucks. I would
wager my donuts are better."

Consumers are starting to change the perception of
the food they expect, and demand, at an office event,

In the business world, fresh bakery can have a posi-

Altieri Lopez says. Some clients are now specifying

tive impact on many aspects of corporate America,

Bouchon Bakery by name for their events. "Where we

according to a recent survey of 1,025 office workers in

are, the majority of people are super into food and

the United States conducted by ezCater. In a new report

that's great for us. People are really looking for high

titled, "Food in the Workplace: Surveying the Impact of

quality product."

Food on Sales, Productivity, and Culture," a majority of
workers agree that food makes it easier to close deals,

Nontraditional catering is another growth vehicle (liter-

keep customers and prospects happy and improve

ally) at Montclair Bread in Montclair, New Jersey. Several

meeting attendance.

years ago, owner Rachel Crampsey expanded into the
food truck business to complement retail bakery, so

Sizzling Platter, a Utah-based restaurant management

they could bring coffee and donuts to the local citizens

company with nearly 400 restaurant units globally,

wherever they might gather. Crampsey gained approval

recently launched its new catering and delivery service,

to purchase an all-electric vehicle that can hold trays of

Sizzling Catering. The new catering and delivery service

finished donuts and two coffee dispensers - perfect for

menu features select items from Dunkin' Donuts,

indoor and outdoor parties and catered events.

including donuts, bagels, coffee, gourmet hot chocolate, breakfast sandwiches, lox, fruit trays and dozens of

Working with, she designed her

additional options.

own "eTuk," which can travel 25 mph and go 50 miles
on one charge. With the design wrap and custom fabri-

With this initial rollout, Sizzling Catering is currently

cation, the total cost came in at under $30,000 deliv-

offered at three of the company's Dunkin' Donuts

ered. "We always wondered, what can we do for Moms

locations in Midvale, South Ogden and downtown Salt

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