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Minor League Baseball, the Catalyst for Major Change

Minor League Baseball, the Catalyst for Major Change

You’ve heard it before, “America’s Favorite Pastime,” when talking about the beautiful game of baseball. Since its inception, baseball has captured the hearts of millions of Americans and many more from outside the United States. The game has a storied tradition that...

5 Steps to Prepare for Your First Booster Fundraising Event in 2021

5 Steps to Prepare for Your First Booster Fundraising Event in 2021

With nearly 40% of the U.S. population fully vaccinated, we’re getting closer than ever to schools and events returning to normal. That means booster clubs will soon be getting busy with fundraising opportunities on the horizon. While the fall football season is still...

Delivery App: How to Use It For In-Seat Delivery and Table Service

Delivery App: How to Use It For In-Seat Delivery and Table Service

A key to dispersing the crowd is minimizing people’s movements.That’s why we see live event venues trying to keep spectators in their seats, and restaurants focusing on sit-down dine-in services rather than having guests mingle at the bar. As a result, being able to...

Ep. 55: The Changing Times of Athlete Marketing with Aaron Zack

Ep. 55: The Changing Times of Athlete Marketing with Aaron Zack

Ep. 55: The Changing Times of Athlete Marketing with Aaron Zack In each episode of The GameDay Playbook presented by FanFood, Rob Cressy discusses how leaders are transforming the sports and live entertainment industry by leveraging technology to enhance the fan...

Ep. 54: Fan Personalization & Selling an Event with Scott Brand

Ep. 54: Fan Personalization & Selling an Event with Scott Brand

Ep. 54: Fan Personalization & Selling an Event with Scott Brand In each episode of The GameDay Playbook presented by FanFood, Rob Cressy discusses how leaders are transforming the sports and live entertainment industry by leveraging technology to enhance the fan...

Ep. 52: Embracing The Changing Sports Landscape with Ben Young

Ep. 52: Embracing The Changing Sports Landscape with Ben Young

Ep. 52: Embracing The Changing Sports Landscape with Ben Young In each episode of The GameDay Playbook presented by FanFood, Rob Cressy discusses how leaders are transforming the sports and live entertainment industry by leveraging technology to enhance the fan...

Ep. 51: Evolution of Sports Media with Dave Goren

Ep. 51: Evolution of Sports Media with Dave Goren

Ep. 51: Evolution of Sports Media with Dave Goren In each episode of The GameDay Playbook presented by FanFood, Rob Cressy discusses how leaders are transforming the sports and live entertainment industry by leveraging technology to enhance the fan experience and...

Ep. 49: Fan First Mindset with Jesse Cole

Ep. 49: Fan First Mindset with Jesse Cole

Ep. 49: Fan First Mindset with Jesse Cole In each episode of The GameDay Playbook presented by FanFood, Rob Cressy discusses how leaders are transforming the sports and live entertainment industry by leveraging technology to enhance the fan experience and operate...

Ep. 48: How Bleacher Report Is Engaging Fans with Will Tidey

Ep. 48: How Bleacher Report Is Engaging Fans with Will Tidey

Ep. 48: How Bleacher Report Is Engaging Fans with Will Tidey In each episode of The GameDay Playbook presented by FanFood, Rob Cressy discusses how leaders are transforming the sports and live entertainment industry by leveraging technology to enhance the fan...

3 Ways Arenas and Stadiums Can Go Cashless for Re-Opening

3 Ways Arenas and Stadiums Can Go Cashless for Re-Opening

In 2020, contactless payment surpassed cash and credit card transactions combined, and accounted for 41.8% of all transactions. This trend is only going to continue — not just in the e-commerce and restaurant space, but most importantly, in the live event space. The...

What Are the Fees Involved in a Mobile Order?

What Are the Fees Involved in a Mobile Order?

Payment Processing Fees, Convenience-Service Charges, and Sales Tax… OH MY! COVID-19 has increased the demand for sports, entertainment and live event venues to move away from cash dependency. This trend had been happening before the pandemic, given the many downsides...

Best Concession Food That Are COVID-19 Friendly

Best Concession Food That Are COVID-19 Friendly

As mobile ordering becomes the new status quote, concession menus are changing, too. Delivery and pickup have not only changed how people pay for and get their food, but also changed customer expectations. As people get increasingly comfortable with digital ordering,...

