(Closed) Chain Restaurants for off-site catering?

posted 11 years ago in Food
Post # 3
654 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think the best thing for you to do is figure out what restaurants you want to look at and then ask them.   Every chain restaurant has a website and I’m sure you could get contact information for the actual location nearest to you.  Good luck!

Post # 4
98 posts
Worker bee

Most restaurant do have catering menu. Just go in and ask them. I’ve seen them macaroni grill and cheesecake factory ones.

Post # 5
5920 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I went a wedding last year, and the couple had Fazoli’s cater.  It was fan-freakin-tastic.  There were 2 types of salad, pastas, some sort of chicken (picatta maybe?) and breadsticks.  It was delicious.

I later talked to the bride, who was so proud that they had only spent like $7-$8 per person.

–And I’d be psyched if you had Moe’s.  I love their burritos.  They just closed the location here in town 🙁

Post # 6
1801 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Macaroni Grill will do set up, with utensils and everything for catering services.  But I think it comes in foil containers.  Price wise it is probably a lot cheaper than traditional on site catering.  When I worked for Brinker (the old parent company of Macaroni Grill), it was about $50 for a catering size portion of entrees (8-10 people I think).  I believe it came to roughly $12 per person for a full buffet meal, which isn’t actually bad considering our catered wedding was about double that per person.  The pricing usually doesn’t include beverages and they can usually only do teas/lemonade in styrofoam cups from restaurants.   

Post # 7
2239 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I looked into a few of them. I was considering using fazoli’s as well as Boston Market. Carrabbas also does catering. Yum! Eventually we went with a caterer that is part of a local restaurant/pub. Their catering service is kind of new, so the pricing is great. The owner came out and met us at our tasting and even brought us more drinks. They are a really great group to work with.

So I would suggest checking some locally based restaurants too! Just google around and see what you can find 🙂

Post # 9
198 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think we are going to do Famous Dave’s BBQ, it includes 2 people to set up, serve and clean up. The cost is $16 per person with 3 meat choices, 2 sides, salad and cornbread muffins and includes utensils, plates and napkins. We are going in and meeting the catering manager in a few weeks to do a “tasting” of all their menu items.

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