5 Ways To Grow Customer Value With On-Premise Mobile Ordering

5 Ways To Grow Customer Value With On-Premise Mobile Ordering

From menu configuration to marketing activities, mobile ordering helps F&B operations overcome limited guest capacities. When you hear the term menu engineering, what comes to mind? Menu engineering is a practice that influences customer purchase behavior through...

The Future of Minor League and Semi-Pro Sports Fan Experience

The Future of Minor League and Semi-Pro Sports Fan Experience

If in the early days, minor league sports games were often the only games in town, the amount of distractions and competition for people's attention and time have only compounded over the years. Not only are fans able to watch the games on cable TV, the Internet,...

5 Things to Consider Before Rolling Out Mobile Ordering

5 Things to Consider Before Rolling Out Mobile Ordering

This blog is a recap of our live presentation "In-Venue Mobile Ordering: Best Thing Since Sliced Bread". You can also request to watch the on-demand livestream for free. COVID-19 restrictions have forced many locations to accelerate plans to upgrade their contactless...

The Future of Stadiums: What To Do Between Now and The Next Season?

The Future of Stadiums: What To Do Between Now and The Next Season?

This year has been so shrouded in uncertainty that we have learned to accept and live with it. On the one hand, new coronavirus cases in the U.S. have topped 8.7M with deaths surpassing 225,000. On the other hand, Pfizer has already applied for first approval of its...

FanFood Demo Day: Recap and Q&A

FanFood Demo Day: Recap and Q&A

FanFood Demo Day: Recap and Q&A While there are multiple online and mobile ordering platforms on the market, it can be difficult trying to understand the differences of each one and identify the right option for your operation.   There's no better way to make...

Is the hospitality industry ready for reopening?

Is the hospitality industry ready for reopening?

Is the hospitality industry ready for reopening? While most states still have some sort of coronavirus restrictions in place, we're seeing businesses gradually open up. This week we zoom in onto the hospitality industry and see what pre-emptive measures hotels,...

Rethinking the Business of Foodservice Operations in 2020

Rethinking the Business of Foodservice Operations in 2020

Rethinking the Business of Foodservice Operations in 2020 Last Thursday we concluded our livestream on the topic of “Rethinking the Business of Foodservice Operations”, hosted by Carson Goodale, CEO of FanFood and Mike Plutino, CEO of Food Service Matters.  The...

How Are Countries Getting Ready for the Return of Sports?

How Are Countries Getting Ready for the Return of Sports?

How Are Countries Getting Ready for the Return of Sports? It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for: starting in late June, American sports leagues will be pushing ahead with reopening. The NWSL is the first U.S. sports league to return, with its Challenge Cup...

5 Ways to Improve Your Concession Stand Menu

5 Ways to Improve Your Concession Stand Menu

If there's one thing we're certain about this year, it's that there will be a plethora of uncertainties once live events and sports return. How big will the crowds be? Will customers feel safe enough to make purchases? How should I project my revenue this year? When...

3 Things to Consider When Planning For Foodservice Staffing in 2021

3 Things to Consider When Planning For Foodservice Staffing in 2021

Over the last 5 years, one of the top questions that our new venue partners ask us on the Customer Success team at FanFood is “how much additional labor will I need to operate FanFood?” This question doesn’t have a one-size-fits-all answer and really depends on a...

3 Ways Arenas and Stadiums Can Go Cashless for Re-Opening

3 Ways Arenas and Stadiums Can Go Cashless for Re-Opening

In 2020, contactless payment surpassed cash and credit card transactions combined, and accounted for 41.8% of all transactions. This trend is only going to continue — not just in the e-commerce and restaurant space, but most importantly, in the live event space. The...

What Are the Fees Involved in a Mobile Order?

What Are the Fees Involved in a Mobile Order?

Payment Processing Fees, Convenience-Service Charges, and Sales Tax… OH MY! COVID-19 has increased the demand for sports, entertainment and live event venues to move away from cash dependency. This trend had been happening before the pandemic, given the many downsides...

Best Concession Food That Are COVID-19 Friendly

Best Concession Food That Are COVID-19 Friendly

As mobile ordering becomes the new status quote, concession menus are changing, too. Delivery and pickup have not only changed how people pay for and get their food, but also changed customer expectations. As people get increasingly comfortable with digital ordering,...

5 Ways To Grow Customer Value With On-Premise Mobile Ordering

5 Ways To Grow Customer Value With On-Premise Mobile Ordering

From menu configuration to marketing activities, mobile ordering helps F&B operations overcome limited guest capacities. When you hear the term menu engineering, what comes to mind? Menu engineering is a practice that influences customer purchase behavior through...

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